Obituary of Sharon Lucinda Forgeron
In memory of Sharon Lucinda Forgeron (nee McLaughlin) who passed away on May 11th, 2023 in her 71st year. She was surrounded by love and with family at her side at Niagara Health - St. Catharines, Ontario. Wife of Ken Forgeron, mother of son Luc (Laura) and daughter Maggie. Proud Grand-maman of Gigi and Ellie Forgeron. Sister of Lynn Forgeron (the late Mark) and Debra McLaughlin. Daughter-in-law of Valma and Lucille Forgeron, sister-in-law of Stephen Forgeron and Nicole Forgeron (Chris). Dearest aunt of Bailey Forgeron (Rachael), Shaw Forgeron (Katie), Zach Gorman, Mitch Gorman (Myranda), Claire, Alec (Christine) and Andy. Great-aunt to Miller and Meadow Mae. Predeceased by parents, Clifford and Margaret (Peggy) McLaughlin, sister Valerie and will be missed by cousins across Canada and the U.S.
Anyone who had the good fortune to meet Sharon knew they had met a special person. She was kind beyond measure, always thoughtful and giving. She put her family first in all things, while still generously sharing herself with friends and her community. She was a gifted speech pathologist touching the lives of many and was a tireless advocate for those who did not have a voice. She was also a creative force whose talents encompassed gardening, music, poetry, cooking, sewing; her painting and art could lend itself equally to beauty or whimsy as the moment inspired. Her ingenuity and skill are evident in a home filled with beautiful handmade treasures and vibrant and inspired gardens. She was proud and excited by her cycling accomplishments and her involvement with the Niagara Freewheelers, all shared with Ken, whom she loved profoundly. The many creative costumes Ken willingly wore over the years because Sharon imagined them for some fun event or other are one of the many ways it is clear he felt the same. Together they took wonderful trips and spent magical times at her “happy place”, Garden Lake. They had stories to tell of all that they shared. Of all her many passions in life, none was greater than her deep pride in her children and the joy and wonder that she shared with her granddaughters.
Sharon leaves a legacy of music, laughter and love. She possessed an Irish sense of humour, small town sensibilities, a love of “kitchen parties” and spontaneous dancing. Her faith in God was unfailing and her devotion to Christian life a constant. Working with St. Mary’s CWL was integral to her life and the many friendships she made through that work were treasured. Spearheading a campaign to sponsor a refugee family from Syria was particularly meaningful for her. She will be sadly missed by all and held gently in the hearts of her family and friends until we meet again. Special thanks to the health care staff at Hamilton Health Sciences, Niagara Health-St. Catharines and Home and Community Care Support Services in Niagara.
Sharon’s life will be remembered on Tuesday, May 16th at a visitation at the George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines between 2p and 4p and 7p and 9p with vigil prayers beginning at 3p. Her life will be celebrated in a Funeral Mass at 11am on Wednesday, May 17th at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 169 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. All are welcome to the interment at Pleasantview Cemetery, 2250 RR 20, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E6 with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to Momentum Choir, Bethesda Home Foundation Inc., and the St. Mary of the Assumption Church/St. Vincent de Paul would be appreciated.
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