Sharp, Donald Adrian Edwin

May 22, 1941 – April 14, 2012
at the age of 70 years

The family of Don Sharp sadly announce his sudden passing on April 14, 2012, at the age of 70. Don was born on May 22, 1941 in Vancouver B.C.

Don is predeceased by his father Donald Sharp Sr., survived by his mother “Birdy” (Roberta) and her husband John of Yuma, AZ, his loving companion of 22 years Vi, his three children: Dawn Marie (Dave) of Edmonton, AB, David of Victoria, BC, and Daniel (Jane) of Bangkok, his two step daughters Cynthia and Joyce, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  He was a kind and gentle man; he will be greatly missed.

Don spent 29 years in the Canadian Navy as a weapons technician. Upon retirement he returned to Salmon Arm only to return to service as a Cocksen for 6 months. After which he continued to be active in the community as a Guard at the local RCMP detachment, and serving for over 12 loyal and dedicated years at the Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Camp. Don loved ocean fishing, hunting and socializing at the Royal Canadian Legion.

Don requested no service. Instead happy hour will be held at the Salmon Arm Royal Canadian Legion on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 2-4 p.m.

7 Comments

  1. i’ll miss you more than you know. thanks for being in my life,and loving ALL my kids.popa thank you for loving mom for over 22yr. love always cynthia

  2. Don was a good Shipmate on 2 Ships with me and I enjoyed sailing with him both times. He was also a neighbour of mine in the mid 70’s for a few years in Victoria. We had great times together even when he returned as a Coxswain on one of the Porte boats in Victoria and made the trip to the Rose Festival. He was a good man, a good friend and I believe a good father when he could. I send condolences to all his family. He will be missed.

  3. Sorry to hear of Don,s passing just spent two great days with him in Feb at Qualicum Beach.He will be missed by many I am sure

  4. We were very sorry to have heard about Don’s passing. Would have gone to the happy hour if we had known. Our sympathies to you Vi.

  5. Memories of Don
    My name is Pat Kimery. I knew Don back in the day, back to 1965 or ’66. I was shocked when I picked up the Shuswap Paper, which I do not normally do, but something made me pick it up, and saw his obituary. I remember Don back at Halifax, living in PMQs at Albro Lake, Dartmouth. and visited them often. I have pictures of him and his wife, at that time, sitting at their kitchen table. I worked with her at Albro Lake. They took in my mom when she came to visit me unannounced and as I was living in WRENS quarters at HMCS Stadacona, she could not stay with me and they kindly let her stay with them. I must look for those pictures. My prayers to his family. He was a LS back then, not too long married. They were both kind people. My surprise he was in Salmon Arm all this time, me in Enderby. Small world. I know he will be remembered by many wonderful friends and family. I am sorry I could not make the happy hour on Friday and maybe have met you all. Bless you and know he is safe. Thank you for allowing me to say my condolences and share my memories from the past.

  6. My condolances to the the Sharp Family.
    I sailed with Don in the late 70’s having him as a boss on Terra Nova.
    From all the great things he did in life, he will be missed by many.

  7. Gayle Sharp would like to get in touch with you. I have her phone # and will forward to you if you wish

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