Sharon Darlene Stebeleski (nee Waytowich)

October 26, 1954 – September 24, 2023

On September 24, 2023 Sharon passed away peacefully at the Victoria Hospital at the age of 68.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 48 years Merv; two daughters, Chelsea (Steve), Sarah (Jolyne), grandsons Finn and Kai, sister Barb (Gerry), friends and relatives.

Sharon was born at the Shoal Lake Hospital on October 26, 1954 to Stephen and Margaret Waytowich. She graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Manitoba. After graduating, she worked at Mony Life and CP Rail. During her employment at CP Rail, after a health issue affected her eyesight, her interests shifted and she began studying holistic healing and herbal medicine. This new chapter took Sharon on many trips to conferences and workshops, fulfilling her passion for reading and continually learning everything she could about healing others and herself. Sharon opened her own business, Naturally Yours, where she specialized in helping not only humans but animals as well.

Sharon had a real love for animals, which lead to the family relocating to acreage in Lorette, Manitoba where they lived for 22 years. Here, they raised horses, cats, dogs, goats, and chickens. What started as a hobby farm quickly grew into another business venture for Sharon where the family helped breed high quality, warmblood horses, which were sold across North America.

Sharon was a very spirited soul and would go all out in many things in her life. In the past year, she took up a passion for succulent plants. Every morning she would greet them with a smile and a “good morning.” As with many of her passions, a couple of plants quickly grew into a jungle with plants in every room of the house. She loved when her two grandsons would come visit and sing and dance for her. She could watch them for hours play with their favorite race car track, which they would assemble throughout her house.

The family would like to thank VIP Homecare and all those who helped care for Sharon, many of whom became close friends. Special thank you to Health Care Aides Catherine, Samara, Bunmi, Magdelena, Barb and Mayanie.

Keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on November 10, 2023 at Coutu Funeral Chapel at 2:00pm at 680 Archibald St. Winnipeg.

Donations in memory of Sharon can be made to Tails of Freedom Rescue: .

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Family and Friends are invited to share memories and condolences on Sharon’s memorial page, by using the comment field below.

8 thoughts on “Sharon Darlene Stebeleski (nee Waytowich)

  1. Dave & Vickie Chuchmuch

    Merv, Chelsea, Sarah, Vickie and I would like to pass on our condolences, and their best wishes for you guys. Sharon was a beautiful person both inside and out and it was a pleasure knowing her and associating with her. It brings back lots of memories from our Brandon days. Sharon, your mom is in a much better place and not in pain anymore. Vickie and I pass on our love and prayers to you guys in this trying time.

  2. Murtic Family

    We never met you but we new your husband and your daughter Sara! Hearing stories from your family we new you were amazing person! Deepest condolences to all the family.

  3. Joan & Butch

    Merv & girls/family & Barb & family extending our sincere sympathy to you all. Haven’t seen u all for a long time but we do hold our old memories close to our hearts & we are thinking of you through this sad time❤️
    May Sharon rest in peace and you all hold onto your precious memories forever
    Veechnayah Pammyat🙏🏻

  4. Janice and Tom Guilcher

    Many years ago Sharon was a great team mate of mine when our team won Volleyball Provincials!
    We travelled many miles on buses and played many games and practiced hard but had a great time!
    Great Memories.
    Rest in Peace Sharon!
    Condolences to Merv and family!.

    • Barb Stacyszyn

      Well what could I say me and Sharon head put but we ended as friends and she was always a good listener. I will miss her and Merv you were a very devoted husband and she loved you. As for the kids and grand kids you all were a highlight in her life. May she rest in piece. God bless

  5. Peter and Annette Majko

    Deepest sympathies to you Merv and your family. Another one gone much too soon.

  6. Wayne and Gwen Drul

    Sending our deepest condolences to you Merv and your family.
    Sharon will be deeply missed.
    Wayne, Gwen Drul and family

  7. Pam Douthwright nee Nowosad

    My deepest condolences to family and friends. May Sharon fly high with all the angels watching over all of us

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