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"Babe" Vernon Sharkey

August 14, 1930 - January 25, 2016


On January 25, 2016, Mr. Vernon “Babe” Sharkey of Heinsburg passed away at the age of 85 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Colleen; daughter, Lora (Gary) Meiklejohn; son, Rocky (Joanne) Sharkey; 6 grandchildren, Tarelle (Phil) Stubbs, Travis (Danielle) Meiklejohn, Tiana (Lee) Zwarich, Jamie (Tatjana) Sharkey, Aaron Sharkey & Dustin (Jenna) Sharkey; 11 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Nolin & Dalan Stubbs, Alexi Meiklejohn, Taya, Hayes & Wyatt Zwarich, Noah & Nate Sharkey, Montana & Scarlet Sharkey; 2 sisters-in-law, Olga Sharkey & Barbara Boyle; 3 brothers-in-law, Laverne (Doris) Wilson, Ken (Carol) Hunt & Ken Shephard; numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Exie & Thelma Sharkey; brother, Lawrence; & sister, Lila Wilson. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Heinsburg Community Hall, Heinsburg. Pastor Kelly Sibley will be officiating, with interment in Frog Lake Community Cemetery, Heinsburg. If desired, donations may be made to Frog Lake Community Cemetery Fund c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jonathan and Mandi Sharkey
Relation: Great Uncle to Jonathan

We were very happy to meet you and a chance to get to know you. We loved to hear stories about playing hockey with Buddy.
Love from Calgary Sharkey’s

From: Doreen A Younghans
Relation: Long time friend

Sincere sympathy to all at this time . Have many fond memories of all the music we played together years ago. He will be greatly missed

From: Gail Havener
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear about Babe’s passing, our sincere condolences. Although he will be greatly missed, our Babe stories will help all of us to remember this special man in a very fond way.

From: Walter and Helen Skolarchuk and Family
Relation: friends of the family for many years

Condolences to the Sharkey family in the loss of your beloved Babe, cherish your memories of him and may those times help you through this sad occasion. His quick wit and friendly smile will be missed by all.

From: Elaine Bartee
Relation: Babe knew my dad

So sorry to hear of Babe’s passing. It was wonderful to meet you both last summer. It was nice to connect with people who knew my parents. My thoughts and prayers are with Babe’s family. Rest in peace, Babe.

From: Sandra Lorenson Holthe
Relation: Friend of the family

From myself and on behalf of my mom, Martha Lorenson, I extend condolences to Colleen, Rocky, Joanne and their entire families on the passing of Babe. Babe and his band “the Heinsburg Old Timers” kept a lot of people dancing, laughing and having fun ….I will forever remember that. My glass is raised to this fine fellow.

From: Carolyn Fakeley

Our condolences to the Sharkey family on the passing of Babe. A lot of memories over the years dancing to the “Old Timers” and growing up in Heinsburg.
– Gary and Carolyn Fakeley

From: SARANCHUK Walter & Marg
Relation: Old friends.

Colleen and all the family. We are thinking of you..our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Babe was a great man…Walter says…from one musician to another…keep on playing. Bless you all.

From: Arlys (Maas) Parke
Relation: Long time aquaintence

Colleen, Lora, Rocky and families. My sincerest sympathy to all of you on the loss of Babe. Oh, the music in Heaven must be awesome. With Mr. Smuk and Harry already there, the dancing can begin as the band is almost complete. I enjoyed Babe’s musical skills as many did. He will be missed by all, but Heaven has gained another angel! Sincerely, Arlys (Maas) Parke

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 30, 2016
Beginning at 11:00am

Heinsburg Community Hall

Heinsburg, AB Canada

Heinsburg, AB Canada

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