Sharon Rose Astle (Urbanowski)
March 22, 1963 – August 3, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon Rose Astle on August 3rd, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Sharon was predeceased by her father, Nickolas. She is survived by her loving husband Patrick; her sons Nicholas and Christopher; her granddaughter Adelaide; her mother Mary; her brothers Ernest, Dennis and Robert; along with many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Sharon was born on March 22, 1963 in Kitimat, BC. She lived her whole life in Kitimat, and graduated from M.E.S.S. in 1981. She began working for the District of Kitimat in October 1981. Working hard at Riverlodge, her diligence gained her great respect and further opportunities, which ultimately turned into the career she loved as Recreation Administration Coordinator, where she later split her work between Riverlodge and Tamitik.
Sharon met her husband Pat at a wedding in Kitimat, and they were married on April 2, 1983. Before long, children were on the way, with Nicholas being born in 1985 and Christopher in 1989. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and cherished family vacations, particularly if it meant heading somewhere hot and sunny. She loved to golf, and many treasured memories were made at Hirsch Creek Golf Club.
The family is grateful for the wonderful support from family, friends and the community, as well as her colleagues at the District of Kitimat. Thank you to Kitimat Pentecostal Assembly for their kindness. Thanks also go out to the nurses and staff at the Palliative Care Unit at Kitimat General Hospital along with Dr. Van Der Westhuyzen for their compassionate care.
A funeral was held on Friday, August 9th, 2013 at
the Kitimat Pentecostal Fellowship.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made in Sharon’s memory to the BC Cancer Foundation.