Lee Sharrott

Lee was born to Samuel and Helen Sharrott on December 18, 1941 in Lloydminster, Sask. He was the youngest of four rambunctious farm boys, born after Charlie, Lane and Walter respectively. baby sister Phyllis followed 12 years later.

Listening to tales of Lee’s formative years would raise the hair on the backs of our necks. One of many stores: One day the boys were taking turns jumping over the open well. Lee, age 4, came last but his little legs couldn’t clear the hole and he fell in. However, he did manage to catch himself at the edge of the hole and hung by his fingertips as his brothers ran on, blissfully unaware. His mother heard his cries for help and came to the rescue. This is one of the several disturbing but entertaining stories, and two things become apparent in the telling. It is a credit to Lee’s mother, Helen, that she survived those years as a sane woman and it explains Lee’s lack of interest in risk-taking behaviors, his fondness for stability and “Never getting too excited” about things.

Lee left home at age 14 and work as a farmhand on various homesteads, tried the oil rigs and others jobs and eventually settled in Quesnel in 1965 and first worked at various sawmills, then went to work at the Cariboo Hotel as a server then became manager. He left there in 1977 to work at house moving, then he went to work at the City Works until he retired at the end of 2002 at the age of 60.

Anyone who knew Lee, knew him as a man of honour and principle. He was a loving, caring, steadfast and fun friend. He was a stable and devoted husband and father. Lee met the great love of his life, his lifelong partner, Doreen, in 1969. He joined the household of Doreen and her four children in 1971 and in 1975 they were married. Lee slipped seamlessly into family life, immediately becoming a gentle, caring respectful husband and father. He was a big old guy with a heart as big as his body. He was our “Teddy Bear” and he was our “Rock”.

Lee was a gentle, strong, wise, stubborn, giving, kind, funny, proud, playful, emotional, opinionated and loving. His kids, his nephews, nieces, sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren – all were blessed with his loving and gentle manner. His quiet presence was a magnet for children, animals and anyone who needed a non-judgmental, open soul.

Lee leaves a legacy of love. He leaves us wishing for more of him.

The family of Lee Sharrott would like to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff at G.R. Baker Hospital, V.G.H. and P.G. Regional Hospital for their kind and wonderful care of Lee and his family for the past two years of Lee’s life. Also to the relatives and friends for the many visits, kindness, flowers, plants, food and visits, and support at his passing. Special thanks to Dale and Beth for their wonderful care of me and Missy

Doreen Sharrott and familyLee was born to Samuel and Helen Sharrott on December 18, 1941 in Lloydminster, Sask. He was the youngest of four rambunctious farm boys, born after Charlie, Lane and Walter respectively. baby sister Phyllis followed 12 years later.

Listening to tales of Lee’s formative years would raise the hair on the backs of our necks. One of many stores: One day the boys were taking turns jumping over the open well. Lee, age 4, came last but his little legs couldn’t clear the hole and he fell in. However, he did manage to catch himself at the edge of the hole and hung by his fingertips as his brothers ran on, blissfully unaware. His mother heard his cries for help and came to the rescue. This is one of the several disturbing but entertaining stories, and two things become apparent in the telling. It is a credit to Lee’s mother, Helen, that she survived those years as a sane woman and it explains Lee’s lack of interest in risk-taking behaviors, his fondness for stability and “Never getting too excited” about things.

Lee left home at age 14 and work as a farmhand on various homesteads, tried the oil rigs and others jobs and eventually settled in Quesnel in 1965 and first worked at various sawmills, then went to work at the Cariboo Hotel as a server then became manager. He left there in 1977 to work at house moving, then he went to work at the City Works until he retired at the end of 2002 at the age of 60.

Anyone who knew Lee, knew him as a man of honour and principle. He was a loving, caring, steadfast and fun friend. He was a stable and devoted husband and father. Lee met the great love of his life, his lifelong partner, Doreen, in 1969. He joined the household of Doreen and her four children in 1971 and in 1975 they were married. Lee slipped seamlessly into family life, immediately becoming a gentle, caring respectful husband and father. He was a big old guy with a heart as big as his body. He was our “Teddy Bear” and he was our “Rock”.

Lee was a gentle, strong, wise, stubborn, giving, kind, funny, proud, playful, emotional, opinionated and loving. His kids, his nephews, nieces, sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren – all were blessed with his loving and gentle manner. His quiet presence was a magnet for children, animals and anyone who needed a non-judgmental, open soul.

Lee leaves a legacy of love. He leaves us wishing for more of him.

The family of Lee Sharrott would like to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff at G.R. Baker Hospital, V.G.H. and P.G. Regional Hospital for their kind and wonderful care of Lee and his family for the past two years of Lee’s life. Also to the relatives and friends for the many visits, kindness, flowers, plants, food and visits, and support at his passing. Special thanks to Dale and Beth for their wonderful care of me and Missy

Doreen Sharrott and family


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