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DURANT, Sharalyn Jean

DURANT, Sharalyn Jean

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sharalyn Jean Durant on January 8th, 2018. She was born in Star City, Saskatchewan on April 16, 1948.
Shar will always be remembered and cherished by her husband Keith, her son David and his wife Lindsay, their children Daxin, Mavin, Colben and Keslan, her son Raymond and his wife Amanda and their children Mya and Noah. She also leaves to cherish her memory her sisters and brothers and many family members and friends whom she treated as family.

Shar loved her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and kept God first in her life. Her deep-rooted faith brought great comfort and joy to her and to those she loved. Her genuine love for people was evident by how she served others. She worked at KGH bringing love and comfort to everyone with she came in contact. She would take time to stop and pray with people who were in the operating room waiting to go into surgery. Shar was a second mom to so many, always ready with a welcoming hug and an open heart. She took the time to connect at a heart level. Her love extended beyond those in her direct circle to anyone who needed a friend. That network of friends stretches from near and far. Her acceptance and love has touched so many lives.

Shar had health issues all of her life but always remained optimistic about what God had in store for her next. This reality reminds us that every day with her was truly a gift. The last 20 years with her have been some of her best and the healthiest years of her life—they have been priceless. Shar was energetic and strong, unafraid of hard work. She was passionate about traveling and adventure and up for the challenge of trying new things. She didn't waste a moment along the way and impacted so many people.

Shar cherished her family and spent her time showing that in every way. She was a dedicated and involved wife, mother and grandmother. Some of her happiest moments were picnics at the park, hiking, travelling and just being present with them. Shar’s generosity, hospitality and kindness has made our lives richer.

Despite the challenges of these past few years, her eyes would light up to see those she loved. Never for a moment was she not glad to see you.

Shar—wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend—we love you and cherish our memories with you. We are so thankful for the hope we have through our Saviour’s work on the cross. We will see you again one day.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church, 3174 Gordon Drive, Kelowna. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.

**In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gardom Lake Bible Camp, or sponsor a kid to go to camp. The link is www.gardomlake.ca and click on donate. You are able to say the donation is made in memory of Sharalyn Durant and they will get a tax receipt.

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com
Condolence Messages
  • Jan 24, 2018
    Keith & Family;
    We were very sorry to hear about Shar's passing. She was certainly a fighter and enjoyed life to the fullest. Her family was very important to her. May time and all the wonderful memories get you threw these hard times.
    Glenn & Loretta Cross
  • Jan 21, 2018
    Keith and family our thoughts are with you. Shar was a very special person.
    Susan and Walt Reglin
  • Jan 21, 2018
    It is with heavy hearts that we see the passing of Shar. So sorry Keith and family to hear this sad news. Feel devastated knowing how special she was to all of us. Her gift of kindness has been felt through Kelowna and every heart she has touched. She truly was one of God's angels. We know we shall see her again one day. Thinking of you and praying in this sad time. Mark and Wendy Montcalm
  • Jan 20, 2018
    Our deepest condolence to the family of Shar. Shar was a very kind and gentle person and will be greatly missed by those who knew her. Ron and Terry Hagel
  • Jan 18, 2018
    Keith and family, so sorry to hear about Shar's passing she was a very caring and gentle soul who had a heart of gold.
    Lana James
  • Jan 16, 2018
    So sorry to hear of Shar's passing. My deepest condolences to Keith and the family.
    Diane Bognar
  • Jan 16, 2018
    Dear Keith and family. I am truly sorry to hear that Shar has passed away. I worked with her most of my career at KGH. Somehow when we saw her face we knew all would be well. She was organized and energetic and knew where every instrument was and she had it ready when it was needed. After retirement she continued to spread her joy wherever she went.
    Rest in Peace Sharalyn. We will miss you.
    Sandy Kavanagh
  • Jan 15, 2018
    Keith and Family. We are so sorry for your lost, we know Shar is with the Lord, but she will always be deeply missed, not only by her family, but by all the people whose lives she touched. She was a close friend to us and will always be missed and remembered. John and Jean Prater
  • Jan 15, 2018
    Keith and family,
    I am truly sorry to hear of Shar's passing. She was a very special person. I worked with her for many years in the KGH OR. She was a very dedicated employee and gave her all to her job. Always a pleasure to work with. I know how much her family meant to her and know that she will be missed. She was one to the most caring people I have ever known.
    Carole Wiggins & Richard Baxter
  • Jan 15, 2018
    Keith and family, so sorry to hear of Shar's passing. I worked with her at the hospital for many years. She was a very kind, gentle person and very dedicated to her work. She always spoke highly of her family and was so proud of them.
    Thinking of you at this difficult time,
    Linda mcleod
  • Jan 15, 2018
    Sorry for your loss Keith. We will see her again.
    Les and Linda Shaw
  • Jan 15, 2018
    I knew Shar in the late 80's when I worked at KGH. She was a really lovely, kind person. One of the nicest people I have ever met.
    Rest in peace Shar.
    Janice Ott