Cashore, Sharon Elizabeth (née Cunliffe)
August 19, 1941 − September 28, 2018 We cherish the abundant love of our wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Sharon, who died Friday, September 28, at Crossroads Hospice. Sharon faced her cancer diagnosis with courage and strength. She was predeceased by her daughter Theresa Elizabeth, in 1963, and by her brother Stephen. She will live forever in the hearts of her loving husband John; children Cecelia (Dave), Harvey (Isabella), Benjamin (Donna), Judith (Michael); grandchildren David, Chris, Massey, Walter, Theresa, Jeremiah, Joseph, Jack, Maddy, Magnolia and Katie; Alisa, mother of Massey and Jeremiah; sister Patricia (Ron) and brothers Ben (Yvonne) and Derek; nieces, nephews and their families Kelly (Steven), Ryan, Adam, Robert, Nick, Ben Jr., John, Jana, Stephen; beloved cousins; the families of Linda and Charles Stewart and Janice and Vic Gladish; the families of John’s sisters Mildred and Jessie Ann; and treasured friends. Sharon was born in Vancouver to parents Agnes and Ben Cunliffe. She lived her life with passion, vigour, and an ever− present sense of humour. Sharon and John married in 1961. Together, they embarked upon a life of family, church, work, community, adventure, and social activism. She held an MEd in Counselling Psychology from UBC and was a dedicated and innovative teacher and counsellor. She played badminton, regularly bested John at tennis, and enjoyed reading, hiking, travel, entertaining, and howling at the moon. She created inspiring classroom environments, and delighted in sewing costumes, as well as decorating her home and cabin. Her grandchildren will cherish memories of fun− filled times together with their proud grandma on Cortes Island, BC, as well as her enthusiasm, generous spirit, joyous laughter, and apple pie.
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light."(Dylan Thomas)
"If we live, we live for the Lord. If we die, we die for the Lord, Therefore whether we live or die, We are the Lord’s."(Romans 14:8) A memorial service at St. Laurence Anglican Church, 825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam, will be conducted by Rev. Jan Bihl, minister of Como Lake United Church, on Saturday, November 3, at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made in memory of Sharon to the Learning Disabilities Association of BC, First United Church, or The Canadian Cancer Society.