Obituary of Sharon (Kanary) Moore, RN River Ryan, Glace Bay
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It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Sharon Ann Moore (Kanary) age 63 on Monday September 13, 2021 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Sharon fought a hard fight for 7 years with her illness but unfortunately was too tired. Sharon graduated from St. Martha’s in 1976 as a registered nurse and continued her education by graduating with her degree from St FX University in 2006. Sharon was a very caring, compassionate, and competent nurse who started her career at the Glace Bay General Hospital and continued at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Ambulatory Care. She retired in 2013 after 39 years of service and continued to work casual. Sharon loved her work. She was the type of nurse you loved to see coming to work because she always knew how to make your shift enjoyable with lots of laughs in between. She was very respected by her coworkers and provided excellent care to her clients. Born in Glace Bay April 27, 1958, Sharon was the daughter of the late Mary (Rafferty) and Joseph Kanary. Left to mourn is her husband of almost 40 years, Bryan and son Ryan (Cayla McDonald.) She will also be dearly missed by her brother, Joe Kanary (Carol), sisters, Patricia Rideout (Merle) and Brenda MacDougall (Dan), sister-in laws, Joan Kanary (Doug MacDougall), Cheryl Kanary, Virginia Kanary and many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. Sharon is also survived by Bryan’s sisters, Eileen Shaw (Hector) and Shauna Moore. Her childhood best friends, Anita O’Donnell and Donna Catoul and her best friends, Brenda MacNeil and Carol Sampson. Sharon is predeceased by her brothers, Robert, Edward, Ron and Michael. Sharon was fondly known by her husband as “Red” or “the Red Head.” Everyone who knew her, knew why. She was so strong, intelligent, and extremely loyal. Family parties were accompanied by her humor and her love for presents, even if they weren't hers. She was always the life of the party. Sharon's passions in life include her family, reading, baking, love for walks, and socializing with her friends. She also enjoyed relaxing in her gazebo that was built by her son Ryan, accompanied by her faithful companion “Kitty.” The family likes to express special thanks to her family physician Dr. J. MacLean and the Palliative Care Unit including, Dr. D’Intino and Dr. Abboud. Cremation has taken place under the direction of VJ McGillivray Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Sharon's Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10:00 am followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Fr. Norman MacPhee presiding. Memorial donations in memory of Sharon may be made to a charity of one’s choice. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca My mind still talks to you, and my heart still looks for you, but my soul knows you’re at peace.