Jack Sharkey
Jack Sharkey

Obituary of Jack Sharkey

John "Jack" Allan Sharkey

(June 3, 1936 - February 20, 2023)


John “Jack” Sharkey, of Duhamel, Alberta passed away on the family farm, February 20th, 2023, at the age of 86. He was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, to Art and Ada Sharkey June 3rd, 1936, the 11th child in the large family of 12 kids.

As a young man, Jack had a love for farm life. He began farming with his dad and eventually took on the Sharkey farm as his own. He loved working outdoors, bailing hay, caring for cattle, and hunting. He was also a sports fanatic. Not only did he excel at playing ball and hockey, he also enjoyed watching every sport known to man. Jack enjoyed campfires and celebrations with family, sharing stories, and getting updates on what’s been happening in their lives. His yard was his pride and joy. He spent many hours mowing lawn and tending to his flowers, keeping it looking immaculate. He loved his dogs, cats, birds and would surely take on any stray animals that came his way.

Jack is survived by his siblings Doris (Hugh) Greene, Grace Hagstrom, Norman (Ann) Sharkey and Myrna (Garth) Buck; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends.

Jack was predeceased by his mother and father; three sisters; four brothers; and best canine companions Tanker and Choco.

We look forward to sharing in the celebration of Jacks life, which will be held at a later date.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Jack's memory may be made to Saving Grace Animal Society, or to the Arthritis Society Canada.

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