August 28, 1938 – Calgary, AB
January 11, 2015 – Calgary, AB
Sharon LaRiviere beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on January 11, 2015 at the age of 76 years.
Sharon’s lifelong passion was figure skating: first as a young skater and later as a coach for 54 years. Figure skating took her around the world including coaching stints in China, Kuwait, Europe, Chicago, Sun Valley, The Winter Club, and The Glencoe Club in Calgary. She coached a number of national and internationally ranked skaters as well as positively influencing hundreds of other skaters via her long tenure at the Calalta figure skating club.
She was known for her words of wisdom (“Now are you going to be a tiger or do you want to tip toe through the tulips?”), life lessons, sense of humour and her outspoken and forthright ways.
Sharon is survived by daughters Jane and Stephanie (Scott); grandchildren Alice Jean (AJ) and Margot (Maggie); sister, Vicki Adams Willis; aunt, Jean (Chuck) Simpson and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Bill and Alice Adams and brother Ryan Adams.
Due to the amazing support and loving care that she received at the Southwood Hospice, Sharon was able to enjoy the last year of her life immensely.
Funeral Services will be held at The Glencoe Club, 636 29 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB on January 16th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations can be made to the Barbara Graham Trust Fund via Alberta Figure Skating Section 11759 Groat Road Edmonton, AB, T5M 3K6, Telephone: 1-866-294-0663, Website: http://www.skateabnwtnun.com.
In living memory of Sharon LaRiviere, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences