It is with great sadness that the family of Verla Doreen Sharp announce her passing on Monday, October 14, at the age of 75.
Born in Mimico, Ontario on February 6, 1944, Verla worked as a legal secretary before taking time between 1972 and 1982 to raise her two sons. She subsequently returned to private sector employment as a legal assistant, office manager, and estate assistant. She was also proprietor of Gems, Stones and Dinosaur Bones between 1994 and 1997 and secretary to the Consul of Lebanon in 1997-1998. Verla concluded her lengthy career as a judicial secretary at the Alberta Court of Appeal, retiring in 2014.
Verla will be remembered and missed by her sons: Jason (Valerie) and Adrian; sisters: Carole and Brenda; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Jim); and brother-in-law, Bob.
Verla was pre-deceased by her parents, Howard and Alma; her husband, George; brother, Wesley; sister, Eleanor; and her grandchildren, Maeve and Nathaniel.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2019 at Connelly-McKinley, St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, AB. A reception will follow between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Ironwood Estates, 40 Ironwood Point, St. Albert, AB.
Those who so desire may make Memorial Donations to Diabetes Canada, 1300-522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2R5 or to a charity of their choosing.