Sharon Thompson. August 12, 1943 – May 15, 2012. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, who died peacefully in her sleep while on vacation in Las Vegas. It was the ending that she would have wanted. All who knew her loved her, and all who loved her will miss her. She had a vibrant spirit never to be forgotten. Sharon was a loving gramma, fun-loving mother, caring sister, dedicated hairdresser, and a talented artist. She lived by her own rules and lived her life to the fullest. From her, we learned the depth and meaning of the phrase “micorazon contento” – “my heart is content”. She raised her girls to be strong, independent, and compassionate women.

When I am an old woman,

I shall wear purple with a red hat

that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves and satin candles, and say we’ve no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement

when I am tired and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

and run my stick along the

public railings and make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers

in the rain and pick the flowers in

other people’s gardens and

learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts

and grow more fat

and eat three pounds of sausages

at a go or only bread and

pickles for a week

and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes

But now we must have clothes

that keep us dry and pay our rent and not swear in the street

and set a good example for the children.

We must have friends to dinner

and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to

practice a little now?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

(by Jenny Joseph)

Sharon’s memory will be honored by her sisters Mavis (Bill), Betty (Bob),

and her brother Walter (Veronica), her daughters Cindy (Ralph), Wendy,

Cheryl, and Alix (Mike), along with grandsons Eric (Coni), Miles, Riley,

Shae, Kayden, and great grandson Greyson. She is now at peace with her

grandson Connor. We invite her friends and family for a celebration of her life which is being held on Sunday July 22nd, 2012 at the Eagles Hall (23461 Fern Crescent (132 Ave.), in Maple Ridge where she made her home. We will

gather there from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm to remember her.

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