May 7, 1988 – June 24, 2017
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved daughter, sister and tiny dancer on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
Sarah will be ridiculously missed by her loving parents Dave and Linnea, sister Rhiannon (Kris) and brother Chris. They are joined by Grandma Vicki Prince, Aunts and Uncles Chris (Giselle), Barb (Paul), Arlaine, Darwin (Betty), Ryan (Susan), Roxi (Carlos) and Sylvia. Sarah will be lovingly remembered by her huge extended family and the amazing circle of friends and co-workers she held close in her big heart.
Sarah grew up in Sherwood Park and was a proud graduate of the BARST program at the University of Alberta. She was building an amazing career in event management with Buksa, the International Triathlon Union, the Edmonton Oilers and most recently, the Alumni Association at the University of Alberta. It is a sad irony that our oh, so capable planner has to rely on us to organize her sendoff.
Sarah lived for activity and action, preferably outdoors. Her greatest joy was working with kids – coaching soccer with her sister, running day camps at Strathcona Wilderness Centre, camp counselling at Camp Horizon or shepherding the EnMax Energy Kids at Oilers home games. And many young NHL stars were tapped on the shoulder by Sarah to hang around after the game to receive their 3 Stars awards.
Music, dance, laughter and love defined Sarah. She shared it freely and passionately with all of us. She danced like no one was watching, sang like no one was listening and loved like she would never be hurt. Her laugh, her smile, her sense of mischievous playfulness was infectious. And she infected a lot of us. Costumes anyone?
We cannot make sense of this right now, maybe never. But we know that Sarah wants us to continue to aim high and keep dancing. To live proudly and with purpose and with love – ‘Armed with will and determination.. And grace too’.
A gathering for our Sarah will be held July 5, 2017 (6pm-9pm) at Blue Meadows (51123 Range Road 255, Spruce Grove, Alberta)
Donations in memory of Sarah can be made to:
Easter Seals – Camp Horizon
Box 540, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0