Sharon Anne Sleigh (Crooks)
Age 76, Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully with husband, Chuck, by her side on October 9, 2020 in the Palliative Care Unit, the VG Site, QEII. Born July 4, 1944 in East Chester, she was a daughter of the late Mabel (Baker) and Willis Crooks (Tancook Island and Halifax). She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Charles “Chuck” Sleigh; her loving sons, Todd (Suzanne) Sleigh and Troy (Ann) Sleigh, both of Kanata, Ont.; and her precious grandchildren, Sarah, Emma and Charlotte Sleigh, Jillian, Matthew and Meghan Sleigh.
Also mourning her loss are her siblings, Gerald (Joan) Crooks, Mississauga; Delphine Boscoe, Colby Village; Carroll (Ellen) Crooks, Dartmouth; Rodney (Carol) Crooks, Mississauga; and Diane Crooks, Halifax; many beloved
nieces and nephews and dear friends. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by brother-in-law, Earl (Delphine) Boscoe; niece, Susan Crooks; and nephew-in-law,William “Bill” Almolky (Sherry Friis). Sharon was an employee of Scotia Flour and Feed, Halifax and the Kmart and Kent stores of Lower Sackville, the latter from which she retired in 2014.
Sharon was well-known for her sense of humour and her gift for making people laugh with joy and abandonment. She was an avid bowler in her day and excelled at gardening, maintaining a colourful and beautiful backyard garden which was enjoyed by all. Sharon looked forward to the family reunions on Tancook Island; and Halifax on Christmas Eve following the service in Mulgrave Park United Baptist Church.
However, the most precious things in her life and the dearest to her heart
were her six wonderful grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She was proud of all their accomplishments and would eagerly share the latest news about each of them.
The family would like to thank the many caring health care professionals who guided Sharon and Chuck through the difficult journey over the last 18 months since she was first diagnosed with serious illnesses. Sharon and Chuck much appreciated the kind and gentle manner with which they were treated by everyone. Thank you to Amanda and the paramedics who assisted in her care the evening before she was admitted to the Palliative Care Unit so that she could remain at home as long as possible. Thank you to the Palliative Care teams at Cobequid Community Health Centre and the Victoria Building for their kindnesses and gentle care of Sharon, Chuck, Todd, and Troy. All are much appreciated.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Atlantic
Funeral Home, Sackville Chapel. Cremation has taken place. As per Sharon’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Take a walk and enjoy the sunshine. For those wishing to do so, donations may be made in Sharon’s memory to Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca), the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca) or other charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Sackville Chapel).