It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Derek Sharp on December 5, 2019 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre, Blairmore, AB. He was 38 years of age.
Derek was born in Sparwood, BC on July 1, 1981 to loving parents, John and Dorothy Sharp. The Sharps moved their family to the Crowsnest Pass, AB in 1983 where they went on to create countless wonderful memories and lasting relationships. As Derek matured, his involvement and commitment to the community also grew. He was always ready to lend a hand, and was a proud member of the Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Department for many years.
Whenever he could, Derek spent his free time enjoying the outdoors. Camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking and gardening – he loved them all. Derek also liked to cook and was very good at it. Above all else, Derek cherished his family and friends and he was grateful for every moment he had with them. He was a devoted father, son, brother and friend who treasured the relationships in his life. Precious memories of Derek will remain in our hearts forever.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life are his parents, John and Dorothy Sharp of Blairmore, AB; his sons, Jordan, Ben and Seth; his sisters, Monica Sharp of Coleman, AB; Kelly Ainsworth of Lacombe, AB and Courtney Ainsworth Howell of Calgary, AB; as well as his extended family and many friends.
He was predeceased by his common-law spouse, Della-Rae Shupenia and his grandparents, Bill and Helma Sharp of Vulcan, AB and Boyd and Evelyn Chesney of Wildwood. AB.
The Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (13126 – 21 Ave., Blairmore, AB) with Pastor Al Robinson officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Jordan Sharp, Ben Sharp, Seth Sharp, Wade Gail, Dan Bailey, Elysa Anderson, Jonathan Yee, Deepy Sharma, Dan Miller, Andrew Bailey, Jenn Klapstein and Jason Runge. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by Angels Within Us – Pincher Creek Foundation (PO Box 911, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
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