Lynne Moss Sharman, born April 4, 1947, died peacefully in Thunder Bay on March 14, 2014. She was 66. Lynne's legacy will live on in the many lives and communities she touched throughout her life. She was an activist, an artist, a survivor, and a community builder. Lynne was a person of great principle and profound empathy who was tireless in her fight for social justice. She was known for her intelligence, her wit, her spirituality, her creativity, and her compassion. Lynne is deeply missed by her daughter Zena (Ivan), her siblings Kit (Richard), Bill (Diane), and Wendy, and her nephews Paul, Jesse, Nic, and Alex. She also leaves behind many beloved friends. Lynne's family would especially like to acknowledge the love and support shown to her by Sue McLean and the Pearson family. Lynne's family is also grateful to her devoted team of care providers, including Dr. Heather McLean, Calvin Pelletier, Pirjo Smith, Claudia Malo, and many others. A celebration of Lynne's life and legacy will be held in Thunder Bay in early May."If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up--lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well."~Maya Angelou"
Published in The Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal on Mar. 22, 2014.