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Burke SharonBURKE, Sharon Harriet (nee Godfrey) 

SEPTEMBER 10, 1945 – MAY 21, 2023 


Sharon passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Sunday May 21, 2023 at the age of 77 after a brief but valiant battle with cancer.


Devoted wife of the late Harvey Burke for more than sixty years. 


Loving mother to Dan Burke, Kim Kirby and her husband Al, Heather Lyman and her husband Harry and Nancy Burke and her husband Chris Leherbauer.


Cherished Gramma to Leslie, Sarah, Kyle, Elysia, Will, Connor, Christine, Caroline, Andrew and Charles as well as four great-grandchildren.


Sharon will be sadly missed by her lone surviving sister, Lynne Lee.


Predeceased by her parents Florence and Harold Godfrey as well as sisters’ Shirley Cox and Fern McGillis.


Sharon will be lovingly remembered by her extended family which includes many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law Doris Dugas and Ella Legere and brother-in-law Bob Burke.


Sharon’s many friends at Forestree Place senior residence in Bowmanville will have fond memories of her as well.


Sharon was enthusiastically involved in horseshoe’s and other activities at the Bowmanville Older Adults Association.


The family would like to Thank the many Paramed PSW workers who provided wonderful care to Sharon on a daily basis, with a special Thanks to Shawna. 


A visitation for Sharon will be held Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, Oshawa. A memorial service will be held from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. with interment at Union Cemetery to follow immediately after. 


In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sharon’s memory may be made to the R.S. McLaughlin Cancer Centre at Lakeridge Health through Oshawa Funeral Home or directly to The Bowmanville Older Adult Association, 26 Beech Ave., Bowmanville –


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