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Sharon Anne Renner (Knox)


Sharon Anne Renner (Knox)
Peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by her family after a brief period of cancer on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 of Sharon Anne Renner (Knox) of Charlottetown, aged 73 years. Beloved mother of Jackie Hamm (Larry), Terri Anderson (David), Chris Knox (Jodi) and their father William Kenneth Knox. Loving grandmother of Tyler Hamm and Ashley Hamm Doiron (Dave). Survived by her sister Barbara McCurdy, sister in law Laurenda Reeves, brother in law Barry Ridgewell and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Bruce Renner, sister Marda Ridgewell and brother in law Allen McCurdy.Sharon was born in Halifax, NS and moved to PEI in the early ‘70s with her husband and three children. Over her lifetime, she was an avid curler, golfer, lawn bowler, bridge player and was a longtime volunteer with many sporting organizations. She was recently inducted into the Canadian and PEI Curling Hall of Fame as a “Builder.” Sharon served as National President of the Canadian Senior Games Association; Founding President of the PEI 55+ Games Society; National President of Canadian Ladies Curling Association, hosting a Scott Tournament of Hearts in 1984; President of the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club; President of the PEI Curling Association; and Secretary for Sport PEI. She was also a certified Level 2 Coach with the Canadian Curling Association and earned the National Curling Official Level 3 status. She organized and coached both junior lawn bowling and junior curling programs. She had been awarded the PEI Sports Administrator of the Year Award and was also a Sport PEI President’s Award recipient.
Sharon held a number of positions during her working life. She was manager of the Video Centre; a travel counselor with Dept. Of Tourism; and a Field Liaison Officer with Elections Canada, as well as a Federal Returning Officer for 12 years. A personal highlight during this time was when she traveled to Indonesia for 2 months as an election supervisor in 1999. She made many lasting friendships through her professional and volunteer work, and most recently as a facilitator with a women’s support group. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home from where the memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 10:30 am. Visiting hours on Friday from 6-9 pm. Memorials may be made to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Service Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Service Time
10:30 am
Service Location
Belvedere Funeral Home Chapel

Apr 25, 2014
Visitation Time
6-9 pm
Visitation Location
Belvedere Funeral Home

Requested Charity
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society