Sharon Anne Robins


Daughter to Fritz and Deane Krueger, Sharon was born in High Prairie, Alberta.  She spent her early years growing up on the farm with her sister Jean, honing her skills in the kitchen making pies and cookies.  Always dreaming of life in the city, Sharon moved to Edmonton after completing high school.  She graduated from Alberta College with a Secretarial Diploma and began working for IBM.  Soon she met Gord, and together they had their first child, Rob.  Sharon continued to work while raising Rob and supporting Gord through his career and education.  After the birth of their second child, Kim, Sharon spent several years at home caring for her family.  

Later, she returned to the workforce and began a long and meaningful career with the Government of Alberta.  She began as a secretary with Alberta Public Safety Services (now Public Safety and Emergency Services).  She continually developed her skills and abilities with remarkable determination, completing a Social Work Certificate from the University of Waterloo while simultaneously working full-time and raising her family.  This allowed her to attain more senior positions, eventually achieving the role of Emergency Management Officer.  Sharon played an important role in helping
communities not only plan and prepare for potential emergencies, but also to coordinate and provide relief after disaster struck.  She was heavily involved in the response for many of Alberta’s floods, fires and tornadoes, as well as spending several weeks in Kauai in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki.

Without a doubt the highlight of working for the provincial government was meeting her best friend and dance partner, Larry.  Together, Sharon and Larry lived life to the fullest, always with an adventure on the go.  They travelled, danced, golfed, and played tennis and pickleball through their retirement years, always finding quality time to spend with family.  Sharon also kept a beautiful garden, which was always admired by all.  She
cherished their time as snowbirds in Mesa, Arizona (Greenfield Village), finding a
wonderful community of close friends to share their passions with.

Sharon will be deeply missed by her loving husband Larry and her children Rob (Tracey) and Kim (Simon), as well as Larry’s children Greg (Lana) and Laurie (Steve).  She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Parker, Chase, Ollie, Birch, Braden, Kayla, Cole, and Caleb as well as her sister Jean (Wayne) and their children Cory and Carla (Nic, Sophie).

A memorial service will be planned for a later day, when the grass is green and the
flowers are blooming.

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Mark houston

I am so sorry for your loss always enjoyed when Sharon and Larry came out to Victoria exploring Capital Iron and the inner harbour, she always enjoyed going down for the day.

She will be missed