Sharp: Brian Sharp passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on June 17, 2020 with his beloved cat, Bella, by his side. Brian was born in Humboldt, SK, on September 23, 1956, and was raised and lived in Swift Current for nearly all of his life. He attended Elmwood, Beatty, and Swift Current Comprehensive High Schools. After spending a year in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Brian returned to Swift Current and began work at Sasktel in 1975. He retired in 2006, but this was short lived, as he began working for the Chinook School Division almost immediately. Brian finally retired for good on December 31, 2018 after nearly 45 years on the job. Brian's work life involved extensive travel around the Great Southwest, and he developed strong connections everywhere he went, where he was often known by his nickname "Sharpie." He loved jumping into his van or truck and visiting all the communities in the area, and he always knew the best restaurant in every town. As an employee, he was dedicated and diligent, receiving awards for both customer satisfaction and his skilled driving. His sense of humour and antics made him a memorable person. Most recently, he came out of retirement to assist his brother-in-law driving a grain truck during harvest. Brian met Sandra Harlick on an arranged date in 1983 and they married on June 2nd, 1990. Although they eventually separated, they maintained a strong bond until his passing. They had two children, Riley and Madison. Since their separation, they continued to travel together to Mexico, Cuba, Disneyland, Disney World, and celebrated holidays together as a family. Brian didn't hide his pride in his children from anyone. He was constantly teaching them about wiring, plumbing, technology, history, and anything in-between. Brian described himself as a "professional idiot," but he was truly a handyman with great self-taught skills across a wide variety of disciplines. He was fortunate to visit Costa Rica and later France and England with his son, Riley, exploring many historic sites and visiting his English relatives, to whom he was very close. Brian was a Swift Current Broncos ticket holder for decades, and was lucky enough to experience them winning the 1989 Memorial Cup in person. He spent countless hours at the family cabin in Beaver Flat, often working on renovations which are now largely finished. He was looking forward to spending some well-deserved relaxation time this summer and maybe even taking his boat out on the water (a rarity). Sadly, he will not be able to enjoy the fruits of his labour. Brian was also a long-time member of the Eliminators Car Club. He had developed countless friendships through the club and enjoyed the strong network he shared with "the guys." He was particularly proud of his 1995 Chevy Delivery and 1962 Pontiac Parisienne. He also belonged to the Sasktel Pioneers and maintained connections with many of his coworkers there. Brian is survived by his children, Riley and Madison; their mother, Sandra Harlick; his brother Alan (Leslie), and their children Kaila, Keisha, Keegan, and Kienna; his "favourite mother-in-law", Irene Harlick; father-in-law, Austin Harlick; as well as his brother-in-law, Bruce, and sister-in-law, Cheryl, and their respective families. He is predeceased by his mother, Vivian, and his father, George William "Bill," with whom he always shared a very close bond. A private family Celebration of life service was held Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm from the Chapel of Warren's Funeral Home with Reverend Annette Taylor officiating. The Interment Service took place at Mount Pleasant Burial Park. In Brian's memory, friends may make a donation to the Swift Current S.P.C.A. or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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