Josephine (Jo) Sharp, went to be with Jesus, her Saviour, on Monday, February 3, 2020.
Born October 6, 1937 in Toronto, Ontario, Jo was the eldest daughter of The Reverend Anderson Linton and Mrs. Josephine Linton. She was raised in a loving, Christian home and spoke fondly of life in the west end of the city with her two younger sisters and their pets. She had happy memories of family walks in High Park, life in Bloor West Village and spending summers at the family's cottage on Lake Simcoe.
After graduating from teacher's college at the age of 19, Jo began teaching school at Humber Valley Village Public School in Etobicoke. She led an inspirational and fun-filled single life: career, travel and a sports car.
Jo married Ken Sharp on July 11, 1964. Settling in Mississauga in 1965 to raise a family, their home on Wateska Boulevard was always open to family, friends and any number of stragglers; becoming a hub for teenagers, cars and the site of various hilarious escapades.
The family attended Erindale Bible Chapel beginning in 1971. Erindale became a big part of Jo's life where many friendships began. Jo was an active member of the church, teaching Sunday school for many years and later volunteering with the church's ESL program. Jo and Ken hosted the 'Young Couples’ Bible study group, remaining faithful participants for over 40 years. Jo was also an active member of the Christian Women's Club of Mississauga.
Never wavering in her Christian faith, Jo lived her beliefs every day. She lived her life for others, always selfless, loving and kind. Her serene and gracious nature put everyone at ease and made all feel welcome and accepted.
Jo will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Ken, daughter, Leslie (Scott Cowie), sons, Roger and Stephen (Amanda Potter), granddaughters, Tess and Rachel Cowie, sisters Elizabeth (James Taylor) and Margaret (Bruce Dangerfield), sister-in-law Helen Barclay, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and many, many friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at Parkland Retirement Residence for caring for Jo with such kindness and patience.
The family welcomes friends to join them at Neweduk Chapel, Turner and Porter, 1981 Dundas Street West in Mississauga, for a visitation on Friday, February 7th from 5 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at the same location on Saturday, February 8th at 3 pm.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jo’s memory to The Gideons International In Canada, Trinity Western University or Erindale Bible Chapel.
"For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100:5
"I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10