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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: Don Zarowny
Relation: Friend & former contractor colleague

Sincere sympathies from my wife and I to Colleen & Rocky and all your families. Great memories of attending the Student Transportation Annual Conferences and sitting at Babes table with many others listening to him reminisce of the many incidents that were associated with his past bussing experiences. Also, I appreciated Babe allowing me to hunt on his river property, but he would always say, don’t tell Colleen. In return I would bring wild sausage, smokies and pepporoni, of which he commented that was totally enjoyed.

From: Dennis Wells(Wolfe) Sr
Relation: Former Bus Passenger/Friend

Please accept our sincere sympathy to Babe’s family and friends. I have a few good memories of Babe he would sometimes be our sub bus driver and i got home fast, just in time to catch 30 minutes of Edge of Night. He was also a fair man, and when he spoke you listened. I remember getting some sound advice from Babe, and I listened. Thank you Babe. RIP until we meet again.

From: marcel martin
Relation: friend

my condolences to colleen rocky and family I sold a lot of veh to babe as he was a gm person he was honest and always happy to see you he loved people and people loved him I will miss him

From: Ray & Elaine Efford
Relation: neigbour

Our condolence, sorry to hear of Babe’s passing . He was a great man .
Sincere sympathy from Ray & Elaine

From: Hector and Pearl Deschamps
Relation: our bus driver and long time friend

to Coleen and family we are so sorry for your loss and ours. We will forever have memories of all the times on the bus and then him driving our children,he will be greatly missed.
Hector, Pearl and all of our children.

From: Neil & Deb Priddle
Relation: as a customer

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad & Grandpa. Look back fondly on your memories and hold him close in your heart

From: Kevin and Debbie Lawrence

Rocky,Joanne and family we just heard of the passing of your Father. We send our deepest sympathies to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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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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