Sharlene will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Barry, her four children, Carly (Kevin), Jay (Nicky), Janine (Chris), Craig (Lacey) and eight grandchildren Keaten, Sophia, Nash, Mason, Declan, Kaden, Payton and Logan. She was very much looking forward to her ninth grandchild due in October. She also leaves to mourn her sister Sharon (Barry) Burke, and her brothers Charles (Jane), Don (Norma) and John (Faye) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Jean and her mother and father in law Lyle and Mary Spencer.
Sharlene was born on April 10, 1951 to Lawrence and Jean Peckover and raised on the family farm just north-east of Homewood. She attended school in Brigdenly and then at Carman. Sharlene attended nursing school at the Misercordia School in Winnipeg. Sharlene was a caring and compassionate nurse. She spent most of her nursing career at the Carman Memorial Hospital.
Sharlene married Barry, the love of her life on September 22, 1973. They first lived in Winnipeg and then built a house just outside of Homewood. Family was everything to Sharlene. Peckover family gatherings happened frequently throughout the year and nothing made Sharlene happier than a big family gathering. Barry and Sharlene spent a lot of time at the family cabin on Lee River. It was her favourite place to be. It didn’t matter how many people were there,as she could always find a place for you to sleep. Barry and Sharlene also travelled a lot with their kids. There were many memories of the California trip in the motor home. Later in life, they travelled to Florida, Europe, New York and the Panama Canal. Sharlene loved to travel and was always up for an adventure.
Being a Grandma was Sharlene’s most treasured role. Her pantry was the best snack cupboard, her freezer full of popsicles and the most magical thing about Grandma was that she never said no. Sharlene was there for everything in her grandkids lives. Whether it was practices, concerts, fundraiser, you name it, Grandma was there. She was simply everybody’s everything and we don’t know what we will do without her.
A viewing has taken place at Doyle’s Funeral Home and a private family graveside service will be held at Sperling Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Sharlene may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Carman Kinettes.