Sharon Hope

A photo of Sharon Hope


Evangel Community Church
76 Sandy Street, Chatham
Saturday August 28, 2021
11:00 a.m.



Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday August 27, 2021
2:00 - 5:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Please call the Funeral Home to reserve at time

Sharon Elaine Hope of Merlin passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday August 25, 2021.  She will be forever loved by her husband of 54 years, George Hope and her sons Jason Hope (Tammy Craeymeersch) and Jeff Hope (Marianne).  She will be remembered with fondness by her grandchildren Madison (Brandon and their son Zylen) and Preston (with their mother Sherry Hope) as well as Hannah and Aidan.

Sharon was one of six daughters born to the late Rev. John and Marjorie McDonald.  She is survived by Esther Elgie (Wes), Mary Ann Cook (Jack), Linda Stenman (Dwayne), Ruth Cook (Bill) and Jean Jolicoeur (Paul) as well as George’s sister Donna Skinner (Ken).  She worked for many years carrying out administrative duties at St. Clair Grain, Maple Leaf Mills and Cargill before retiring from Kent County Fertilizers.

Sharon was a member of Evangel Community Church in Chatham where she enjoyed volunteering her time and talents.  She enjoyed music, playing the violin, organ and piano.  She also volunteered at Loads of Love in Chatham.  She was a kind and caring soul who left the world a better place.

Friends and family are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation on Friday August 27 from 2:00 – 5:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  A Funeral Service for Sharon will be held in Evangel Community Church, Chatham on Saturday August 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will take place in Shanks Cemetery.  Those wishing to attend the visitation or funeral service are asked to call the Funeral Home at 519-676-9200 to reserve a spot.  The Bereavement Authority of Ontario requires everyone to wear a face covering.

Those wishing to remember Sharon with a memorial donation are asked to consider Loads of Love or the Chatham-Kent Hospice.


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Sharon was SO kind to our family when we lived in Tilbury. Her gentle ways and encouraging words were always timely and appreciated. Sharon brought the gift of JOY to others so freely. She is one of those people that you are so thankful you had met in your life.

Very sorry to hear about Sharon's passing. My condolences to Jason and your whole family.

George: Peggy and I want to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of Sharon. Take care and our prayers are with you all. Mike

George and family, I was so very sorry to read of your profound loss. Sharon was a kind and wonderful person and I always looked forward to our visits. I promise to remember Sharon and keep you and your family in my thoughts. Darrel Stewart

So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love and light to you during this difficult time.

George and family: My sincere condolences to all of you in your sad loss of Sharon. She was such a lovely and happy person and I am so glad that I got to know her at Loads of Love.

Dear George, Jason, Jeff and families, We were so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Gord and Doreen always said they had the best neighbours. Our sincere sympathy.

Jason, Tammy and Family, So very sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers .

Our deepest condolences to Sharon's family. She was truly a wonderful lady who always made you feel like you were here only customer. So very sorry for your loss.

How I remember Sharon Hope When I think of Sharon, I think of a loving vibrant woman. Beautiful inside & out. She loved all things sparkly & bright. But it was the brightness of her soul that out shone  all else. Her generosity & kindness were limitless. She was petite & yet she had an amazingly huge heart that knew no bounds. Strong in her faith she was steadfast in her devotion to God, her family, friends & bettering the world....with a thoughtful gesture, a reassuring smile or a love filled hug. She was always thinking of others & naturally offering to help anyone,  anyone at all. It was just her nature. Family get togethers, for birthdays, holidays or just because,  were only made more special as her talent & love of baking & cooking were highlighted. Always making sure everyone's favorite dish was there, all the while her spirit shone brightly embracing us all.  As a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, sister in-law, friend - Sharon was the centre of the family & happiest there. She was the ribbon of love that continually & lovingly brought us together.  Sharon made our world a better place.

How very sad……we remember Sharon so well. She was so kind and always had a smile on her face. Remembering George and family in our prayers with kind thoughts and sincere sympathy.

Sharon was a very wonderfull happy and cheerfull person......... will be missed by her neighbours

Dear Hope and MacDonald families. I was saddened to learn of the loss of Sharon. Please know how very sorry I am.

George,Jason,Jeff &all the family. Sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. Sympathy to all the family, she will be missed. Bill & Jo-Ann

So sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. George and family our sincere condolences.

Condolences to George & the families at this saddened time. Sharon was a very special person & has touched the lives of many. She will be deeply missed. Prayers & thoughts to all of you.

George and family Sharon's sisters and families We are saddened by the news of cousin Sharon 'a passing. May God comfort you and wonderful memories help you at this time. Sending our condolences to you. Hugs Lois and Laurence Wakefield

My sincere condolences to George and family and to Sharon’s sisters and families. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Pray that God gives you peace and comfort at this time.

To all the Hope Family I am sending you all a big hug!!!! Sharon will be greatly missed!!! I am glad I have all the memories of visiting with all of you and her. Take care and remember the love she had for all of you!!!❤

Sorry for your loss Bonnie Tew Robert and Fred Armstrong

So sorry to hear of the passing of Sharon. Our sincere condolences to George, Jason, Jeff and their families; to Sharon's sisters and their families; and all other family and friends who share wonderful memories of Sharon's life.

George and Families So sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Elaine and Garry Charlton

Please accept my condolences George and family....

Our deepest sympathy to all the families of Sharon Our prayers are with you at this sad time

George and family - I was surprised and saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing. Condolences also to Sharon’s sisters. I remember the family from the little church in Coatsworth.

My condolences George,Very Compassionate Lady

George and family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. May all the great memories comfort you at this time. Our sincere condolences.

Dear George and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies. She was a very special lady, and will be greatly missed by many.

George and family . Sorry to hear of her passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Dear George, Jason, Jeff & families, we are so very sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. She definitely left this world a better place. We will forever remember her kindness, generosity, and beautiful smile; always thinking of others. Fond memories of Sharon taking care of her Cargil family, making sure there was always treats and coffee on hand. We were so fortunate to be neighbours and friends ❤️

My deepest condolences to you George and all your family She was a great lady and will be missed

George, Jason and Jeff, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your wife and mother! May she REST in PEACE

Dear George & family Thinking of you at this very sad time Sincere sympathy Maureen & Carl Atkinson

Dear George, Jason, Jeff and families. I am very sorry to hear about your great loss. Sharon was a sweet and gentle soul. My sincere condolences to Sharon's beloved sisters, their families and all her friends. I know she is happy in heaven but greatly missed on earth.

George & family, we are so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

George and Family, Sharon was a ray of sunshine and a wonderful neighbour. We sure will miss her gentle way. She made a delicious peach pie and was always there if we needed her. May she rest easy and watch over you. Sending our love. 💕Terrylyn, Darrin, Brooke and Dean

Dear George, Thinking of you. I’ll carry Sharon’s smile and my walks with her to the lake and back. Such a good friend, neighbour, and good chats & laughs on those walks. Love + Light Sharon. Sweet dreams. May you Rest In Peace.❤️

Sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. George our sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time . Take care. Dick and Barb

Sincere condolences to George,Jason,Jeff and families.So sorry to hear of Sharon's passing.She was such a kind soul,always speaking when she was out for her walks.R.I.P.Sharon

George & family - Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Sharon, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time. Sharon was a gentle, compassionate soul and I am fortunate to be able to call her my friend. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days to come. Death is not the end, it is only the passing on from time into eternity for the Children of God. Death is not extinguishing the light, it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.

So very sad to hear of Sharron’s passing. She was a wonderful soul who worked hard and loved life. She will be missed by so many.

So sorry to hear about Sharon. Thinking of you and your family. Love and prayers to you all. Liz and Jim Garlick.

George and family. No words can express our sympathies to your loss. A very special lady. Will always remember her kindness, especially to my mom and dad over the years.

Our condolences to George and family. Memories of Sharron from Maple leaf mills..she was a grand lady

George and family. Sad news about Sharon’s passing. Sending our love and prayers. Dave & Anna Mae McConnell

Sharon was a pleasure to work with for many years. My condolences to the Hope family.

George and family. Sad news about Sharon’s passing. Sending our love and prayers. Dave & Anna Mae McConnell

George and family, so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing, prayers to all.

George and family,we want to give our deepest condolences...Our thoughts and prayers are with you always..Fred and Deb

George and family our deepest condolences on the passing of your wife and mother. We have so many fond memories of Sharon from her time spent with our mom, may she be at peace. The Roe family

Sorry to hear of Sharon's passing, our condolences to the Hope family

Dear George, Jason, Jeff and families, so sorry to hear about Sharon. Thinking and praying for all of you. She will be missed, remember all the wonderful memories., Sincerely Max and Nancy

Keith and I have many happy memories of Sharon,at the mill or just walking around Merlin.Sharon greeted everyone with a smile and always had time for a chat.Our thoughts and prayers are with George ,Jason, Jeff and families.Remembering Sharon with love today..❤️

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our many thoughts of sympathy and prayers are with you during this very sad time. May cherished memories help you through this difficult and sorrowful time. Sending hugs and love. ❤🙏💙🙏💙❤ Sue & Brad Smith & Family