Sharon Elaine Gabel was born in Melville, SK, on March 23, 1949, to Joseph and Helen (Schubert) Gabel. She leaves behind her two brothers, Lorne (Nancy) Gabel, Royce (Melanie) Gabel and their families; her son Riley and daughter Ashley; as well as numerous cousins and friends.
Sharon lived on the family farm north of Duff, SK, and attended Duff school until it burned down; she took the remainder of school in Melville.
At a young age, Sharon loved riding her cousin’s horses because her parents wouldn’t get her one. She would steal a ride on one any chance she got! She enjoyed caring for the animals on the farm and spoke about it often.
After high school, Sharon moved to Regina for a period of time, and then the big city of Toronto was calling her name. She worked at the Toronto General Hospital for many years. After that several other secretarial positions, including a school division and property management.
In the fall of 2007, Sharon moved back home to Melville to help care for her aging parents. She began her career with Walmart Canada in Yorkton, SK. After her parents passed, she moved to the retirement community in Elliot Lake, ON, in 2012 but soon after realized she was missing Saskatchewan and her cousins back home.
Sharon moved to Regina in the spring of 2014, continuing on with her Walmart career. It was a perfect fit for her because she enjoyed the people she worked with very much and made some special friendships there. Sharon was a very dedicated, loyal and well-liked employee over the next many years, right up to just a few months before her passing.
Sharon enjoyed outings with her cousins and friends, and when she had the chance, a trip out to the family farm. Her last trip to the farm was to attend her nephew Ty’s graduation in June 2022.
After a long battle with cancer, Sharon passed peacefully with her brother by her side.
There will be no services at this time. A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2023.
Arrangements were entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Melville.

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