September 13th, 1947 – December 11th, 2015
Sharon Elizabeth Beristain passed away on December 11th, 2015 a St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC.
Sharon was predeceased by her father and mother, Arthur and Kaisa Zimmerman, Regina Saskatchewan. She is survived by her husband, Guillermo Beristain, son, Alex Beristain and Megan Barker, daughter: Elena and Dan Sunter and grandchildren: James, Clara and Sam Sunter.
Sharon worked as a registered nurse in Saskatchewan and Alberta; University Hospital of Alberta Hospital as infant ward head nurse.
Sharon’s recent passions were her rose garden, family/friends and her grandchildren. Her horse Trimmer and her beloved dogs Calypso and Hobbes made up a significant part of her life and wholesome character.
Sharon was a very honest and caring person and a true friend to many. She was the best mother and wife, loved her grandchildren and family. She touched the hearts of so many with her love and generosity. For ten years Sharon fought her illness with strength and courage, and was so grateful to her doctors and nurses that were supportive and professional throughout.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, December 17th, 2015 at 11:00am from Christ the King Roman Catholic Church with a celebration of life and reception to follow at Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Road. An interment of ashes will take place at 2:30 pm at Courtenay Civic Cemetery.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in her memory are welcomed for the BC Cancer Agency http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/donate