It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon D. Bunnin (nee Hollar) on Sunday, October 02, 2022 at the Strathcona Care Centre, Harvest House. Sharon has gone to be with her beloved Dad “Pat” Hollar and Mother Aileen Prossar (Parker).
Sharon worked many years in Edmonton: Film Services, Northwest Color Labs
(Supervisor), the Bay (Manager) and AGT / Telus Manager of Credit and Collections. Sharon was a person of influence and loved to be busy; thus, her many, many volunteer hours after early retirement in 1989.
Sharon was a very competent and confident speaker who MC’d many events. Sharon loved and worked tirelessly at her volunteer activities, which included:
• Participation on a pilot project to take credit counselling in to Edmonton schools.
• Edmonton Red Cross Society, Equipment Loans, two years.
• The Society of Retired and Semi-Retired, Edmonton, four years (Travel Club Chair, Board of Directors, Finance Committee).
• Project work with then Edmonton Mayor, Jan Reimer, working to shorten business
application requirements and times down to a more reasonable level.
• Capital Health and the Strathcona Community Health Council (1999-2005) on the Supportive Living Quality Council (ensuring licenses and inspections were in place).
• Involved in the projects to create Health First Strathcona Primary Care Centre (2004), to get a hospital in Sherwood Park, and CASA House (for troubled youth).
• Seniors Advisory Committee (2007-2011), planning the annual Senior Jamboree for Strathcona County.
• Strathcona County Social Services, part of the group who developed protocol to deal with family violence, abuse and bullying.
• Family and Community Services Active Living Conferences.
• President and Board Member for Summit Pointe Condo Corporation, Sherwood Park (1998-2014).
• Many Trade Fairs for the Health Council, Cathy Oleson as MLA and Mayor, and for Roxanne Carr in her bid for Mayor.
• Appointed to the Affordable Housing Implementation Committee and the Housing Needs Assessment Committee (2008-2011).
In 2011 Sharon received a Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award for her outstanding
community service in the volunteer sector.
Sharon loved animals, especially horses, dogs and birds. She was a big fan of the Edmonton Oilers. Sharon was generous, kind, and always willing to listen to others’ point of view. She was a great person and a wonderful friend.
Besides her parents, Sharon was predeceased by a son, Alan Guse. Sharon leaves to mourn her passing her best friend Shirley Kopp, and the Kopp family; son Doug Guse;
siblings Linda and Lawrence Hollar and Yvonne Ewasiw; numerous nieces, nephews,
grandchildren; plus, many friends and colleagues.
We wish to thank Sharon’s caregivers, where she was treated with dignity and respect, at SCC Harvest House since May 2018 and Dickensfield in 2017.
Sharon was cremated and will be interred with her father in the Erskine, AB cemetery.