Obituary of Edna Grace Sharkey
It is with sadness that the family of Edna Grace (Verner) Sharkey, beloved wife of Frederick Sharkey, announces her passing. Born in Saint John on April 17, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mertice (Hamilton) Verner.
A life-long resident of Saint John, Edna lived selflessly for her community. Edna and Fred were foster parents for 28 years and fostered over 300 children. A favourite pastime of hers was playing Bingo with her friend Natalie.
Edna is survived by her loving husband, Fred, of 62 years; sons, Freddy and Tait; daughter, Margo (Irvine) Eatmon; grandchildren: Scott, Jason, Jillian, Tamara, Joey, Katelyn, Lucas, Miguel, and Tait; great-grandchildren: Gavin, Benjamin, Bailey, Jaxon, Serenity, Liberty, Hunter, Alex, MacKenzie, Lainie, and Greylynn; brother, David; and sisters, Mertice and Gina.
Besides her parents, Edna is predeceased by her grandson, Irvine Eatmon, and several siblings.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 2 pm from Brenan’s Chapel. Due to COVID-19 health measures placed on formal gatherings by the Government of New Brunswick, all those 12 and over attending the Funeral Liturgy will be required to show proof of vaccinations and a piece of government-issued ID, or proof of medical exemption. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Cancer Society. Online condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com.