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January 8, 2022

Sharon Gail Picard (née Kelch) died Jan. 8, 2022, at the age of 78, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honour her legacy by living their lives to the fullest. She was a kind and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Born and raised in Sarnia, she never lost her love for the area, returning often to visit family and friends, as well as to stop for fries under the bridge. Sharon was a dedicated wife and mother, first and foremost. After many years devoted to her family, she enjoyed working at the Co-op in Kincardine and then as a cashier at Cameron’s until she and Dick retired together to enjoy their winters in Florida. She loved to golf and socialize with family and friends. The simplest of pleasures in life brought her joy, and she loved and touched her family deeply. Sharon is survived by her loving husband, Richard “Dick” Picard; son, Jeff Picard and wife, Jennifer; and daughter, Michelle King; and her four grandchildren, Max and Kelli King, Mary McKellar and Jori Picard. Predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Edith (née Towns) Kelch; and son-in-law, Kevin King. Fondly remembered by her sister, Linda Forrest and husband, Terry; brother, Steve Kelch and wife, Marg; and special cousin, Janet Kelch and her late husband, Lyn; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and members of the Picard, Kelch, Archer and King families. Cremation has taken place. A private family celebration to honour Sharon’s life will be held this spring. Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation or a charity of your choice; arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine; The family thanks the staff members at the Kincardine and Owen Sound hospitals, who took great care of Sharon. “So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart, for every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.”