Sharon Jannette Sweeney

December 27, 2016 14 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Sharon Sweeney (nee Reid), a long-time resident of Edmonton, passed away unexpectedly on December 19th 2016 at her home.

Sharon was born in Walkerton, Ontario and grew up in the Tiverton and Kincardine areas. She received her Registered Nursing degree from Royal Victoria Regional School of Nursing in Barrie in September of 1970.

Sharon began her nursing career in Barrie before moving to Edmonton, where she worked as a Registered Nurse at the Misericordia Community Hospital for over 20 years. After retirement she dedicated 3 years in Inuvik working in a rehabilitation clinic. She later received a Long Service Award for more than 30 years of professional nursing service.

In her free time, Sharon enjoyed cross stitching, reading a good book and gathering with family. Sharon was the voice of reason for many; and when needed, very sharp and wise advice was always available.

Sharon is survived by husband Norman. She will be dearly missed by her daughters Lisa (Lane) and their children Jesse, David, Jacob and Brandon; Tammy (Jason) and their son Avery; and, Christie (Roger) and their children Leanne and Michael.

Fondly remembered by her siblings Elizabeth (Derrick) Nurton of Kincardine, Tom (Barb) Reid of Kincardine, Ted (Brenda) Reid of Hanover, and Bob (Marj) Reid of Lefroy; as well as aunts Annie Campbell, Charlotte Wilson, Margaret Collins and Shirley Woodason. Sharon is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents John and Bernice Reid, and aunt Ellen Colwell.

Memorial Service
Saturday January 7th, 2017 at 2:00 PM.
Trinity Funeral Home Chapel
10530 116 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. She could always make us laugh. I worked with her at Zellers in Bonnie Doon for several years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her!

  2. Words cannot express the deep sympathy I feel for Sharon’s family. Sharon and I became very good friends in nursing school in Barrie. When she went to Inuvik,she came to visit me in Yellowknife. I tried recently to connect with her on Facebook but unfortunately we never reconnected. Thoughts and prayers are with you all as you gather to remember this amazing woman who had such a strong love for her family and she had an amazing sense of humor. I have so many memories to cherish. Love Linda (Fildes) Johnston and Dale.

  3. Our sincerest condolences to Lisa, Tammy, Christie and families on your mum’s untimely passing.

  4. I am sad to hear that another of our RVR classmates is gone. I met Sharon and her family shortly after moving to the Cargill area, and it was her father that kindly offered to take me to Barrie on our first day of Nurses Training, and he also invited my Mom to come to see where I would be living. During our training years we often traveled back and forth together. I lost track of her after graduation. I had to chuckle at the “sharp and wise advice”….yes, she always spoke her mind! May the Lord comfort her family at this time of grief and loss.

  5. I trained with Sharon in Barrie. My thoughts and prayers go to her family. She was a wonderful person.

  6. I am a former nursing classmate of Sharon’s who is deeply saddened to hear about her passing . We haven’t seen each other in 46 years, but that doesn’t lessen the connection. My sincere condolences to all her family!
    Kathy (Dodd) Banks, retired R.N.
    RVR Class of 197

  7. I also am sad to hear that another one of our classmates is gone. I remember visiting at the Lakeview restaurant in Barrie where Norm worked. My sincere condolences.

  8. Words don’t seem enough at a time like this but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. I was able to connect with some of our class in Barrie this summer. Unfortunately I didn’t realize at the time that I lived just down the highway and would have loved to connect with her again.

  9. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

  10. I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing , you will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal

  11. So very sorry for your loss. Sharon was always wonderful to work with and laugh with. My deepest thoughts and condolences for you all.

  12. My thoughts are with Sharon’s family at this time. I am a nursing classmate of Sharon’s from the RVR School of Nursing in Barrie. Our group will most certainly miss another of our Friends from years ago but certainly will cherish her memory.
    Verna Lane Bowerman

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Sharon was a nursing classmate of mine in Barrie at the RVR School of Nursing. Our nursing classmates will remember her with fondness

  14. I was lucky enough to work with Sharon and so I share your loss. My deepest sympathies to all her friends and family

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