Sharon Cossarini (nee Kniert)

COSSARINI (nee Kniert):

On Thursday, May 31, 2012 our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Sharon Cossarini, passed away at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital at the age of 68 years. Sharon was born in Fernie on August 2, 1943 to parents Ken and Mary Kniert.

A lifetime resident of Fernie, Sharon grew up with a passion and appreciation for the outdoors. Mother Nature’s splendor was her playground; camping and fishing the local lakes and rivers with Peter at her side or picking huckleberries on the mountainous slopes – this was Sharon’s tranquility. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Grandchildren brought a renewed joy into Sharon’s life. She was a doting Granny who embraced any opportunity to spend time with the grandchildren who adored her. Sharon will be lovingly remembered for her kind and generous heart and will be deeply missed by those who loved her. Rest in Peace, Sharon.

Sharon will be sadly missed by her husband, Peter; her son, Trevor Cossarini (Julie McFadyen) and her daughter Michelle (Chris) Pumphrey; 6 grandchildren, Travis, Claire, Katie, Chloe and Natalie Cossarini and Ava Pumphrey; brothers, Lanny (Diane) Kniert, Raymond (Terry) Kniert and Kenny (Sandra) Kniert; sisters, Linda MacDonald and Bobbie (Foozie) Stephenson; her brothers-in-law, Gary MacDonald, Dave McIntyre and Jim Cossarini (Cheryl Kerby); her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The Memorial Service was held at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel” on Wednesday, June 6th with Jane Clarke of the Knox United Church officiating. Inurnment followed at the Rivercrest Cemetery in Sparwood.

Memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc., the Kidney Foundation of Canada or to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.


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