Obituary of Thelma Ruth Scharf
Thelma Ruth Scharf (nee Young) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at The Village of Winston Park, Kitchener, Ontario surrounded by family and friends, having recently celebrated her 90th birthday. She is survived by her daughter Heather Poirier (Bernie) in Inverness, Nova Scotia, her son Rick Ingraham and (Helene), Kitchener, Ontario; her 5 grandchildren Stephen Poirier (Yujin)and Eric Poirier (Kayla), Lindsay Seale (Richard), David Ingraham (Laura) and Matthew Ingraham and 11 greatgrandchildren; her sister Georgie Young Madden in British Columbia and her sister-in-law Lorraine Young of Nova Scotia. She is predeceased by her first husband Eric and her parents Howard Young, Evelyn (Galpin) Young, two sisters, Evelyn and Vivian, and her brother Harvey. She will be fondly missed and remembered by several extended family members and friends.
Thanks to the many doctors, nurses, PSW’s and other healthcare providers at Trinity Village Retirement Home, Pine Haven Schlegel Villages and The Village of Winston Park. A special thanks for the exceptional care given to Thelma by Autumn, Lucy and Mae.
She had a very strong faith and was a long-time member at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church. She always felt embraced by her church community. We are comforted in the knowledge that she is free of pain and lived a long and full life and is now in the arms of her Saviour, Jesus. She loved her family, children and was very generous and neighborly to all. She was very generous and charitable with her time and other means. She loved the outdoors, especially the ocean, being an excellent swimmer. Her winning smile endeared her to many people. We will miss you, Mom.
Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Sunday May 28, 2023, from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service will take place in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday May 29, 2023, beginning at 11 a.m. with an hour of visiting prior. A reception will be held in the funeral home’s Fireside Reception Room with a burial to follow at Williamsburg Cemetery.
Condolences and donations in memory of Thelma can be made to World Vision Canada through www.erbgood.com.
To view Thelma's livestreamed service, please use the link HERE