October 4, 1962 – March 27, 2020
at the age of 57 years
With profound sadness we share the passing of our beloved Sherrie, early Friday morning at Bastion Care Centre.
Sherrie is survived by her adored mother, Lavalle; sister Penny; brother Tom (Cindy); step-daughter Chelsea; and the joy of her life, precious granddaughter Olivia “Squish”; as well as by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a huge tribe of friends who were like family. Sherrie was predeceased by her father, Roy Favell in 2005.
Sherrie was born and raised in Salmon Arm. She grew up playing sports and developed a lifelong “joie de vivre”. Her laughter was infectious, her generosity of spirit without limit, and her friendship loyal, true, and cherished. Sherrie’s love of her community was demonstrated through the many fundraising activities in which she participated: raising money for The Children’s Charity, Variety; The Cancer Society Relay for Life; tending bar at the Summer Stomp, and the numerous fundraising auctions and benefits for those in need. She never passed up an opportunity to help, and with humour and gusto to turn every task into an adventure.
Sherrie loved people. She often said, “you can never have too many friends!” As a result, Sherrie was drawn to the hospitality industry where she could serve and assist others, exceling in making people smile and laugh whether flipping pancakes at Smitty’s, slinging beers at Jiggers, caring for her “peeps” at the care facility, or more recently making her famous and much in demand soups at Don Cherry’s.
Sherrie also loved the holidays, dressing up for St. Paddy’s and Halloween, decorating for Christmas, and insisting every year on cooking feasts big enough for an army. Her “appy” parties were legendary and she had an open-door policy at her house, delighting in having her family and friends dropping in to visit.
Sherrie fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. Her strength and determination inspired all who had the privilege of knowing her. She was supported in her journey by her loving family and a legion of friends who cared for her in too many ways to list.
Sherrie spent her final weeks in Bastion Care Centre being tended by a dedicated team of nurses and aides, who quickly fell under the spell of this remarkable woman. Shout out to Dr’s Upton and Jones for their expertise and compassion.
. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be postponed until we can throw a party that Sherrie would be proud of. At this time Sherrie would want us all to take care of each other and be kind to one another. And smile, knowing that she is once again cooking up a feast for friends in heaven and throwing the ball for all her 4-legged friends.