With broken hearts, we announce the passing of Sharon McWhinnie on January 2, 2021. Shay was a loving wife to Paul, a wonderful mother to Marnie (Mark) and Kim (Chris), and a proud Nana to Andrew. She had a love for others, and for life. She grew up in a family as one of 8 children, and she was raised by two loving parents, Harold and Jean Jarvis. She always smiled when she shared stories from her childhood in Grimsby. Our Jarvis parties with Shay’s parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews were always filled with laughter and we all created wonderful memories together. She was a school teacher for a few years before retiring early to raise her family. She loved spending time with her family at our cottage in Barrow Bay and she enjoyed antiquing, collecting postcards, curling at the Thistle Club and Burlington Golf and Country Club, and spending time in nature. She was a wonderful caregiver, and she was always there to help those who needed support or extra love. Her generous and caring nature was always appreciated by those around her. Music filled her soul in the last few years, as did visits with family and friends. The staff at Seasons Retirement Home-Memory Care Unit became part of Mom’s family in the past 2 years and we are so grateful for the amazing care and abundance of love they provided every day. We are also grateful to Brooke and the wonderful team at Brooke’s Home Care for their kindness, and their exceptional care over the years. Shay lived a life where she put other’s needs above her own. If you would like to honour Shay, please consider doing an act of kindness for another person and think of her while doing it.