Mark Sharrard

1960 - 2024 | Sheffield

Dr Mark Sharrard. In loving memory of our beloved dad, husband, brother, uncle and colleague Mark Sharrard. Mark was a proud family man as the father of five magnificent sons and husband of over thirty-two years to his wife, Sally. We cherish many ha…

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Dr Mark Sharrard. In loving memory of our beloved dad, husband, brother, uncle and colleague Mark Sharrard. Mark was a proud family man as the father of five magnificent sons and husband of over thirty-two years to his wife, Sally. We cherish many happy memories of him over the years, such as his excellent cooking skills, love of music and competitive Scrabble games. Mark was a renowned paediatric metabolic consultant at Sheffield Children’s Hospital helping care for children and their families from South Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, and the East Midlands for over 25 years. He was dedicated and passionate about his area of expertise and always had time for his patients, their families and his team. Mark died at St Luke’s Hospice after a short illness, where the amazing and compassionate care allowed us to spend his precious final days together. We will be forever grateful and we miss him very much.

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Donation in memory of

Mark Sharrard



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Current total raised

£2881.30

GiftAid £706.68

Anonymous

14/04/2024

In deepest sympathy

Helen Bowler

14/04/2024

We moved next door to Mark and Sally in 2001 and they made us feel very welcome. When they moved we were pleased that our good neighbours only went three houses away so we continued to see them locally. Mark was a lovely gentle man and always stopped for a chat. We know that he was dedicated to his family and our hearts go to Sally and the boys for their loss. John and Helen Bowler

£21.60

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Pippa Naylor

10/04/2024

Thinking of you Sally

£80.00

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Christine Cavanagh

10/04/2024

Mark made a huge contribution to the success of the NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening programme, as well as advising the Fetal and Maternal Child Health sub-group of the National Screening Committee. He emanated compassion and wisdom and will be sorely missed. Sending Sally and family sincere condolences on behalf of the NHS Inherited Metabolic Disease Screening Advisory Board. Christine Cavanagh, former NHS NBS Programme Manager.

Paul Dimitri

09/04/2024

In loving memory of Mark, a compassionate doctor and cherished colleague whose presence illuminated the lives of all who knew him. Mark's dedication to his patients was unwavering, and his kindness touched the hearts of many. As a colleague, he exemplified professionalism, generosity, and warmth, creating a supportive environment for all. His legacy will forever be remembered and treasured by those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him. Rest in peace Mark. You will be deeply missed.

Zoe Chapman

06/04/2024

I first met Mark when I became friends with his wife Sally at the end of 1992 when we were both pregnant with our first child. I remember Mark as a quiet and modest man. I remember his caring nature at the distress on one occasion at the death of a child known to him at the hospital. I remember his fantastic cooking skills and loved his garlic olive appetisers. I remember his kindness in producing a clarinet when I wanted to learn. He will be sorely missed by so many people.

£100.00

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Charlotte Elder

06/04/2024

Mark, you were part of the fabric of Sheffield Children's. Your gentle, humble, caring manner was an inspiration and we are grateful to have worked with you. The eulogies at your funeral said it all. We hope you felt the love, warmth and admiration wherever you are now. Our thoughts go to Sally, your boys and the other members of your family. With love Charlie & Noreen. x

£25.00

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Lilias Alison

05/04/2024

Such a loss. Thank you for being such a lovely colleague, always approachable and kind.

£21.60

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Carole Roebuck

05/04/2024

Taken far too soon. Loving husband and father of five beautiful boys. Thinking of all you all at this very sad time.

Catherine Hudson

05/04/2024

£21.60

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David Crossling

05/04/2024

Much love from David and Jane.

£25.00

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Charles Stack

05/04/2024

Many thanks for your help on PICU with the sick metabolic babies. I was always so thankful for your guidance in a quiet and thoughtful way. Taken far too soon.

£25.00

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Anonymous

05/04/2024

Thank you Dr Sharrard. Our thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues. Sam Frost & family

£13.00

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Lynette Shakespeare

04/04/2024

It has been so evident today just how many lives you touched, how fondly you will be remembered, and how much you were loved and respected. There is no doubt that you will be missed by all of us who had the privilege to know you. Rest in peace, Mark.

£21.60

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Christine and Luke Wilson

04/04/2024

We heard such heartfelt tributes to Mark today - a wonderful and caring family man, who leaves a lasting legacy. Mark is fondly remembered by us as a genuine, kind, thoughtful and perceptive person, who was always approachable and good-humoured. Our thoughts are very much with Sally and their lovely boys xxx

£13.00

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Mary Bardet

04/04/2024

Lovely man God bless

£30.00

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Sarah Hulley

04/04/2024

£50.00

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Aiwyne Foo

04/04/2024

On behalf of the Chesterfield Paediatricians, we remember Mark fondly as a helpful colleague all these years. It’s such a sad loss for so many, but our thoughts go to his family especially. With heartfelt condolences.

£50.00

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Chris Bauer

04/04/2024

In memory of Mark and the great times we shared together in Oxford. From Chris and Sally

£21.60

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Amanda Forrester

04/04/2024

Much love and thoughts to you and the boys, Sally.

£30.00

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Claire Hart

04/04/2024

Anonymous

04/04/2024

Radha Bridger

04/04/2024

When we think of you Mark we remember someone who was incredibly kind and gentle with a great sense of humour .A loving husband to Sally and a wonderful father to 5 amazing boys.Your work as a Consultant in Metabolic Medicine speaks for itself with always going above and beyond for the children and families you looked after for so many years. St Luke’s thank you for the wonderful holistic care you showed the Sharrard family in the last week of Marks life. As we say goodbye to you today Mark may you rest in peace after a life so generously lived

Anonymous

04/04/2024

Remembering Mark and sending love to Sally and the whole family today. Praying for you all.

£13.00

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Christina Francis

04/04/2024

Mark was a fantastic doctor who helped so many families with his incredible knowledge, compassion and dedication to his work. I worked with Mark in Nottingham and he was always so approachable and patient and always took the time to give advice when it was needed. He will be hugely missed. My thoughts are with his family. Rest in peace Mark.

£21.60

Melissa Burke

03/04/2024

Grateful to have been able to meet Mark on the occasions that I did. He was a lovely person who showed genuine interest during our conversations and was great fun during games of Articulate and Rummy. I will think fondly of these memories when spending time with Sally and the boys. Thinking of the family during this utterly heartbreaking time.

Katie Tague

03/04/2024

It was such a pleasure to work alongside mark in Nottingham, he will be dearly missed by the team and by our families. Rest in peace mark and condolences to sally & family. Thank you St Luke’s for the work you do.

£100.00

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Phil Townsend

03/04/2024

It's a privilege and joy to have known Mark. His humble, caring nature and his devotion to his family and patients was an inspiration and example to us all. We also are very grateful to St Lukes for the wonderful care shown to Mark and his family. Very glad to make this donation in his name. Rest in peace Mark.

Anonymous

03/04/2024

In memory of Mark, a hugely respected clinician, colleague and above all a lovely man, he will be much missed - my thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with Sally and his sons xx

£50.00

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Rachel Eagle

03/04/2024

Rest in Peace Mark and sending our love to Sally and the boys xx

Esther King

03/04/2024

A much respected Consultant, always remembered for your kindness and gentleness. May your loving family be comforted by their many happy memories of you. Rest in Peace.

Helen Hine

02/04/2024

It was comforting to know that Mark's family could be close to him throughout his final days, and could receive the wonderful care at St Luke's.

£21.60

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Debbie Holland

02/04/2024

Sending love to you all. Debs x

Anonymous

02/04/2024

£30.00

Shameem Aktar

02/04/2024

Dr Sharrard, you was truly an exceptional consultant who will be sadly missed beyond words can express. Throughout the 10 years of caring for our daughter Hajrah, your devoted care and compassion went above and beyond. It was a privilege and honour to have encountered your heartfelt support from the very beginning till the very end. We are forever grateful for all your efforts and our sincere prayers and thoughts are with your family and friends. Love Always the Aktars.

£21.60

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Mary McLaren

31/03/2024

Although, we only had the pleasure of meeting Mark and Sally once. They made us feel so welcome into their home. We enjoyed a lovely barbeque with the family! Mark and Sally were very warm and friendly. They couldn't do enough to make the experience very enjoyable! It was obvious to see, how close they all were as a family. Mark was a lovely gentleman and will be sadly missed! Thinking of Sally and the boys at this sad time!

£13.00

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Claire Mizler

30/03/2024

Mark was a colleague and friend and life in our little corner of the world will not be the same without him. He inspired us with his knowledge and wisdom and won our hearts with his kind and caring nature. Our thoughts are with Sally and his boys.

£21.60

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Alison Green

30/03/2024

Where do I start.... such a long connection with Dr Mark Sharrard after he's looked after our daughter for 18 years as part of the treatment for her metabolic condition. The first person we saw when our lives fell apart when she was born but the reassurances and guidance he so very passionately gave us soon changed our whole outlook, and a healthy and happy outcome soon followed. We will be forever grateful for your calm, caring and such wonderful care! Thank you! Thinking of your family, rest in peace Dr Sharrard. Love The Green Family ❤️

£21.60

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Hugh Sharrard

28/03/2024

Mark and I were cousins and we last saw each other at my mum's funeral last year. We had so much in common through our families, and as the youngest of all my cousins I really appreciated that Mark was close both in age and outlook on life. Each time we met and were able to talk about family, life and other matters, Mark and I enjoyed a deep understanding that comes from being part of the same family. One of my fondest family memories was staying with Mark and his mum and dad when we were both young; I am very fortunate indeed to have known Mark all of this time. I am also extremely proud that he was my cousin, that he achieved so much in his life, and was someone who held to the highest standards, values and care as a person. Mark, thankyou for so enriching and blessing all of our lives.

£21.60

Katie Hobbs

28/03/2024

I will always have nothing but the fondest memories of my time working with Mark. He was always so kind, caring, and funny. He is missed by the Metabolic Medicine team so much and it won't be the same without him. Thinking of his friends and family, who I knew he loved very much x

Fields Taylor

28/03/2024

Thank you so much for your care and support for me and my family and your interest in Glut1 over the last 10 years. You will be deeply missed and there has been a missing part at clinic today with out your smiley face. Much love to your family Fields xx

Adam Lomas

28/03/2024

Many thanks for your warm welcome and wise discussions when I visited SCH. You will be sadly missed.

£20.00

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Camilla Scott

28/03/2024

I miss Mark’s brilliant brain, wonderful discussion and kind face popping into the office when I am work. He always had so much knowledge to share and had a genuine love for his work and his colleagues. I have known Mark many years and loved sharing our journeys and milestones in work and in life. Xx

£13.00

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Anna Chapman

27/03/2024

In loving memory of Mark. Reminiscing on great memories of eating toasties with Mark, Sally and the boys after a Longshaw walk. Sending my deepest condolences, prayers and love to the Sharrards.

£54.60

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Laura Jellinak

27/03/2024

 

Mark was an expectational man, brilliant doctor. He was so highly regarded and respected. He touched and helped so many. He was a loving husband to his wife Sally who he loved so much. He was a wonderful father to his five beautiful boys.

He will be missed so very much by so many but he will live on in the hearts of his tremendous wife, children and friends.

He will never be forgotten, rest in peace Mark. 

Moira French

26/03/2024

Mark - words cannot say how much impact you had on our patients and how much they have benefited from your wisdom, patience and. compassion. Your knowledge was incredible and I have gained so much in working with you for 10+ years . I would like to consider you the Gandalf of Metabolics and part of me chuckles when I picture you in the robe and hat!! Thank you for everything you have done for our patients. You were a true gentleman, a bit of a coffeeholic, a great colleague, a fantastic clinician and somebody you could have a constructive and rationale conversation with . You will be missed by your colleagues and your patients . My thoughts are with your lovely family.

£54.60

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Katherine Carlile

26/03/2024

Mark was a wonderful doctor - caring, dedicated and always supportive of colleagues. He will be much missed. Our thoughts are with Sally and their sons. Kath & Will

Elaine Maddocks

26/03/2024

It has been a privilege to know Mark and learn from him. He always had time to patiently answer my queries and give advice. I admired his depth of knowledge, his gentleness and patience in communicating with patients and his team. Rest in peace. Condolences to his family.

£13.00

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Samuel Hudson

26/03/2024

£21.60

Will Brown

26/03/2024

£100.00

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David Hall

25/03/2024

We are sorry that we only knew Mark for a short time but he was clearly a much loved family man and respected doctor. Sending much love to Sally and the boys. David and Sally Hall

£21.60

Beryl Nairn

25/03/2024

Sending love and condolences to Mark's family and friends who will be missing him dearly xx

£21.60

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Anonymous

22/03/2024

So very sad for the loss of Mark at such a young age & so unexpected for the family. All my love to the Sharrard family

Becky Wilcox

22/03/2024

Mark was the epitome of a gentle man. He loved his family dearly and was respected by all he came into contact with. I used to love hearing from lovely Sal about him doing cross stitch. He exuded calm. A wonderful husband and father.

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Heather Allen

22/03/2024

Mark was the kindest, most gentle soul with an excellent sense of humour. He was a friend as well as a colleague and I feel so lucky to have known him. I miss him so much and still can’t believe he’s not going to come into our office looking for snacks and a chat. My thoughts are with his family, friends and Dougie. Rest in peace Mark you legend. Xxx

£13.00

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Melanie Hill

22/03/2024

Mark,Your passing is such a loss to the world of metabolics. You made such a great impact in so many patients lives. I will remember your wisdom,calm nature and love of coffee! It was always a pleasure to do transition clinics with you and you will sorely missed, my prayers are now with your family as they grieve x

£13.00

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Nichola Cowie

22/03/2024

Our lovely Mark, you are already missed so much. You were a wonderful person to work with and a very good friend, always so kind and patient and you always had time to share your knowledge and chat over a coffee. It will never be the same here without you x

Victoria Jow

22/03/2024

Dearest Mark…one of life’s true gentlemen ..warm, witty and kind and a devoted husband and father taken far too soon he will be missed

Giana de Souza

21/03/2024

Dear Mark What a wonderful privilege its been to work with you. Your wisdom, patience, and kindness shone through every interaction with patients and colleagues alike. While your comforting presence will be deeply missed, your legacy will continue to resonate in the lives you've touched. My heartfelt condolences to the family - my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Julia Ashworth

21/03/2024

Anonymous

20/03/2024

£15.00

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Alison Tooke

20/03/2024

So many memories of working with Mark. A kind, generous, respectful, patient man. Your memory lives on in all those lives you have helped. You will be missed enormously x

Anonymous

20/03/2024

Mark you will be missed so so much. Thank you for all the support you gave to me since I joined the team. You answered any questions I had and nothing ever felt like a stupid question. You were always so kind and helpful. You made me feel part of the team since the first day I started and your knowledge was incredible. Xx

£54.60

Jane Parson

19/03/2024

I have known Mark as a friend, through Sally, for many years. He was such a gentle, calm and kind man and so hardworking and dedicated towards his paediatric speciality which he clearly loved. He was also the most superb cook! His recent death is a very sad loss and he will be missed. Thank you to St Luke’s for the wonderful care they gave not only to Mark, but also for the support given to Sally and their five wonderful sons. Xx

£13.00

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Helena Browne

19/03/2024

Mark was one of the kindest people to me during our time together as Biochemistry students at Trinity College, Oxford (1979-1982). Many fond memories of delicious dinners, fun drives in his car to London for treats ( a surprise trip to Ronnie Scott's Nightclub still makes me smile), and for sharing his notes on the Biochemistry practicals that I had " forgotten" to attend.. He will be very much missed. All my sympathy to his family. Love Helena.

£54.60

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Astha Soni

19/03/2024

Mark was a wonderful colleague. He was always smiling and had such a warm aura. He will be missed dearly. My thoughts with the family

Anonymous

19/03/2024

Dr Sharrard is irreplaceable, as a doctor and as a person. He will be greatly missed.

Anne Willmott

18/03/2024

Mark had such a wealth of knowledge, combined with a wealth of compassion and enthusiasm for his patients. So grateful for his tireless work over so many years. Love to his family an friends

Pankaj Gupta

18/03/2024

£54.60

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Carrie MacKenzie

18/03/2024

Dear Mark A true “gentle man” and fine doctor.Thoughts are with Sally and the boys. With love, Carrie

£148.35

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Joanne Forster

17/03/2024

Dear Mark, My friend; colleague and mentor of 15 years. I'm so very sorry to say goodbye. You were an absolute hero to our patients, and you taught me me so much about caring for them. Your Knowledge was insurmountable. I will never equal it but I will strive every day to do so in your name.

Emma Young

17/03/2024

We are so so saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Mark Sharrard. My little boy’s consultant from him being very young. His kindness, compassion, and knowledge was the very best. He made us feel like we were the most important people in the world when our world was falling apart. You will be incredibly missed Dr Sharrard, not only from the Young family, but from 4A in Boston. Thank you for everything Mark, we owe the world to you, you truly were one of the very very best. Huge love to your family, colleagues and friends. Xx

Joanna Slater

17/03/2024

Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Sharrard. We will never forget his patience, kindness and compassion when he sat with us and explained our son’s diagnosis at a difficult time in our own life. We send our thoughts and love to his family and friends at this time.

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Pierre Sharrard

16/03/2024

He was an embodiment of kindness, patience, strength and courage. A role model for me personally and so many others. We will miss you infinitely and a huge hole is left in all the lives of those you touched. You did not deserve to have life taken so soon. We love you so much, we couldn’t have asked for a better dad. Rest in Peace. Love you forever and ever xx

£21.60

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Lucy White

15/03/2024

So grateful to St Luke's for supporting Mark and his family in his final days xx

£100.00

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Anonymous

15/03/2024

We will miss Mark very much. Huge thanks to St. Luke’s to the wonderful care they gave Mark and the family throughout his time there.

Anonymous

14/03/2024

You were an incredible person who dedicated yourself to improving the lives of many patients and families throughout Yorkshire and the Midlands. I remember fondly when you sang along to "He's the Greatest Dancer" in your Ford Fiesta. You will be missed so much xxx

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Anonymous

14/03/2024

    Thoughts

    Without Dr Sharrard my son Harry would be a very different young man. His expertise and care has meant that Harry can live life to the full even with a metabolic condition that was diagnosed as severe when Harry was just 10 weeks old. My family and I were shocked and saddened to hear of his passing and all I can really say is THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart, I hope he knew how grateful we are x

    Added by Charlotte Christian - 08/04/2024


    Nick: I first met Mark at the Northern General Hospital in 1993. Mark was my registrar in paediatrics. I have strong memories of Mark being called to review sometimes very poorly children. All around were panicking, but Mark in his characteristic methodical, quiet and calm manner would sort it out to everyone’s relief. He had that wonderful skill that all of us who have worked in acute health settings recognise: imbuing a unit with a confident feeling that all would be well because he was there. Cath: Mark eating seafood chowder at our table with friends and summer barbecues at their house. Us arriving for dinner with some of the ‘mums from school’ couples to find that Mark was falling ill and Nick taking him to hospital - he had finished the cooking and absolutely insisted that the dinner carried on! We remember how very hard Mark worked, for so very long - his dedication within the NHS was phenomenal. He never seemed to speak carelessly, he was softly spoken and always showed kindness and respect to everyone. I could see how distracted and preoccupied Mark was shortly before he was to undergo surgery but he gave me a real bear hug the last time I saw him at home. The Sharrard home has always been a warmly welcoming place for all four of us at various times. It will have been a source of immense pride to Mark and Sally to see their sons grow and mature into such fine young men.

    Added by Catherine Hudson - 05/04/2024


    My son was 18 months old when he was diagnosed with a rare metabolic condition - OTC deficiency - and we landed at Dr Sharrard’s door. Remarkably, Sam is now in his first year at university - undertaking a degree in children’s nursing. The metabolic team in Sheffield and then Nottingham - led by Dr Sharrard - made Sam’s future possible. I will remember Dr Sharrard for his knowledge, skill and expertise, his kindness, gentle nature and his reassuring presence. When I felt lost and had so many questions he answered them all - with endless patience and such care. Dr Sharrard - you were one of a kind. From the very bottom of my heart - for everything you did for Sam and for all your patients - Thank You.

    Added by Ruth Frost - 05/04/2024


    We were so saddened to learn about Mark's passing. We now live in the same house on Ringinglow Road that Mark, Sally and the boys lived in previously and we are still neighbours as they moved just a few houses down the road. We would occasionally bump into Mark on our respective dog walks around the block and we would often stop to chat briefly about the dogs, family, etc.. Mark was such a softly-spoken and gentle man. We didn't know much about his work other than he worked at the Children's hospital and the messages posted here confirm that he touched so many lives both personally and professionally. I know memories and stories of Mark will be appreciated by the family so here's one that sticks in my memory. When our dogs were both puppies in the lockdown years, Mark was ambling along the road with Duggie off-lead by his side. Our dog Harry slipped his lead and proceeded to chase Duggie all the way along the pavement back to Mark and Sally's house whereupon the roles reversed and Duggie chased Harry all the way back to our house! Both Mark and I stood staring unable to intervene and watching jaws wide open as the dogs played out this hilarious scene. We would like to pass on our sincere condolences and best wishes to Sally, the boys and all those to whom Mark meant so much. Andy, Roz, Fabien and Louis

    Added by Andrew Leigh - 04/04/2024


    It's a privilege and a joy to have known Mark; his humble, caring nature was an inspiration and example to all of us. Rest in peace Mark! We are also very grateful for the care shown to Mark and the family by St Lukes - happy to make this contribution in his name.

    Added by Phil & Ranee Townsend - 03/04/2024


    It truly was an honour and privilege to have known you. Your kindness and gentleness will be remembers always. My heart goes out to your loving family. May they be comforted by their many treasured memories of you, a precious soul taken far too soon. Rest in Peace. Esther King (Retired BMS, Biochemistry, LRI)

    Added by Esther King - 03/04/2024


    I am Mark's cousin and we have had a special connection over the years, mainly because we could share our experiences as doctors but also because Mark always wanted family news and showed such care and interest in everyone. I so enjoyed our conversations, Mark had a lovely sense of humour! I was in such awe of Mark's dedication to his paediatric specialty whilst he fitted in a very busy family life. My late mother, Margaret Sharrard, also took great interest in the progress of Mark and Sally's sons and she would have been so sad to learn the news about Mark. Richard and I will continue to pray for God's peace for all the family.

    Added by Helen Hine - 02/04/2024


    I was stupefied and profoundly saddened to learn that Mark passed away unexpectedly after a short illness.. When I look back at my memories with Mark and his wife Sally during his stay with me in Paris in 2000, many lovely souvenirs come up to my eyes. I felt very honored that Mark and the renowned historical Sheffield metabolic medicine center asked me to welcome him for a 6 months clinical training in my ward. Mark was a «good man», simple, natural, unsophisticated, and easy to deal with. He was one of my favorite foreign visiting fellows, sharp, warm, open minded and flexible. A true metabolic physician. Among others, I remember how he accepted (although non specialist) to be chairman and translator at a nurses Paris Necker/London GOSH joined workshop on the clinical management of hypoglycaemia at the bed side in the frame of a seminar on congenital hyperinsulism. He was very successful in this difficult task. But above all, I remember Sally and Mark, at our home for dinner when Sally breast fed Pierre who was just born, still very small but already a beautiful boy sucking conscientiously. My wife and I (many times parents and grandparents) were delighted, moved, and touched seeing Mark’s pride and joy when looking at Sally and his 3rd son Pierre (not Peter! he said). Among our numerous visiting fellows, Mark does remain in our memory as a very devoted family man. Indeed, Sheffield metabolic center was right and lucky to have such a good man as a clinician referent! I will pray for him. Warm regards Pr Jean-Marie Saudubray MD Founding and past head of the reference metabolic center Department of paediatrics Hopital Necker Enfants malades Paris France

    Added by Jean-Marie Saudubray - 27/03/2024


    Dear Mark and family, As a family, we are extremely heartbroken to learn of Mark's unfortunate news. Although he will be sorely missed, his dedication to the children with the most complex medical needs will live on forever. He treated Elliott for five and a half years, the best five and a half years the metabolic team could have ever given us. All I know is that our Elliott would have greeted him warmly and cheerfully upon arriving at the golden gates. We are sending Mark's family our sincere gratitude and love for sacrificing so much to allow him to dedicate his life helping metabolic children. Love from the Grangers

    Added by Nicola Taylor - 17/03/2024


    How do I begin to describe what a loss we feel as Mark's closest work colleagues. I have worked with Mark for 14 years and have learnt so much. It was such a pleasure to work with someone who showed me so much respect and always listened to my concerns and opinions. He made me feel part of the team! Mark was also a friend and we had lots of fun times along the way, from conference nights out to random barn dances! Mark was also up for a chat or a gossip! I'll always remember his gentle manner and of course his coffee obsession! I'll miss you so much Dr Mark Sharrard! Rest in peace xxx

    Added by Lucy White - 15/03/2024