Sharon Arlene Christopherson of Blind Bay passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, March 3rd, 2008 with four of her brothers by her side.
Sharon was predeceased by her sister Kathy in 1964. Sharon will be dearly missed by her parents Martin (Mert) and Marget Christopherson of Blind Bay, her siblings Alton (Linda) of Magna Bay, Keith and Harley of Scotch Creek, Arlene (Ian) Loveland of Australia, Roy of Scotch Creek, Ross (Anna) of Chilliwack and many loved nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends, and sisters-in-law Elaine and Arienne.
Sharon was born in New Westminster, December 4, 1954. Kidney disease challenged Sharon for most of her life but true to character she strode on to enjoy the pleasures of live at every opportunity. In the early 90’s Sharon and Arlene set out from Melbourne, Australia to ride the Centennial Trail to Cooktown in far north Queensland. Sharon rose some 2,500 km to southern Queensland before injury forced her to retire from the ride. Sharon enjoyed her ride so much that when she came back to Canada she was one of the four founding members that established the Trans Canada Trail. Sharon loved her horses, passing on that love and knowledge to the many children in her life. To many of those children Sharon became one of their favourite “aunties.” Sharon taught horse riding and cart driving skills as well as participating in clubs such as the Sunnyside Saddle Club, Mission Carriage Club, Disabled Riding Association and the Back Country Horsemen.
As Sharon wished, a memorial service will be held outdoors this summer for this wonderful gal.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Sharon may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6. Donations may be sent to fund riding lessons for underprivileged children in care of Al Christopherson at Century 21, Scotch Creek, BC or you may give to the charity of your choice.