(Beauchamp) of Castlegar passed away peacefully Thursday, January 5th at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail after complications from recent cancer-related surgery she was 74.
She is survived by husband Wally, her closest friend
of 57 years; son Mitch, daughter-in-law Arlene, grand-daughter Reese, sister Kathy, and many other relatives and dear friends across Canada and the U.S.
Born and raised in Quebec, Sharon, Wally, and Mitch moved to BC in 1968 and found a home.
Always full of energy, and rarely leaving a chat without making people smile, Sharon loved to talk but somehow always made you feel listened to and deeply cared for.
Though holding a number of jobs over a long
working life Sharon’s favourite was assisting in the library at Stanley Humphries Senior Secondary where she gave and received much from generations of kids and the staff.
Retirement involved nearly two decades of unforgettable winters in Arizona with Wally and brought new friendships.
Sharon braved three separate bouts of cancer in recent years with her typical determination and inspirational grace and moves on having left much for us to be grateful for.
Many thanks to the kind medical professionals who made a real difference along this journey.
A funeral service was held at St Rita’s Catholic Church in Castlegar on Tuesday, January 10th please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society
in lieu of flowers.