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In Memory – Sharon Rinsho Ive

Sharon Rinshō Ive died suddenly and unexpectedly on 24 March 2021 in Gravesend, Kent. Sharon had practised Zen for many years, beginning in Kanzeon Sangha, with Genpo Merzel Roshi, who gave her jukai and whose US centre  she visited a number of times.  Sharon participated in sesshin led by Tenshin Fletcher Roshi and Kaizen Scott Roshi in the UK and at Yokoji Zen Mountain Centre. She also attended  StoneWater Zen Sangha classes in both Liverpool and London. Until very recently Sharon was joining online zazen classes with with Genpo Roshi’s former students,  Manu Bazzano and Sarita Doveton, in north London. Sarita and Shinrō Doubleday Sensei represented her Zen friends at her funeral. Sharon had a vivacious personality and led a full and interesting life, which included working at different times as a model and beauty therapist – and as on-tour support with the rock band, The Darkness! She will be sadly missed.