Alexander "Alex" Allen Aronhiatékha Sharrow

 

Alex Sharrow, age 72, of Island Road, Akwesasne passed away peacefully on Thursday April 4, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his wife, children, and loved ones. Alex was a volunteer firefighter with the Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department from '81 to '86. He also worked as an iron worker in his younger years and as an employee with the Seaway International Bridge Corporation until he retired in 2001. Beloved husband of Monica (Square) Sharrow, and dear father of Cassidi (Craig Delormier), Marc (Jaime Lazore), Jari (Ron Brink), Ryan, Sierra, Aaron, Cyndele (Phylip Lalande), Isaac, and chosen sons Deven Primeau, Travis Cole, Trysten (grandson) and Tyron (grandson). Proud grandfather of 17 grandchildren, Ainslee, Havana, Riece, Mackaylann, Averee, Riley, Shayna, Kian, Emarie, Bo, Theresa Ann, Lyla, Abrielle, and Isabella. Dear son of the late George Sharrow and the late Agnes (White) Sharrow. Predeceased by his grandson Lewis Jay Sharrow, his brothers Arthur Sharrow, Joe Sharrow, his sister Kawennakátste, and chosen sister Lillian Delormier. He is survived by his sister-in-law Janice Sharrow, chosen brother-in-law Leo Delormier, his Goddaughter Raven Benedict and many nieces and nephews.


Alex Sharrow was a fluent Mohawk speaker, who was well known for making his ash-washed corn, a tradition he passed on to his children. He enjoyed being out on the river with a case of Budweiser and his fishing pole. Sometimes he would come back with fish, sometimes he would come back without his fishing pole. His favourite hobby was sitting outside the window in the dark, waiting to scare an unsuspecting person or his children. He used to love to mow the lawn...and the flowers...and the trees...and toys...and rocks. Everyone would run to their cars when he brought out the mower. He also loved to cruise around, sometimes he would take the kids to the store to get gas and come back with just the gas. On a more serious note, he was ours. Whatever faults and quirks he had, he was still the best father and husband we could ever ask for. He will be missed greatly. We will love you forever and always Buba.

As he wished, cremation has taken place and a one day memorial service will be held at the Homemakers in Tsi Snaihne, Thursday April 11, 2019 from 10am -3pm with a traditional meal to follow at 4pm.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to LAHAIE & SULLIVAN CORWALL FUNERAL HOMES, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West (613-932-8482). As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada at http://www.alzheimers.ca and to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at http://www.lbda.org would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages of condolences may be left at http://www.lahaiesullivan.ca


 

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