With heavy hearts, the family of Louis Clement Sharkey announces his passing, which occurred peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Louis was born in Saint John on June 26, 1954; a son of the late Martin John “Jack” and Fernande (Frenette) Sharkey.
Louis is survived by his daughter Heather (Johnathan) Pomerleau, brothers Brian (Sheila) Sharkey, Raymond (Pam) Sharkey, sisters Mary (Harold) Bailey, Lorraine (Gerard) Leger, several nieces and nephews, and last surviving aunt Terry Blais. Louis will be forever missed by his grandchildren Jack and Madeleine along with close friend Joan Smith.
In addition to his parents, Louis is predeceased by his loving wife Frances (Haynes), infant daughter Mary Miranda and infant brother Paul Sharkey.
Louis spent the early years of his career working as a carpenter and later a stager and steel fitter at the Saint John Drydock. In his later years, he enjoyed attending yard and estate sales with Frances and selling their finds at flea markets across the Maritimes. Louis firmly believed that a stranger was just a friend he hadn’t met yet; he loved making conversation with everyone he crossed paths with. Louis loved visiting his “favourite grandchildren” in Regina and keeping up with them regularly on the phone. The kids loved every minute they got to spend with Grampy.
Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place for immediate family and friends at a later date (invitation only) due to the pandemic. The family apologizes for those who are unable to attend.
Bobby’s Hospice held a special place in Louis’ heart. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to this wonderful facility would be appreciated.
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