Obituary of Sharon May Holland
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Sharon May Holland, beloved wife of Harold Holland, of Rosenort, MB, peacefully passed to her heavenly home the night of Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 at the Morris General Hospital in Morris, MB. Sharon is survived by her loving husband Harold. Her daughter Tami Siemens and son-in-law Kurt Siemens of Rosenort, MB and their children/grandchildren, Madisson and Dominic Sabourin (Aubree and Jade), Harley and Brooklyn Siemens (TaNeille, Sawyer and Beckett) and Eyob. And her son Dwayne Holland and daughter-in-law Heather Holland of Red Deer, AB and their children, Eric and Kelsey Holland and Megan Holland. Hertwin sister Shirley Bartel, and sisters, Beverly Neufeld (Don) and Linda Jersak (Allan). Her brothers Art Dilk (Iris), Allan Dilk (Faye) and Kenn Dilk. And her Uncle Wally Dilk (Gloria). And a host of in-laws, nieces and nephews. Sharon was predeceased by her father Eric Dilk, her mother Selma (Sally) Dilk and her brother Edward Dilk. Sharon was born on September 11th, 1944 in the hospital in Yorkton, SK. She was raised on a farm near Togo, SK and moved to a farm north of Minitonas, MB when she was approximately 12 years old. There she attended a one-room schoolhouse in the Sinclair River District with her twin sister Shirley where they finished school in Grade 8. After years on the farm Sharon and Shirley decided to spread their wings and leave home to get their own place and moved to a basement suite in Swan River, MB for a short while. Sharon was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and accepted his gift of salvation in her younger teen years. Shortly after she was baptized in Wellman Lake and continued to serve the Lord her whole life. Sharon was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Minitonas where she was involved in everything from teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir and trio groups, organizing ladies’ groups and prayer chains, playing her accordion, helping at camp, painting and decorating, making floral arrangements and serving in the kitchen for weddings and funerals. Sharon met Harold in her late teens, and it was love at first sight. They started dating and then were married on July 13, 1963. Their first home was on a farm east of Minitonas where they had their first child Tami in 1965. Then they moved to the Swan River area where they had their second child Dwayne in 1968.They finally settled in the town of Minitonas where they lived most of their life except for a couple of years in Chilliwack, BC. Sharon was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother until the very end. Sharon had many different jobs over her lifetime and always did everything to best of her abilities. Besides raising her kids, she also milked cows and fed chickens and pigs on their farm, worked in Brundidge Jewelers in Swan River, was a Nurses’ Aide at the Swan River hospital, made extra money painting homes, decorating wedding cakes and teaching accordion lessons, and spent many years running the family business, the Minitonas Community Store, alongside of her husband Harold. Sharon and Harold sold their store in Minitonas and retired to Rosenort in 2017. They became members of the Rosenort Fellowship Chapel and made many new friends in the church and community. Sharon had many gifts and hobbies that she used to bless others with. She loved to create arts and crafts, bake and cook, decorate cakes, garden, sew clothes, cut hair, ride her bike and cross-country ski, play with her kids and grandkids, visit and serve neighbours and friends, travel to see family, sing in the church, play piano and of course play hymns on her accordion. She had an unconditional love for everyone she met, and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. The family would like to thank the wonderful ladies from homecare, the caring nurses at the Morris General Hospital, Dr. Hannah and Dr. Fraser for the countless hours of care and support. Also, many thanks to neighbors and friends for their time, food, love and support. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 The funeral service will be held Monday, Aug 1, 2022 at 2:00pm at the Rosenort EMC. Burial will take place at the church cemetery. Viewing will be held at the church prior to the funeral. Location: Rosenort EMC Church just outside of town. Here's a link for directions. https://goo.gl/maps/hNT8M8wCrEJQGaxP9 Online Viewing: If you can't make it here in person here's the link to watch the service online. The link to watch the service will be uploaded to the home page by Saturday. https://www.rosenortfellowship.ca/ All donations will be directed toward Rosenort Fellowship Chapel’s foyer project that is centered around accessibly for seniors with a level entrance, wheelchair accessible washrooms, and an elevator to the basement. Any donation over $20.00 will be given a donation receipt. E-transfers can be sent to: email@example.com Cheques can be mailed to: Rosenort Fellowship Chapel Box 188 Rosenort MB R0G 1W0
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