SHARON NIKA

Nov 18th 1976 — Oct 10th 2022 (45 years)

Biography

Sharon Lynn Yarwood Nika



We are sad to announce the passing of Sharon Lynn Nika after a short but brave battle with cancer. On October 10th, 2022, in her 46th year, Sharon left us much too soon. She will be remembered for her kind heart, generous soul and her warm happy laugh. She loved to spend time sharing stories, doing crafts, baking and being with family and friends. She would always get excited at the sight of a baby or fur baby.

Sharon is predeceased by her twin sister Shannon Yarwood and by her father Ian Yarwood. She will be greatly missed by her loving daughter Carlie (Danny), her mother Gina, sisters Paula (David), Debbie(Matthew), Cathy (Vinson), and brother in law Kris Hall, nieces and nephews; Jason (Clarissa), Candace (Cody), Aaron (Shauna), Megan (Sim), Emalie (Emma), great-nieces Payton and Paisley and fur babies Maple, Monte and Millie.

Sharon could light up a room with her infectious laugh and cheeky smile. She could always make the people around her feel special. Sharon was always inseparable from her twin and we take comfort knowing that she has left us to once again to be with Shannon.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held on Sunday October 30th from 1 to 4 pm, in the recreation building at 216 Plains Rd W. Visitor parking is available in any spot in the complex which does not have an assigned number on it.

Notes of Condolences about SHARON

Megan Davidson

a month ago

I have such wonderful memories of both Shannon and Sharon. We went to Westmount together and were best friends. I remember buying my first pair of doc Martin's with Shannon and limping around trying to break them in. I remember eating endless boxes of kraft dinner and listening to the dead Kennedys and the smith's in their bedrooms. I remember driving around in Joe's car listening to Depeche Mode and meeting you both after work at NYF. My heart hurts but that you're both gone and I'm sending love to your sisters and mother and your beautiful daughter. I'm grateful that you are both together again.

Veronica Tweedle

a month ago

Sharon and I worked together for nine years. In that time she became a very close friend. I have spent a lot of time the last few days thinking of all the fun we had and how much I loved being around her. The day was always better if Sharon was there and I feel lucky to have had her in my life. I have missed her so much since we stopped working together and will remember her forever as one of my favourite people in the world. My heart breaks for Carlie and all the family that she loved so much and talked about often. My deepest condolences to all of you.

Susan Haritonow (nee Yarwood)

2 months ago

Sharon and Shannon were my nieces, my brother Ian and sister in law Gina's twins. I last visited from England about 20 or so years ago with my daughter, Louisa, who would then be about 9 or 10 years old. Sharon and Shannon would be about 20ish. They instantly made us feel as though we had known them forever. They took Louisa to see the latest Star Wars film which had just come out over there, calling at shops and she was loaded with all sorts of things and new trainers when she returned

She was so happy, they treated her like their little sister and made her feel so special. They all had so much fun together. We would go out together to the shopping malls and had such a good time. We are all inconsolable to hear of Sharon passing, now with Shannon and dad Ian. We all send all our love to all of you. Look after and take care of each other. Sending hugs to all of you and wishing I was there to offer comfort. Love Sue and all the family over in England. xxxxx


Lynda Yarwood

2 months ago

Trying to teach Sharon and Shannon to swim age 6.


I was on holiday from England and Uncle Ian, took us to a big out door pool, on a very hot summers day. Sharon and Shannon were absolutely gorgeous, but there swimming was not so cute. They just laughed and giggled at my attempts to teach them . We all had a great day, that day will always be in my heart. Its lovely to remember the twins so young and full of mischief .

I may be in England Sharon, but you and Shannon will always be in my heart. Love you all Lynda xx

Irwin

2 months ago

What I remember most about Sharon was that she loved to laugh. I worked with her at Walmart and I knew that I would have one good laugh a day when we worked together. I will miss her and my heart goes out to Carlie her entire family.

Emalie Colombe

2 months ago

Aunty Sharon was like my second mom, she never said no to having me over and I always wanted to be there. Shes a big part of who I am today and i'm incredibly greatful for how present she has been in my life and everything shes taught me. She ALWAYS had games and crafts for us todo, I still have/use some of them today. She knew how to make me laugh, like the uncontrollable belly laughs and I can think of a million inside jokes that we share, I'll cherish each and everyone of them and probably still be laughing about them decades from now. I'll miss her forever, may she rest easy.

Ruth Thornbury

2 months ago

Sharon touched me more as a friend than almost anyone I have ever met. We went from coworkers to besties in a matter of weeks. For over 10 years, work was never work. It was giving each other haircuts in the doctor's office, laughing at each other and everyone around us. Secret looks where we didn't have to say a word.

We went from bringing lunches for each other (always finding at least 1 hair) to sleepovers, calling and texting all the time.

We spent at least 1/3 of our workday not being able to answer the phone because we were laughing too hard.

She kept me smiling and put me in my place when I needed it. Always real. Always the best soul.

We haven't worked together in 8 years, but never lost contact, never stopped laughing.

She'd hate if I said I loved her, but did, and I do. (Sorry Sharon)

My deepest condolences to Carlie and the family, I'm so sorry.

She will be very missed, and never replaced.

Jane MacDonald

2 months ago

I remember first meeting Sharon at a Scotiabank Christmas party she attended with Shannon. I was drawn to her sense of humour and incredible laugh, just like I was with Shannon. I was included in a group chat with both of them that we kept up all these years. That chat brought me so much joy, laughing at funny videos being shared, hearing stories of maple, and knowing what Carlie( her pride & joy ) was up too. Sharon, you will be missed so incredibly much. I know you are at peace with Shannon, Max, & Molson. Rest easy ♥️

Bernadine D’Souza

2 months ago

My deepest sympathy to you Paula and your family. May warm memories and the love of family comfort you during this difficult time. May Sharon soul RIP.

Paula Ferguson

2 months ago

So many memories and so much that I wish I had said or done. I remember you as a baby and feeding you your bottle. I remember pushing your stroller around the block. Taking you to wonderland and bringing back that giant stuffed horse. You were a second mom to my kids when they were growing up. Carlie as a baby. Going trick or treating with them all. I remember making gingerbread houses with them of them. Scrapbooking with you. Moving christmas from my house to yours on the middle becausevmy stove broke. So many little things. I am going to miss you so much. We will look after Carlie for you. You should be so proud of her. Love you!

Candace Colombe - Johnston

2 months ago

I have so many beautiful memories with Sharon. However the most recent memory was the most selfless act of love. Sharon is known for making a mouth watering, delicious vanilla cake covered with a whipped frosting and fresh berries. When I first got engaged I had jokingly asked Sharon if she would make my wedding cake because it was Our favourite. We ended up having to postpone our wedding date and the conversation about the wedding cake was put on the back burner. Well our new wedding date approached and we decided we would just have wedding pies. Nothing could do Sharon’s cake justice. We finally got married on October 1, 2022 and while taking a trip to check out the desert table it was to our surprise that Sharon’s cake had appeared! Though she could not physically make it herself, She got her sisters on board and made sure it was perfect. The moment Cody and I saw the cake it was instant happy tears.. (maybe a few alligator tears depending who you ask). We knew that even though she couldn’t physically be with us she was in fact sharing her love and support.

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