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Obituary for Sharon Fern Chartrand (Badham)

On the afternoon of January 5, 2024, our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Sharon Fern Chartrand, born August 16, 1946, passed away peacefully at 77 years of age at her care facility, Cartier House, in Coquitlam, BC. Sharon had been quarantined since January 2 with RSV which suddenly became very serious due to her congestive heart failure, compromised lungs and other health issues. Her husband of 58 years, Paul Chartrand, and daughter, Arlana Kuzyk, were able to be with her and pray with her before she fell asleep and left into the arms of the Lord.

Born in Prince George, BC, to Fern Badham (Dutton) and William Badham, Sharon was the oldest of two daughters and was an inquisitive, active and talkative child, who had a zest for life. Sharon met Paul while in highschool, they married on May 22, 1965 and moved to Vancouver, BC, where she had their only child, Arlana, to complete their little family of three.

Sharon had a love of learning and was a voracious reader. So it was not surprising when she began taking evening classes at Douglas College to obtain her Certificate in Library Assistant/Technician. Soon after this, she started her first job in School District 43, in the library at Port Moody Senior Secondary, where she worked many years, and then moving through various schools in the district, doing what she loved until she finally retired at age 70 from Pine Tree Senior Secondary. She was absolutely dedicated to the students, arriving early every day, before her shift even started, working through lunch and staying late for 42 years.

The only thing more important to Sharon than her work was her family. She was affectionately called Grandma C by her two grandson’s Zack and Nick Kuzyk. She was their number one fan, faithfully attending all their school functions and numerous sporting activities: first, soccer, then, basketball and finally, track and field events. She had a gentle, generous, kind and caring character, always putting others ahead of herself. Spending time with her family was always at the top of her priority list.

Sharon’s favorite times were spent with her family, reminiscing and sharing stories and laughter. She had an impeccable memory for past events even in her later years when her health had deteriorated. Over the last five years, Sharon’s health declined and she had numerous lengthy hospital stays. Her final hospitalization in May 2023, left her unable to walk and she was moved to her care home.

She is survived by: her husband of 58 years, Paul Chartrand; her only child, Arlana (Blair) Kuzyk and her two grandsons Zack and Nick Kuzyk; her younger sister Gwen (Jerry) Beznochuk, and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews; plus many extended family members.

Sharon will be missed, but forever remembered and cherished in the hearts of her family and dear friends.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the amazing staff at Cartier Seniors Home for the loving care they provided to Sharon during the final months of her life.

Memorial Service will be held at the Maple Ridge Alliance Church, 20399 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 27, 2024

The service will also be available on livestream for people not able to attend in person.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations to be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. or to plant a Memorial Tree