Cashore, Sharon El­iz­a­beth (née Cun­liffe)

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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.

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