Raptor’s Rap

Crosbie Bourdeaux


The Tumbler Ridge Raptor’s have suffered a great lose and a very special supporter, Sharon Caisley.

Sharon was always at games, cheering for her grandson Brandon Davis and for all of his team mates. She graciously accepted the position on the Board of Directors as the Fund Raiser Manager and worked diligently to find sponsors for TRMHS.

Her hard work collected many sponsors for hockey. When Sharon found out she was fighting cancer, the Bantam team wanted her to know that she was not fighting alone. During their last home games, the team wore a BLUE (her favorite colour) strip on their arm to show her the team was by her side, they wore a blue skate lace to show one step at a time and blue tape on their sticks to send her power with every shot to fight this cancer.

Sharon was affectionately referred to as the “TEAM GRAMMA” even during her treatments she would show up to our game to cheer the Raptors on. Always positive with a smile on her face. If she was too tired to be out and about she was on the phone with sponsors and other Board members making sure that she was full filling her role as the fundraiser Manager.

Her presences at the hockey rink, her smile, her energy and her endless support to the team will be greatly missed. You fought your battle with cancer gracefully and with great dignity.

Our hockey sticks are being held high in a hockey salute to you, Sharon, in recognition and gratitude for all that you did for TRMHA and the players and parents that will greatly miss you.

I end this column with a quote from Sharon’s grandson “after how many years I’ve been playing hockey. I’ve always had my grandma in the stands to SUPPORT ME AND CHEER ME ON!! But cancer has taken her life. But she will always be watching me from above. Love you grandma,” Brandon.