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William Stephen Sharpe (Steve)

July 25, 1933

July 3, 2023

William Stephen (Steve) Sharpe, 89, passed away peacefully at his residence on July 3rd, 2023. He was born in Grand Prairie to William and Viola Sharpe. Leaving his hometown at a young age, he eventually settled in Elnora, Alberta, where he met his future wife. After getting married, Steve and Norma relocated to Edmonton, Alberta, where he pursued a degree in Education and an advanced degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta. Following a period of working as a teacher and counselor in Edmonton’s public schools, the couple moved to Delta, B.C., where Steve accepted a counseling position at Douglas College. However, driven by his passion to help others as a psychologist, he later established his own private practice, which he continued until his retirement. Steve was an active member of the local United Church, serving congregants faithfully.

Steve is survived by his four children, Greg, David, Stephanie, and Jennifer, as well as his six grandchildren, Evan, Joshua, Ole, Breanne, Olivia, and Larissa. He is also fondly remembered by his six great-grandchildren, Luca, Bodhi, Ruby, Gemma, Milo, and another on the way. Sadly, Steve was predeceased by his beloved wife Norma, with whom he spent 60 years of marriage, and his sisters Josephine and Muriel. The family would like to express their gratitude to the entire staff at the Oxford Senior Care Home for the exceptional care provided to Steve.

On July 3rd, 2023, William Stephen (Steve) Sharpe, aged 89, peacefully passed away at his residence. Born to William and Viola Sharpe in Grand Prairie, Steve left his hometown at a young age and settled in Elnora, Alberta. It was in Elnora where he met his future bride. After their wedding, Steve and Norma relocated to Edmonton, Alberta, where he pursued higher education at the University of Alberta. With a degree in Education and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology, Steve embarked on his career as a teacher and counselor in Edmonton’s public schools. Eventually, the couple moved to Delta, B.C., where Steve accepted a counseling position at Douglas College. However, his passion for psychology drove him to establish his own private practice, which proved to be fulfilling work until his retirement. An active member of the United Church, Steve served his congregation faithfully.

Survived by his four children, Greg, David, Stephanie, and Jennifer, Steve leaves behind a legacy cherished by six grandchildren: Evan, Joshua, Ole, Breanne, Olivia, and Larissa. His six great-grandchildren, Luca, Bodhi, Ruby, Gemma, Milo, and another on the way, will forever hold him in their hearts. Sadly, Steve was predeceased by his devoted wife and partner of 60 years, Norma, and his sisters Josephine and Muriel. The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff at the Oxford Senior Care Home for their exceptional care and support provided to Steve during his time there.

Aged 89, William Stephen (Steve) Sharpe passed away peacefully at his residence on July 3rd, 2023. Born in Grand Prairie to William and Viola Sharpe, Steve left his hometown at a young age and eventually settled in Elnora, Alberta. It was in Elnora that he met his future wife. After tying the knot, Steve and Norma made their home in Edmonton, Alberta, where he pursued his education at the University of Alberta. His commitment to learning led him to earn a degree in Education and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology. Steve then embarked on a career as a teacher and counselor in Edmonton’s public schools before the couple relocated to Delta, B.C., where Steve took up a counseling position at Douglas College. However, his true calling as a psychologist led him to establish his own private practice, providing valuable support and guidance to countless individuals until he retired. Steve’s faith and dedication were evident through his active involvement in the local United Church, where he served as a source of inspiration to many.

Steve is lovingly remembered by his four children, Greg, David, Stephanie, and Jennifer, as well as his six grandchildren: Evan, Joshua, Ole, Breanne, Olivia, and Larissa. Cherished memories of Steve will also be held dear by his six great-grandchildren: Luca, Bodhi, Ruby, Gemma, Milo, and another grandchild currently on the way. The loss of Steve’s beloved wife, Norma, who shared 60 years of marriage with him, and his sisters Josephine and Muriel, weighs heavily on the family’s hearts. Their deep appreciation extends to the entire staff at the Oxford Senior Care Home for their unwavering care and support during Steve’s time there.

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