Catherine E. Sharpe of Grand Island succumbed to cancer at the age of 80 on Friday, July 3, 2015.
She was born 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. She was predeceased by her sister Margaret and her brother Dan.
Catherine was an avid watercolor artist who won many awards as a member of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society. She also enjoyed sailing, camping and gardening, and was a member of the Bridgeview Garden Club on Grand Island.
In 1983, Catherine was named 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 at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Whitehaven Cemetery, 3089 East River Road, Grand Island.
Arrangements by Kaiser Funeral Home.
Catherine E. Sharpe