Goodbye, Sharon, and thank you
THAT Geraldine Herbert is the contributing editor of this motoring supplement is due in large part to Sharon Anderson, who died last Sunday at the tragically early age of 42.
While she was on the Sunday Independent, Sharon always chided me to make the motoring more interesting, relevant and female focused.
As soon as I could, I gave her space for her 'Me and My Car' column, during which she interviewed celebrities and ordinary folk alike about their vehicles.
Sharon had knowledge, passion and brilliant intelligence. But above all, she was great fun, with an acerbic wit.
Sharon knew about cars but wore her knowledge lightly. All that was picked up by Bill Cullen for his Renault dealership at Liffey Valley, where she made a great impact, before moving to Audi in their Ballsbridge showroom and then the influential Sheedy Motors in Naas.
Bless you, Sharon, and thank you, it was brilliant working with you. My greatest sympathies to your husband Keith and those two wonderful young boys, Charlie and Bobby, your mother Finola and brothers and sisters, Desi, Machaela, Daniel, Natalie and Joanne.