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SHARPE, Catherine E.

SHARPE - Catherine E. Of Grand Island, succumbed to cancer at the age of 80 on Friday, July 3, 2015. She was born on March 20, 1935 in Cambridge, Ontario to the late Violet and Dan Crombie, and is survived by husband, Hubert, sons Wayne and Brian, daughter in-law Cindy, and two grandchildren, Michael and Matthew; predeceased by sister Margaret and brother Dan. Catherine was an avid water color artist who won many awards as a member of the Niagara Frontier Water Color Society. She also enjoyed sailing, camping, and gardening, where she was a member of the Bridgeview Garden Club on Grand Island. In 1983, Catherine was Grand Island Citizen of the Year for community service work through the local Red Cross chapter. In addition, she operated a cross country ski shop in River Oaks and Beaver Island for several years. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Catherine are encouraged to make a donation to the American Cancer Society. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 8 at 1:00 PM at Whitehaven Cemetery, 3089 East River Rd., Grand Island.

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