Sharp, Lorene

September 12, 1925 ~ July 29, 2021

SHARP, Francis “Lorene” – Passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia in her 95th year. Survived by her son Brian Sharp (Julie), Daughter Joanne Marriott (Jim). Lorene left behind Grandchildren Kelly, SueAnne, Kelso, and Nolan. She also left behind great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Lorene was predeceased by her husband Currie, Son Dennis, Daughter Bonnie Wilson, Son-in-Law Richard Wilson, Grandchildren Alisa and Mark and Great grandchild Andrew. Lorene was an active member of the Moore Agricultural Society for over 50 years. She made history when she was elected as the first woman President of the fair board.
A celebration of life will be held at the Brigden Fair Grounds Exhibition Hall on Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:30. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, those who wish to attend must wear a mask and maintain social distancing. A funeral service will be held at 1:30pm and will be streamed online by clicking the link Meeting ID: 872 6480 7192. A private family graveside was be held at Shetland Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church or Moore Agricultural Society – Homecraft Division (cheques mailed to the funeral home).

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  1. Sending comfort, prayers and love. Lorene safe journey l’ know your family is waiting in heaven for you. Hugs from our family.

  2. Brian, Joanne and families, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We missed seeing your mom during visits to Thompson Gardens and especially in the fair buildings at Brigden Fair. May your grief be comforted by your memories.

  3. Sending sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the Sharp family. Lorene was a long and faithful member of Calvary UC where our families got to know one another. Take care, Connie Capes-Leslie

  4. Our sympathies to the Marriott and Sharp families in the loss of our neighbour and fellow Brigden Fair family member. Her pies were amazing! I had such good visits with her when I collected for cancer which was close to both our hearts. You have so many years of memories to cherish.

  5. My deepest condolences to you Brian and Joanne and your family’s. Your mom was a wonderful woman and worked hard to make our community stronger, Steve Arnold

  6. Our most sincere condolences to the family at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim & Stephanie DeGurse & family.

  7. Sincere sympathy to the Sharp family. I enjoyed working with Lorene at Brigden fair, she certainly was a hard worker, just never stopped. You will have lots of good memories of Lorene.

  8. To the Family of Lorene, a sad time for you all, but how how wonderful to have had her in your life for so many years. She was strict, play by the rules lady, and I admired her dedication to the community. She had a smile when working along side of her even though it was often hard to keep up! She certainly will be missed by so many. Hoping the cherished memories of her will give you peace at this difficult time.

  9. WE are so glad that for Lorene all sorrow and struggles are over.May she rest in peace with her loved ones that she so dearly missed.She was a dear and loyal friend during our time at Calvary church.

  10. Joanne, Brian and families
    So sorry to hear of Lorene’s passing. Sending my sincere sympathy to all of you. She will be so greatly missed by all that knew her. Your memories will keep her with you always. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. So sorry for your loss Lorene was a lady full of energy and care for others. She was always admired and respected for leading the way.
    Keep your memories close and take care.

  12. To Brian and Joanne and Family,
    I was sorry to hear that my friend Lorene has passed away. She has been on my mind all these past months and i was wishing that I could visit with her.My last visit was February,2020 just before covid came..
    Lorene so enjoyed working at the Brigden Fairgrounds and she was instrumental in many of the improvements and especially in the catering that we have tried to carry on with. She was a hard worker, a great cook,served as President of MAS, and served as Secretary-Treasurer of Homecraft for many years.
    When Lorene had to give up her duties at the fairgrounds because of her health, she always said ” I wish i could still be there”
    I know that Lorene is at peace now. She has been ready to meet her heavenly Father and her loved ones for some time.
    “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”
    My sympathy to you all.
    Marilyn Shaw

  13. My condolences Joanne, Brian and Nolan and the Sharp family. Many fun filled, happy hours were spent Sundays playing euchre and on bus trips with Mary and Yvonne. Good friend, “rest in peace”.

  14. Dear Brian ,Joanne and families;sending our sincere sympathy to you all, remmbering lots of skating parties,and other celebrations at Lorenes house during the years,good memeories ,prayers to all, Bonnie and Wayne Franicis

  15. Sincere condolences to Brian and Joanne Lorene and Currie were good friends and good neighbours from the former 2nd line of Moore

  16. Sending my sincere sympathy to Brian & Joanne & families.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  17. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Lorene. She will always be remembered as a woman full of energy. May God give you comfort and peace to all . Alan and Marie Stephenson

  18. My condolences to the family.Enjoyed visiting with Lorene and working in the fair kitchen with her. Many good memories l am sure.

  19. So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a great lady and I spent many hours working with her at the fair. She will be missed

  20. We were so very sad to hear of the loss of Lorene. She was certainly one of the great ones! I remember her working at the fairgrounds with my mother-in-law Joan Muller. Lorene was a no nonsense lady with such a big heart and love for the community. She always offered me up a smile and I have nothing but admiration for her. She was a fine lady! Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. She will be missed! God Bless your family and may He bring you much comfort at this difficult time. She will be with Currie now and our Lord.

  21. To the Sharp family :A very special lady with a mind of her own.We loved Lorene.From the time when we all knew each other from the kids going to school together, and “Grandma” was a large part, through immesurable tragedy, to long volunteering for the good of others, we appreciate Lorene. She will be sorely missed. Our love and blessings go out to each of you . Sharon LaPier and Family

  22. So sorry to hear of the passing of Lorene. I remember her as my Explorer leader at Calvary United Church, Moore Agricultural Society and Brigden United Church. She was a wonderful person

  23. Lorene was a wonderful friend when I was working with her at the Brigden Fair / Moore Agricultural Society. We had great fun in the kitchen. She shared he butter tart recipe and brought me back a much loved bagpipe charm from Scotland. She was a hard working lady. She will be missed.