Anna Sharon

Obituary of Anna Krystyna Sharon

Anna “Anya” Sharon (nee Klimowicz-Puchlik), passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the age of 78 years. 


Anya was born in Warsaw, Poland on March 6, 1944, during a very tumultuous time in Europe. She graduated from the Zeromski Liceum, in Bytom, Poland. It was there that she attracted the attention of her future husband. She married Alexander, who was her grade seven sweetheart, in 1967.


Anya accomplished much throughout her life and had a passion for singing and the arts. Anya and Alex lived in Poland, Israel, South Africa and Canada. In Israel and South Africa, she was able to establish a professional singing career. She sang in all provinces in South Africa, as well as in Southwest Africa with the Group of Seven.


In the early 1980’s Anya and Alex came to Canada and lived in Toronto, where they met good friends. There, Anya worked with opera coach and radio commentator Stuart Hamilton and gave recitals. She produced “Anya Sharon (soprano) In Recital” in 1985 at the St. Lawrence Centre in Toronto. She was also a member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA).


Anya and Alex adopted their son Matthew in 1986, and Matthew was the bright light of her life. They relocated to Calgary for Alex’s work, where, as an older mom, Anya devoted her time to her family. 


She loved her time travelling, and one of her most memorable trips was to Hawaii. Anya cherished her travels to Kitchener, the US and India, where she connected with her Kriya yoga spiritual family. 


Anya will be most remembered for her gentle, kind, and giving heart, her beautiful voice, and her warmth. 


Besides her loving husband, Anya is survived by her son Matthew Julian Sharon. She was predeceased by her parents, Idalia Abramson and Henryk Klimowicz; sister Kamila Kostecki, and her pets Puszek, Mickey One, Mickey Two, and Goldie. 


The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Anya’s family, friends and peers. 


Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB), on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here. 


In living memory of Anna Sharon, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes.


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Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Friday, January 27, 2023
Crowfoot Chapel
82 Crowfoot Circle NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 241-0044
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