A special Easter egg hunt was held over the weekend to pay tribute to Sharon Kristjanson, a Lethbridge woman who passed away from cancer in 2016.
Her daughter, Mallory Kristjanson, says there were over 4,500 eggs hidden by students from Catholic Central High School for the kids to find. She also said it was an amazing way to honour her mom.
“t was probably one of the most fierce forms of cancer. It was very aggressive. We were under the impression we had two years, and then within a couple of months, it turned out to just be a year. And then we ended up losing her within six months of the diagnosis and after a very major surgery in Calgary. So my mom always loved Easter, and I just knew immediately that was the best way to be able to honour her. And every year, it not only keeps getting bigger, but it just keeps getting more beautiful in her memory. And we’re able to just share with friends and family and community members the love that she had for Easter and also the love she had for community as well.”
Kristjanson says this is the seventh year now for the Memorial Easter Egg Hunt event.