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In Loving Memory Of

Sharon Leona Kuykendall


Sharon Leona Kuykendall (née Turner), life-long Grande Prairie resident, died peacefully Thursday, February 23, 2017, in Grande Prairie, of complications from a brain tumour, at the age of 73 years.

She was born in 1943, in Grande Prairie, second child of David (“Dave”) Edson and Mildred Florence (née Allen) Turner. Sharon excelled as a farm home maker, church member and neighbour. She organized many bridal and baby showers, and special birthday and wedding anniversary receptions for friends, neighbours and church members. She was truly “Mrs. Hospitality.”

An accomplished seamstress and custom garment maker, a jacket she designed for her daughter inspired a Sun Ice ski jacket line.

Sharon was an active member of Grande Prairie Church of Christ in many roles including a favourite responsibility of cooking for summer camps.

In 1982, Sharon and her husband, Lyle, bought a Merle Norman Cosmetics studio. For nearly twenty years, Sharon managed it making many customers her friends.

Generous to a fault, Sharon loved people, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A year after Lyle, her husband of 53 years, died (2013), Sharon found domestic happiness again in marriage to Dave Bertrand in 2014.

She was also predeceased by her parents Dave (1994) and Mildred (2000), and her brother Lee (2005).

Sharon Leona Kuykendall leaves to mourn husband Dave Bertrand; brother Robert (Sheila); children: Russell, Anne, Allen (Karen), Ian (Shelley), Kurt (Tammy) and Carla (Kevin); seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service and Interment were held on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations designated to Pineridge Adventure Camp, payable to Grande Prairie Church of Christ (9602 92 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 0H4), would be appreciated.

In Loving Memory of

Sharon Leona Kuykendall
(Maiden: Turner)


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Funeral Service Details

Memorial Service
Sunday, February 26, 2017
3:00 PM
Grande Prairie Church of Christ
9602 92 Ave., Grande Prairie
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