Sharpe, Audrey (nee Richmond)

August 10, 1928 -
December 14, 2020

After living life well for 92 years, Audrey has passed away in the mountains of Invermere, BC with
her family around her. Though her husband of 67 years, Don Sharpe, predeceased her in 2019, Audrey will be remembered and sorely missed by those she left behind: her sister Doreen King, her son and daughter-in-law Peter and Lise, daughter Leslie, grandkids Thomas and Chelsea with her husband Tim, great grandson Kieren, and by all those who have enjoyed her company and benefited from her inspiration

Having been born in Calgary to an army family and marrying into an air force one, Audrey has travelled the world extensively and lived in France, Germany, and many places all over Canada. In her youth, she enjoyed swimming and getting into mischief with her sister. She was also a Girl Guide and continued with this organization well into her adult years as a leader and commissioner, organizing and enjoying many guide camps. She earned a Bachelor of Home Economics degree at UBC, then taught in Langley, BC and North Bay Ontario, sharing her love of cooking and sewing. Her retirement years were largely spent in Edmonton and Invermere enjoying family, friends, gardening, and reading.

It was not just her students and girl guides that she inspired. As a mom, she taught her children well to handle the various tasks of life, easing us into adulthood, cutting the apron strings as she went. Her faith and patience will always be appreciated. Her respect for our personal space paved the way to our becoming friends. We will miss you always, Mom.

An intimate family service was held on December 19 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Calgary. 

Audrey’s family would like to extend special thank-yous to the Invermere Hospital staff for their compassionate care and to all her friends and staff at Columbia Gardens Village where she happily spent her last years.

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