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Family and friends honour Sharon’s memory

Top: Reverend Camellia Flanagan leads the Edwards family out of Grafton’s Christchurch Cathedral on Saturday, at the conclusion of the memorial service for missing Grafton schoolteacher Sharon Edwards. Bottom: Family and friends gather outside Grafton’s Christchurch Cathedral at the conclusion of Saturdays memorial service for Sharon Edwards. Images: Lynne Mowbray.

It was standing room only at Grafton’s Christchurch Cathedral on Saturday afternoon, as family and friends gathered to remember and pay tribute to missing Grafton schoolteacher, Sharon Edwards.
The 55-year-old mother and grandmother, was reported missing on Tuesday, 17 March 2015, with the investigations into her disappearance upgraded from missing person to homicide, the following year.
Lawrence resident Rex Green who presented the eulogy, described Sharon as a loving mother and doting grandmother.
“Sharon was many things to many people,” said Mr Green.
“She made a difference in many people’s lives.”
Mr Green spoke of Sharon and her lifelong friend Christine, “who were as thick as thieves growing up; always laughing and up for anything”.
He spoke of Sharon’s many interests, which included coaching eisteddfods and how she would beam with happiness whenever she talked about her school.
But her greatest love was for her three sons Eli, Josh and Zac and she always told everyone how proud she was of her boys.
That same deep love was shared with her granddaughter Harlow, who Sharon would constantly tell ‘Ma loves you’.
Mr Green ended the eulogy by saying that Sharon will be forever in our hearts.
“You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.”