Sharon Gail Bresky

April 25, 1950 ~ December 15, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Sharon Bresky Obituary

Sharon was born to Carl and Mabel Cober (nee Brown) on April 25, 1950 at Hunter’s Nursing Home in Swan River, MB.  She was the 2nd born of 4 daughters.  She attended Pretty Valley School and then high school in Swan River. 

On September 29, 1966 she married Herbert Bresky in the Kenville United Church.  They lived in a 2-room house on a quarter section of land that Herb had bought from Sharon’s uncle. 

In the spring of 1967, their daughter Karen was born. 

In August of 1968, Herb and Sharon purchased a quarter section of land with a house and outbuildings and later that same month welcomed their second child, Dwayne.  They lived in the original house until they built their current home, which is the same yard site where Sharon resided until her passing.  This farm is located only one mile west of the Cober homestead where Sharon was raised.  In the summer of 1972, Rick was born. 

Sharon developed a hard work ethic at an early age, helping her mom with farm chores while her dad was away working in the bush.  She looked after the farm animals, chopped wood, gardened and did whatever else was needed to be done. 

She led a very busy life.  Farm wife, cook, book keeper, gardener, to name a few. If it needed to be done, she’d find a way to do it.  All this while raising a family of her own.  As busy as she was helping on the farm or in the bush, she still found time to help others.  She raised her children and then helped with grandchildren and she always had time to Facetime and visit with the great-grandchildren. 

After Herb’s stroke, Sharon stayed close to his side, being his main caregiver.   

She was very social and enjoyed when people came to visit.  The coffee pot was always on and no one ever left the house hungry, it didn’t matter who you were, she would always find something to feed you. It’s been known that individuals would “time” their visits to be around a meal time.   

She never shied away when you asked a question about meal prep and cooking.  She would pull out the old recipe cards and let you read what was written, but then would say “this is what I do” and THAT was the version you wrote down to make at home.  She gladly shared her knowledge and love of gardening, flowers, hummingbird water to sugar ratio, the best way to re-root and repot ivies, perfect spacing of planted potatoes and shared her secret ingredient in gravy with others.  Her genuine care for others shone through with each conversation.  It didn’t matter how busy or rushed she may have been, she always had time to stop, listen and enjoy the visit.  It didn’t matter if it was at the post office, the co-op or her kitchen table.  She always had an ear to listen and then spoke her words of wisdom.  Well, there were times when it was a quick-witted joke followed by her laughter.  She had the best smile, always loved a good joke - that was quite often followed by her snicker look and grin.

She enjoyed travelling, camping, crocheting, puzzles, and never turned down a good competitive card game.

Sharon will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her children Karen (Colin) Lucan, Dwayne (Shannon), Rick (Georgia); five grandchildren Caitlynd (Tyler) Sutherland, Jonathan (Taylor) Lucan, Amanda Lucan (Josh), Morgan Bresky and Riley Bresky, two step-grandchildren Jaymie Klekta and Lane (Val) Klekta; Five great-grandchildren:  Kaleb, Maicyn and Madison Sutherland, Jaxon and Jewlz Lucan as well as two step great-grandchildren Braden Klekta and Ainsley Hudon.  She is survived by sisters Arlene Koch, Delores Strasser and Joanne (John) Sturley, sister-in-law Darlene (Don) Sinclair, brothers-in-law Norman and Ken Bresky, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She is predeceased by her husband, Herbert, an infant son, granddaughter Bayley Bresky, parents Carl and Mabel Cober, in-laws Abraham and Evangeline Bresky; ten brothers-in-law, five sisters-in-law, three nephews and two nieces.

Active pallbearers:  Dwayne Bresky, Rick Bresky, Colin Lucan, Daren Cober, Stuart Cober and Lane Klekta.

A funeral service will be held from the Swan Valley Historical Museum, Swan River, Manitoba at 11:00AM on Saturday, December 23rd, 2023.


Reverend Dr. John Oussoren will be officiating.


Sharon will be laid to rest in the Birchwood Cemetery following the funeral service.



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Funeral Service
December 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Swan Valley Historical Museum, Birchwood Cemetery, Swan River, Manitoba


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