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Obituary of Sharlane Ann CALLOW
Sharlane Ann Callow (Stonehouse, Fraser) passed away at Royal Jubilee Hospice on Saturday August 17, 2019 after a short, intense battle with Cancer. Sharlane was born in Vancouver, B.C. March 22nd 1966. She was a graduate of Semiahmoo High School, White Rock, B.C. in 1984 and completed her Bachelor of Justice Studies at Royal Roads University, Victoria, B.C. in 2016. She was a long standing Provincial Government employee with a 20-year career. She started in Medical Services and finished as an Executive Director, Strategic Human Resources and Communications Branch. She touched the lives of many people in her various roles over the years. She took pride in every project she worked on and did her best to make a difference in the lives of the residents of B.C.
Sharlane was also a woman in long term recovery. She celebrated 23 years of sobriety this past March 2019. She was a mentor, sponsor and contributor to her fellowship and made an impact on the lives of those who also wanted to share this way of life.
Sharlane will always be remembered for being unselfish and for her love of life, family and friends. From her bright shining smile, that would lift your spirits, to her amazing sense of humor. If you met Sharlane only once, you called her “a friend.” That was the impact she had.
Sharlane was determined to make a difference in her life, letting no obstacles hold her back, and striving to always improve. She encouraged those values in those who were close to her as well.
She was a loving and encouraging wife and mother; and her son and husband carry on her courage, strength and resilience.
Sharlane loved and embraced life with an adventurous spirit, holding nothing back – whether it was being a cheerleader for her son's basketball games at Oak Bay Highschool, a friend, co-worker, a boss, a sister, a mother or a wife. Sharlane enjoyed quiet times as well, relaxing at the beach in Mexico with her family and friends, spending time doing anything and everything with her husband and son, long walks as a family with Sofie their family dog or watching a movie with family or friends with Cinnamon the family cat on her lap. Sharlane lived her life to the fullest, no matter what came her way, the ups and the downs. She maintained her sense of humor up until in her final moments She loved nothing more than her family, they meant the world to her. Sharlane will be loved, missed and remembered by all who knew her.
Mrs. Sharlane Callow is survived by her husband of 17 years, Kelly Callow; son, Matthew Callow of Victoria BC and Pearl Fraser; mother and; Sisters Tracy Fraser, Brenda and Hermes Fraser of Victoria BC; Father Brian Fraser of Vancouver B.C.
Special thanks to the Hospice Society, Vanessa and her amazing team of Volunteers and Staff, who made Sharlanes short visit as comfortable as possible. They held gentle and loving space for the many visitors and family members that connected with Sharlane in her final days. Sharlane was not able to personally say goodbye to so many of her family, extended family and friends, however she assured us she would be watching over us all from beyond so keep an eye out for her wondrous energy and spirit.
Memorial contributions may be made in Sharlane’s memory to the Victoria Hospice Society.
Friends and Family with be gathering in Sharlane’s honor at the Victoria Edelweiss Club 108 Niagara Street Victoria, B.C. Canada. Saturday October 12, 2019 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
Sharlane wanted us to Celebrate her life by living ours to the fullest. She would prefer upbeat and colorful attire for her celebration
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