Mar 30, 1943 – Feb 8, 2018
It is with heavy hearts and sorrow that we have to announce the Passing of our Dear Loved One, Sharon Dianne Krenn. Sharon passed away on Feb. 8th, 2018 at the Kelowna General Hospital.
Sharon was born on March 30, 1943 in Vancouver BC and lived there with her family Harley and Fran Lake. They built and moved to the Falls Cafe along Highway 3 between Princeton and Hope BC. They had that family business for many years and while they lived there, Sharon attended the one room schoolhouse at Allison Pass. For her secondary school years she lived with the Gabriel Family in Princeton until she completed and graduated High School.
In 1961 Sharon married Don Krenn and continued to live in Princeton BC. They adopted 3 lovely children, Kelly, Kim and Kory Krenn and was a wonderful mother who loved them all dearly and fully supported them in all of their interests and sports.
Sharon was very active in community events for years while in Princeton and her creativeness and caring always made those events extra special and fun. She loved country music, camping, fishing, traveling, knitting, ceramics, crocheting, painting, playing the piano, being a seamstress and doing arts & crafts.
Later in her life Sharon moved to Osoyoos, BC where she met and became partners with Earle Cumming. Sharon and Earle loved to go camping and fishing every year and they made many wonderful lifelong friends through their journeys. Sharon never stopped helping others and when she moved to Osoyoos her volunteer spirit never quit.
She was always helping out neighbors and for many years was dedicated to the “Wellness Center”, being very hands on and a hard worker to ensure that Senior Citizens were cared for properly. A couple of years ago she was honored and acknowledged for her caring and volunteer work in Osoyoos BC. She always had open arms, a heart of gold and helping hands for family, friends and those in need.
Sharon leaves behind partner Earle Cumming, daughter Kelly, children Brayln and Sheldon, daughter Kim, son Colton and son Kory (wife Tracey) and children Kolby (daughter – Aubree), Brittany, Kody, and Kylie.
She also leaves behind, brother Brian Lake (wife Brenda), son David, and sister Louise Szcepanik, (husband Stan) children Alana, Danny and Roman.
She was also proud to become a Great Grandmother to Lilly and Jake Mcgowan, (Brittany – mother), and was a wonderful Auntie to numerous nieces and nephews.
We all lost a very special lady who was always near when we needed her and always added some sparkle to our daily lives. The world will not shine as brightly now that she is gone but the night skies will have an additional star that will shine brightly and watch over us. Sharon will be deeply missed but her memory will always be within us and it will give us strength to carry on like we know she would want us to do.
Sharon requested that no funeral be held but would like her ashes to be placed near the Lake Family in the Princeton Cemetery with the addition that some of her ashes be thrown near Similkameen Falls where the Old Falls Cafe once stood and where she cherished her growing years .
A family gathering will take place at a later date during the summer to lay her ashes and to say good-bye. Donations in memory of Sharon can be made out to the Canadian Heart Foundation.