Sharon Elizabeth Cross (nee Stanley)

March 7, 1961 to February 7, 2021

Obituary

The heavens opened wide and embraced with open arms our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend on February 7, 2021, who passed peacefully away in the arms of her loving husband surrounded by her children.  Sharon was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Patricia Cross; her parents, Charles and Joan (White) Stanley; sister, Donna; and brother, Ron.  Leaving to mourn with the deepest of treasured memories are her best friend and husband of 39 years, Leslie; children, Brian, Andrew (Crystal), and Jennifer; her cherished grandchildren, Mikayla, Logan, Brianna, and Carly; father-in-law, Gordon Cross; sisters, Phyllis (Clark Parsons), Heather, Linda (Dana Young), Carol, and Suzanne (Larry Pittman); brothers, Bill (Meri), Joe, Terry, Robert (Jackie), and Keith (Jodi); her sister-in-law, Nancy; brother-in-law, David; as well as many extended family members and friends.  She leaves behind as well her special family, the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland and former co-workers of McAuley Convent, where she worked for 29 years, her commitment and love of which were awe-inspiring.

Sharon’s love and devotion to her family was unparalleled.  She was always there for her children.  Many days were spent attending numerous hockey games in the cold ice rinks, whooping it up big time, Scouts’ functions and other activities – and was always there first to assist in the fundraising.  She enjoyed hosting numerous family get-togethers – the more the merrier! – and was happiest surrounded by family and friends.  Sharon was an avid craft lover; you would always find her sewing, tole painting, knitting, or working on some other project in her spare time with ABBA or another 80s tune blaring in the background.  She lived life to the fullest.  “Aunt Shannie” was our go-to person when we needed help with anything and was always there for anyone, no questions asked.  Her life-long dream of owning a summer home in the country was fulfilled when she and her husband bought one in Brigus Junction in 2015, where she subsequently resided permanently, and was so grateful for all of her special friendships made in her happy place what she called “Bearadise Lodge”.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home and will be made public as they become available.

Sharon would like to thank each and every one of you who touched her life and made her life complete, with special thanks to those who cared for her during her courageous battle with cancer this year, which she fought with such grace, dignity, and courage.  A special thank you to all doctors, nurses, and staff with Eastern Health who attended to Sharon with such care and compassion throughout her illness.

A celebration of Sharon’s life will be held at a later date when all family and friends can gather due to the current health restrictions in place.

Sharon will be forever missed and remain in our hearts forever.

Those we love don’t go away,
they walk beside us every day.

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Thinking of you all at this time .
God Bless .

Les
It was so sad to hear of Sharon’s recent passing. My deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family and I know you will miss her dearly. Such a wonderful person. Forever remember by all who knew her. Take Care Les.

Les
It was so sad to hear of Sharon’s recent passing. My deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family and I know you will miss her dearly. Such a wonderful person. Forever remember by all who knew her. Take Care Les.
Marian Burry

Les, Andrew, Brian & Jennifer,
We are so sorry for your loss. Sharon was a beautiful person who will be greatly missed by many. She was always there with a big smile, whenever you needed something. We had many laughs and always enjoyed spending time with her. Rest In Peace Sharon.

Les and family,
We are deeply added to hear of Sharon’s passing.
Many fond memories of her over the past 30 or so years, but one of our favorites is of our time together in PEI.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Ardyth and Bob

Our deepest sympathy to Les , Brian , Andrew , Jennifer and families . We are so saddened to learn of Sharon’s passing . We have many fond memories of our time together as neighbours. May the pain in your hearts be eased a little knowing what a kind , generous , and caring person she was . Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

Frank and Bev Sears
and Family

My Deepest condolences to you Les, Brian, Andrew, Jennifer and your famiies. I am so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was a wonderful person, so full of life with a heart of gold. – so thougtful and caring She was always the first one there to help out with any events, anytime especially for her children and family. She was a great organizer and hard worker. She was a special friend to me for many years and I will always cherish the great memories of our frienship. Keep the happy memories close. She will always be with you. Big Hugs to you all.

Les and family, we’re so sorry to hear about Sharon’s passing. We hope that your memories of her will help you through this difficult time and bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

T0 the Cross and Stanley family .Sorry ti hear of Sharon’s passing. As I read thru the tributes I find myself thinking about all the good times growing up on Stanleys Lane. I have lots of memories of her. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers

so sorry to hear of SHARONS PASSING. SHE was such a happy person and always so helpful . i remember from Mcauley convent. may shje rest in peace

So sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing ,worked with her at McCauley ,my sincere condolences to the family, RIP

Les, Brian, Andrew and Jen and family. I am sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. May you find comfort in your many memories. I will keep you and your families in my prayers.

Andrew, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

John & Dolores Harvey

I was so sorry to hear about Sharon’s passing. I meet Sharon years ago and saw her talent,and fundraising skills! Prayers going your way

Terry , l offer my sincere condolences to you and all your family . God bless .
Caryll

My condolences to Les and family….worked with her at McCauly…she will be missed by many

All our condolences to Les, Andrew & Crystal, Brian, Jen, and their whole family. We’re so sorry for your loss and we’re all thinking of you at his difficult time. Sharon was a wonderful woman; full of life, energy, fun, and love for everyone in her life. Keep close the happy memories of her, which will comfort you in the coming days. She’ll always be with you. Hugs and condolences.

aiways smiling..i hold that memory of her….heather le shana

To Suzanne and the whole Stanley family, my sincere condolences. I remember Sharon fondly on the occasions I found myself at a Stanley function, always smiling, always joking and making sure everyone was looked after. Such a bright spirit who I’m sure will be sorely missed.

Michelle

My condolences to Sharons families,,Sharon was loved by all who knew and worked with her ,and I had the pleasure of working with her ,I will never forget our last night out for a celebration at Kelly’s pub ,it was an awesome time ,love you my friend until we meet again ❤️

Dear Les and family,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Sharon. Be assured that my prayers and thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time.
“Those we hold closest to our hearts,
never truly leave us.
They live on in the kindness they shared
and the love they brought into our lives”
Anonymous
May Sharon rest in peace.
Sister Eileen Penney, rsm

So sorry for your loss Suzanne. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all who loved her.

Thinking so much about Sharon and all her family today. So many memories and so proud her mother asked myself and Aunt Linda to be God Parents to her.. Charlie and Joan and the family so much a part of my life..

Prayers to all.

Sincere condolences to the Cross and Stanley family at this sad time. May your memories of Sharon give you comfort in the days ahead.

Suzanne, Carol and all the Stanley family. My deepest sympathy on the passing of a daughter, mother, grandmother and sister Sharon. My thoughts and prayers are with you all this time.

Suzanne, so saddened to hear of your sisters passing! I am confident your memories will be of great strength to you in the coming days. Be assured of our love and prayers for you and your family!

To the Cross and Stanley families our deepest sympathies sorry to hear the passing of a very special person.Sharon will be missed by all of us family and friends.You will be in our thoughts and prayers,in this sad time,may God give her eternal rest..

Harry and Hope Boyle

My heart is heavy with sorrow on the lost of such an amazing woman. I worked with Sharon for 17 years. We had a great relationship with each other. She was a exceptional co-worker and friend. There be no pussyfooting around in Heaven with her there. She’ll have them all in a tailspin. To the Cross family , know that she’ll be watching you everywhere you go. She be in the wind , the rustle of the trees and the ripple on the water of the lake where she loved so much. She’s everywhere, she’s in all your hearts. My deepest sympathy. Marilyn Sparkes ex co-worker. McAuley Convent.

We were so sad to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was a sweetheart! Condolences to Leslie, Brian, Andrew & Jennifer and all the Stanley family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

To the Cross and Stanley Families: My sincere condolences to you all in the passing of this dear lady. Met Sharon while visiting my sister at McCauley and found her to be such a giving person. We shared a love of quilting and she showed me pictures of the many quilts she did for her family and it appears now she has a large family. She was at that time doing a “Lol Dolll” quilt for some lucky little girl. Sure there will be lots of memories shared over the next few days. Rest in peace Sharon.

less and family the cross family and all my cousins and there familes, we are deeply sadden by sharons passing she was such caring and loving kind outgoing person who was all her family. hold onto all good times and memories im sure she is with her brother Ronnie and in arms of her mom and dad know.our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time god bless you all . Sharon you will be in our heart until we meet again

Les, Brian, Andrew, Jennifer, Mr. Cross & families.
So saddened to learn of Sharon’s passing. We spent many colds days together at the hockey rinks. Also volunteering at school functions for our children @ Gould’s Elementary she was always ready to lend a hand in everything we did. May you all have lots of love & memories close to your heart as they will help you through the difficult days ahead. You will be missed. Sharon.

Les, Brian, Andrew, Jen and the Stanley familiy , we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Sharon. She was always very kind to me and as you said enjoyed get togethers and family celebrations. Sharon always put her Family first… I remember visiting Sharon during the Christmas season and her tree was overflowing with gifts, but more important her and Les demonstrated it was a very special Family time to celebrate I will miss Sharon and hope that She is now with Charlie and Joan in a happy place by a nice pond in heaven. Kindest wishes and prayers for you all. Barry and Debbie

So sorry for your loss.
Sharon is one of many cousins that I lost contact with when my parents moved out of Kilbride.
Ashton.

Les, Andrew & Crystal, Brian, Jennifer and all of the Stanley & Cross Families,

We are so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Sharon was a beautiful lady who always gave 100%. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Sending hugs.

Uncle Leslie, Brian, Andrew, and Jennifer,
My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all. Sharon was a light in my life growing up and I have many fond memories of her, from playful family pranks to being screeched in! I also remember she let me wear her wedding dress and drove me all through town!!! She had such a fun loving spirit, always patient and kind. She will forever remain in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Xo

Les, Andrew, Brian and Jennifer
So saddened to hear of Sharon’s death.
Remembered with fond memories from our days at the rink and our involvement with Goulds Elementary.
Cherish your precious memories of which I know you have many.
Wayne and Val Stratton

Les and family. So sorry to hear of Sharon,s passing. Worked with Sharon for 20 years. She taught me tole painting. We had many laughs over the years. Will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Les and family

Our deepest condolences to you and your family on Sharon’s passing.. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers . God Bless.

Derrick and Joanne Miller

We are deepest saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing . Our deepest sympathy to the Cross & Stanley families. Another angel has gotten her wings . Rest In Peace Sharon 🙏

Les and family

We are so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Sending our sincere condolences to you all at this very difficult time. Take care and hang on tight to the memories!

Andrew & Joanne Thorne

Les, Andrew & Crystal, Brian and Jennifer, The Cross and Stanley’s Families,

We are all very sadden with the passing of Sharon, she was a beautiful, kind, funny, very talented lady who will be remembered dearly. Sending you all our deepest condolences, love and strength during this very sad time. Xo

Leanne & Eugene Gibbons

Dear Les, Brian, Andrew and Jennifer,
My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Sharon. Her energy, creativity and commitment to our Sisters at McAuley Convent will always be a treasured memory. She is a great loss to us all and especially to you. We have a lovely vase on which she painted our Mercy Cross on our prayer table today in her memory.. May she Rest In Peace.

Sister Rosemary Ryan

Sharon had such a huge impact on so many lives including mine. She will be forever missed. Condolences to The Stanley and The Cross families.

Leslie, Brian, Andrew & Jennifer we are so saddened by Sharon’s passing. Condolences and hugs to you all. Sharon was a dear friend to me growing up in Kilbride and I will always treasure those memories. I also enjoyed tole painting with Sharon for years at your house. We had many laughs! My daughter enjoyed working with Sharon at the Convent especially when they cooked up their breakfasts. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Sharon.

My heart is broken on hearing of Sharon’s passing. There are so many memories of time spent together, we were not only connected as family, we were also connected as friends. Condolences to Les, Brian, Andrew and Jennifer, and to all the rest of the family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love to you all.

I would like to express how sorry I am to the whole family. Sharon was a beautiful person, and fun to be around. She always found a way to make you laugh. She will be truly missed.

Leslie, Brian, Andrew, Jennifer, and family. My deepest condolences for your loss. I will always remember how Sharon was always up for a laugh and a good time, making sure no one was ever left out. A strong loving personality that loved family and friends.
One year I learned this at 5:30 Christmas morning – how much she loved the music of Bruce Springsteen. “Born in the USA” still rattles my brain. I have Sharon to thank for one of many lasting memories.
A very special person who gave so much of herself to others. May peace be with you. You will be missed until we meet again. Love Dave

Dear Les, Brian, Andrew and Jennifer
So sorry to hear about Sharon passing.
I will never forget how she put her arms around me and my family when we moved to St.John´s, she made life there so much easier and more fun.
She taught me to paint and introduced me to so many people and things.
She will always have place in my heart.
My deepest sympathy.
God bless you all

Vanessa, Suzanne & your whole family… Basil & I are so sad to hear ……….
As they say , keep the happy times and moments you all have in your hearts … party on like she would want you too .
Enjoy life to the fullest every day .
Again , our deepest sympathy.
God Bless you all .

Les, The Cross and Stanley Famiy
My thoughts are prayers are with you all at this sad time I am so sorry to hear of Sharon,s passing. As a coworker for many many years I have lots of good memories wouldn,t be able to put them here Sharon (might get caught) can hear you laughing now. Memories last forever
Rest in peace my dear friend

To The Stanley and Cross Families. On behalf of the Men’s Church Bowling League our sincere condolences.

Les, Andrew & Crystal, Brian, Jennifer and all of the Stanley & Cross Family. We are so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Take care.

My deepest condolences and best wishes to Les and family. So sorry for the loss of my good friend Sharon.

The light in the Gully just became much dimmer as our beautiful friend passed to light up heaven. Sincere condolences to Les and the entire family on Sharon’s passing. Our lives whether we be livyers or weekenders in the Gully are much richer by having known and been touched by such a beautiful, humble, kind, talented, hard working woman. She was adored and revered .
May you find comfort in the beautiful memories and the the wonderful life lived by a remarkable woman who truly made a difference.. ( Tony & Bernie)

To the Cross and Stanley family’s I am so sorry for your loss Sharon was a beautiful person inside and out she will be greatly missed.

Jennifer and family, my heart is breaking with you all as you celebrate the beautiful life you had with your mom. I remember Sharon always with that huge smile on her face, and pure happiness she shared all the time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Remember the good times and the wonderful memories you have shared.
Sincere condolences,
Janean

Les and Family

Please accept my condolence on the passing of Sharon.I worked with her for many years as her working partner , we shared many a story , secrets and many good laughs over the years.She is gone far to soon but memories will last forever.Rest in Peace my old friend.

Theresa Brazil

Brian and family. Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May the many great memories help you through this difficult time.