It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon Cheryl Cusworth (Chase).
Mom had a very short battle with cancer and slipped away to join her son on October 14, 2013. She was born in Kelowna, BC on Sept 15, 1947. She grew up there and moved to Clearwater in 1974.
Mom did not know anyone in Clearwater and what better way to meet people than to volunteer? She volunteered at the school to help in class and field trips; she was a Brownie and Pathfinder leader as well as a Beaver, Cub and Junior Forest Warden leader. She was a volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and was a member in good standing of the Clearwater Hospital Auxiliary, both from 1974 to her passing. That is 39 years! Mom also was a Lions Club member.
Mom was an amazing crafter, sewer, crocheter, knitter, baker, canner, and canasta player! You name it, she could do it.
Mom got married to the love of her life, Colin, in 2006 and moved to Kamloops that same year. She loved her family and friends so much and would do anything for any one of us. Her heart was as big as the great outdoors. She had a waspy personality but was an amazing person and may be gone but will never be forgotten.
Mom is predeceased by her loving son Jason, her father Ronald, and her brother Roger. She leaves behind to celebrate her life, her ever so caring husband Colin, her mother Margaret, sister Beverly, brother Kelly, sister Virginia along with her husband Tola, their daughters Heather (Jason and Tulia) and Chelsea (Rene), her daughter Tracy, along with husband Darren, granddaughter Kaila, great granddaughter and little light of her life, Jacen, grandsons Brodie, and Conor. She also leaves behind grandchildren Leath Anne, Tyler, Coltin and Marina. As well as other nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts and uncles (the Chase family is huge)! A special mention is needed for longtime friend and honorary daughter, Maurine and her kids Candace and Nicholas, and their families as well as recent honorary daughter Liz and her daughter Olivia.
Mom was a believer in volunteering and lending a helping hand and has asked that instead of flowers or a donation to charity, please lend a hand, help a stranger, your neighbor, volunteer for an organization. Pay it forward! She guarantees you will feel great about it!
A celebration of her life will be held at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St in Kamloops, BC on Oct 26, 2013 at 1 pm. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.ca