Sharon Clarke

Obituary of Sharon Marcia Clarke

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CLARKE: Sharon Marcia~ Sharon Marcia Clarke of Brampton, Ontario Canada was born on October 7, 1963, on the topographical island of Jamaica. She is the daughter of Polly and Leslie Gallimore. Sharon was a loving and caring daughter, sister, niece, cousin, aunt, and friend. She was also a devoted wife and mother who ensured her two daughters were always well taken care of. Sharon was selfless, always willing, and ready to do anything for anyone. Sharon enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed reading, music, dancing, going on walks, visiting museums, cruising on the waters of the Caribbean, coaching track and field and officiating track and field events. She enjoyed traveling, especially to the Sunshine State of Florida to visit with family. Sharon's passion for service included volunteering to serve in several capacities as a member of the Mississauga Seventh Day Adventist Church and the North West Brampton Seventh Day Adventist Church. During her tenure at the North West Brampton SDA church, Sharon served as a women’s leader, mentored youth and young women, was a member of the fundraising, social & hospitality team, was instrumental in the establishment of the Topaz Adventurers & AGGELOS Pathfinder Club, supported the Peel Youth Week of Prayer programs and led the Church Building Committee and Property Management Committee. With her passion and drive she worked relentlessly until she succeeded in the acquisition of the North West Brampton SDA church property. Sharon was also a dedicated participant in various charity walks including the MS Foundation Walk and the Mother’s Day Walk for Breast Cancer. In her daily life, she was an advocate for Health & Wellness. She enjoyed organizing and participating in various sporting activities including track and field events, Zumba classes, 5k walks, exercise classes, etc. Sharon was a trailblazer in Canadian women’s long and triple jump. She was a very talented and well respected member of the Louisiana State University track and field team (1984 to 1988). She formed close and long lasting friendships with her teammates and remained a part of the LSU family. Sharon was a 4x NCAA all American, 5x South Eastern Conference Champion in the long jump and triple jump. She was also a member of the Canadian track and field team and represented Canada at the Pan American Junior Championships, World University Games (FISU) as well as the Commonwealth Games. Sharon continued her involvement in sport by coaching at the University of Toronto and officiated with Athletics Ontario. She will be missed by many and remains forever in the hearts of the track and field family. Sharon's career path included Sprint, American Express, the Toronto Dominion Bank (TD), and, most recently, the University of Toronto. Sharon departed peacefully from this life on June 2nd, 2022 at the Toronto General Hospital with family members at her side. She is survived by her husband Henry, daughters Aaliah and Tshalaine, grandson Preston, parents Polly and Leslie, brother Gord, niece Gianna, nephew Graeden, aunts Tiny and Winnie, close cousin Tony (Delroy), best friend Vivienne and a host of relatives and friends who love her and will miss her tremendously. Sharon's Celebration of Life Service: Wednesday June 15th at the Mississauga SDA Church 2250 Credit Valley Road. Viewing will be from 9:30-10:30 Please note that the Service will start at 10:40 AM and not 11:00AM as previously stated. The Service will also be live streamed: YouTube: Covenant Funeral Homes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF0xYnyv-9z8e3NVco94fXQ Facebook: Covenant Funeral Homes https://www.facebook.com/CovenantFH Funeral arrangements entrusted to Covenant Funeral Homes Inc. (Balmoral Chapel) 2505 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario M1K 2R1. Telephone: 416-265-2652
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