Sharratt, Edmund Joseph Stephen
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at the Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Edmund Sharratt, in his 85th year, was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Borges) Sharratt for 62 years. He was the loving father of Paul Sharratt and his wife Bonnie, Martin Sharratt and his wife Rita, Jennifer Sharratt, Theresa Sharratt, Belinda Sharratt and late Mary Sharratt (2008). Edmund was the proud grandfather of Nicholas (Marisa), Chris (Jenn), Kyle (Allison), and Jacob. Survived by his sister Clare Burke. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Ed, Edmund, Dad & Grandad… he was proud to say that he was a Royal Marine veteran and that they were the strongest fighting men of them all. As a child, he lived through the bombing of Britain and he always sought to build instead of destroy. He was an early convert to the digital world working in the computer field his entire life. He defied a single profession and instead was a programmer, system architect and designer, consultant, and later a professor. He was always eager to share his knowledge and enjoyed watching the success of his many students, friends, and family. Ever the Northerner, he spoke often of his childhood in Northumbria and was known to have the occasional Newcastle Brown Ale when not having a Sunday afternoon Sherry.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Resting at Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St N, Guelph, where the family will receive their friends on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 7-9pm. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Church, 409 Paisley Rd, Guelph, on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 10 a.m. Interment at Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. Due to COVID-19 protocols, guests must RSVP their attendance at the visitation and the Mass on the funeral home website. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Donation cards are available at the funeral home (519-822-4731), or online at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.