Remembered with affection.
Chantelle, Jean and Shirley (Dis Ben - Sutton in Ashfield)
Remembered with affection.
In loving memory of Sharon Geeson who sadly passed away on 12th October 2014.
Sharon was born on the 17th August 1959 to Robert and Joan Geeson, the first of two children. She was born in Annesley Woodhouse near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
Throughout her life, Sharon always strived for perfection. This was evident as early as her school years
when she received the honour of being a school prefect, something she was very proud of, keeping the pin badge on display in the study! She received high grades at school and went on to attend Nottingham University where she studied a degree in History (those of you who know her well, will remember her passion for World War 2 and her frequent trips to Jewish museums, concentration camps and anything German).
Sharon had an interesting career, from benefit fraud investigating to working for the Health & Safety Executive, where she made and retained many friends.
Outside of work, Sharon was well known in many fields, particularly her involvement in hockey, where she excelled as an outdoor field hockey umpire, obtaining international success. Hockey was a big part of Sharon's life, with Sharon meeting most of her friends either through umpiring, coaching or latterly as the Regional Disciplinary Officer and England Ladies over 45 Chair of selectors.
In addition to hockey, Sharon served as a magistrate at Nottingham Magistrates Court for many years.
Sharon very much enjoyed travelling and seeing the world. She visited destinations such as Las Vegas, China, Japan, Canada, USA, Bali and many european (especially Germany and Poland) countries to name just a few. She particularly enjoyed her trip to the Forbidden City and seeing the Terracotta Army during her trip to China and visiting Auschwitz in Poland.
Personally, Sharon was a kind, genuine and thoughtful person. Nothing was ever too much trouble to help a friend in need. Her sense of humour was second to none and her witty personality was incredibly infectious.
Sadly, in 2008 Sharon was diagnosed with a life limiting disease called Lymphangioleiomyomatosis or LAM for short, a progressive lung disease that effects 1 in a million people and only women. Despite this devastating news, Sharon maintained a positive outlook of life and in 2013 she was accepted onto the transplant list. On the 1st September 2014 Sharon was given the chance of a better life when she received a call from the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
Initially, things seemed to be going well, but on the 21st September she began to reject her new lungs and her health declined. Throughout her admission, Sharon retained a brave outlook and right up until the end she continued to put up a fight.
Sharon was and will always be loved and sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.