Schefter, Sharleen Marylin

Sharleen Marylin Schefter (nee Graham) passed away Friday, October 27, 2023 in her 83rd year, with her beloved family by her side.

Born in Meaford on October 8, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Elsie Graham.

She was predeceased by her cherished husband David John Schefter on December 3, 2016.  Sharleen and David were married on October 31, 1959 at the Meaford Anglican Church.

She was the loving mother of David Alan Schefter, his wife Leasha, and her daughter Kris Schefter. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren; Amanda Gaffney (Marianne), Morgan Gaffney (Aman), Maegan Schefter, and Molly Schefter (Dylan).

Sharleen had a group of lifelong friends whom affectionately called themselves the “Snitch & Bitch” club. Their friendship brought her joy, love, and adventure throughout her life. She was a commissioner, Girl Guide and Brownie leader in the Girl Guides of Canada and influenced many young girls in Meaford over decades. She was an active member of the Trefoil Guild and was an honourary life member of Girl Guides of Canada.  She volunteered at the Anglican Church organizing luncheons, giving tours of the stained-glass windows, and was an active member of the Anglican Church Women group.  She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 11 o’clock, with visiting the hour prior to service. A private interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Children’s Make a Wish Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, N4L 1B9, to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Visiting the hour prior to service.

Saturday, November 4, 2023 11:00 AM
Service at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford.

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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Deb Shaw
    Monday, October 30, 2023

    We are so very sorry for your loss. She was a great neighbor to us and was immensely proud of her kids and grandchildren. Enjoy your memories ~ Deb and Dan Shaw

  2. Leanne & Peter Rasmussen
    Monday, October 30, 2023

    Sending our heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences on the loss of Sharleen. May you find peace in your memories and keep them close to your heart.

  3. Margaret Lowe
    Tuesday, October 31, 2023

    My sincere condolences in the passing of your mom and grandma. Your memories will always keep her in your hearts.

    Marg Lowe

  4. Penny-Jane Beck
    Tuesday, October 31, 2023

    I am very sorry for your loss. I have had the pleasure of knowing Sharleen for many years in our Trefoil Guild. I loved her tales of the Snitch and Bitch Club and the antics that Grace and her would get up to. She will be missed.

  5. Karen Moran
    Friday, November 3, 2023

    Today, we lit a candle in memory of Sharleen in the Church of San Francesco built in 1245 and situated in the small hill town of Cortona, Tuscany, Italy.
    We all mourn the loss of a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law and friend.
    Love Karen & Rick

  6. Christine graham
    Friday, November 3, 2023

    Remembering Mrs. Schefter, well that goes back many years to girl guides and many years of fun. We kept in touch for a long time. What a wonderful lady. Sorry to hear of her passing and may good memories ease you through these times.

  7. Simy Wilton
    Sunday, November 5, 2023

    Sharleen gave of herself to so many people in so many ways. To Bob and I she was a good friend. I share your sadness.
    Simy Wilton (Bob)

  8. Ruth Wilton
    Sunday, November 5, 2023

    Dave, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  9. Ralph Neale
    Saturday, November 25, 2023

    Kris ,

    Sorry for your loss , thoughts and prayers at this difficult time .


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