Sharon Ingle: 1959 – November 6, 2013

Sharon The Northumberland Hills Cycling Club has lost a friend who inspired us all. Sharon Ingle joined the NHCC this past Spring and brought with her a bouncy smile and an abundance of positive energy. While still recovering from brain surgery, she rode her bike, participated in charity rides, kayaked, swam, and mountain biked, then enrolled in a course to become a Can-Bike Instructor—her motto being, “Cancer can’t hit a moving target”.

On Wednesday November 6th, 2013 Sharon lost her courageous battle with breast cancer. Below is the obituary that appeared in the Toronto Star:

ba74c3de-ee30-485e-a18b-0d0752115ccdSHARON M. INGLE, B.A., LL.B 1959 – 2013 Sharon Ingle passed away peacefully after a very determined 5 year battle with cancer at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Sharon will be sadly missed by her husband of 22 years, Charles Thomas Ciupa, parents Ron and Gwen Ingle, in-laws Isabelle and Tom (deceased) Ciupa and sister Lynda (Ron) Warne. She will be deeply missed by her best friend Pauline Zahalan, dear friends Mary and Grant Dixon, mentor Jim Dixon, many other close friends and by Matisse, Harry and Emma. Sharon received an undergraduate degree from York University and then graduated as a lawyer from the University of Ottawa. She enjoyed a rewarding career as an accomplished and independent criminal lawyer. Sharon will be fondly remembered for her vibrance, boundless energy, intelligence and kindness. Her passion for cycling and her determination to never give up, were an inspiration to many. As an accomplished triathlete, she travelled the world in competitions. The family wishes to express its heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Credit Valley Hospital for their support and compassionate care. Family and friends are welcome to join in a celebration of Sharon’s life on Saturday, November 16th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Meadowvale Visitation Centre, 7732 Mavis Road, Brampton, Ontario. A service and memories of Sharon will begin at 2:00 p.m . In honour of Sharon’s cancer journey, you are invited to wear something pink to the celebration. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to one of: The Healing Cycle, Palliative Care Unit, Credit Valley Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society or Toronto Cat Rescue.

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  1. Sharon is still a great inspiration. I was honoured to have met, talked and riden with Sharon. If you didn’t know she was fighting a battle with cancer then you could never tell by her energy and enthusiasm for life. It is with much saddness that I will not be able to ride with her this coming winter.

  2. Deepest condolences to family and friends. It was so nice meeting and riding with Sharon this past year. Such a beautiful inspirational lady.

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