Howcroft SharonHOWCROFT, Sharon  - It's with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Sharon Howcroft (nee Spires) on May 8, 2019.

After a courageous battle with glioblastoma, Sharon passed peacefully in the comfort of her home, with both her daughters by her side.

Her incredible spirit and positive attitude were an inspiration to her family.

Sharon was born May 15, 1947 to the late Everett and Velma Spires and raised in Solina.

She leaves behind her loving brother Larry and wife Barb, who loved and supported her everyday, and nephews Robert and John.

She was astrong, devoted Mother, Sharon raised her two daughters Andrea and Shannon with endless love.

Her work ethic was like no other, Sharon spent 25 yrs working for Ruddy Electric in Oshawa and finished her career at Beach Arms Retirement Residence in Toronto this past year.

Sharon was an avid admirer and collector of antiques and also enjoyed traveling. She was fortunate to have made her belated-birthday trip to Portugal this past fall.

She devoted much of her time to volunteering as well as caring for and fostering many animals.

She will be deeply missed by her daughters, family, friends, colleagues and “my boy” Shorty.

Sharon will be laid to rest at MOUNT LAWN CEMETERY.

Donations in her memory can be made toThe Animal Guardian Society.

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You are my sunshine,
You make me happy when skies are grey,
I hope you know mom, how much we love you.
You are my sunshine everyday.