Favell, Sherrie Edith

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. 




  1. Lavelle, Penny, Tom & Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. The world will be an empty place without Sherrie, she was one in a million and can never be replaced. It is a comfort to know that she will live on in our memories forever, wishing you peace and comfort, Robyn

  2. Many glasses were raised in tribute on Sherries day of passing. Her compassion for others was unbelievable! She came close to beating every kind of Cancer there is, and always, always with a smile. She was truly a strong wonderful lady! So proud to be one of many friends, and can only imagine what is going on UP there!!!

  3. Sherrie amazed me with her strength and determination. No matter what was going on in her life she always had a big hug at the ready. Her kindness and generosity were inspiring, and will always be remembered in my heart. Sending loving sympathy to her family and friends,

  4. Sorry to hear of Sherrie’s passing. She met her challenges in an undaunted fashion for such a long time. Most inspirational! I have sent a copy of the Obituary to Dr. Ken Upton who spoke highly of Sherrie. I know he will appreciate your comments. I only really know Tom, Cindy, and Chelsea, but my thoughts are with all of you at this time.

  5. Dear Lavalle and family. Sorry to read of Sherrie’s passing. I admired her courage and resilience….and what a positive battle she undertook against that terrible disease. She will be missed by many.

  6. Thank you so much for expressing your sympathy and kind words during this difficult time.
    Our family truly appreciates your love and support, this means a lot to us .

    Cindy Favell

  7. Our deepest sympathy to the Favell family,Sherrie will be truly missed by all who knew her.

  8. our condolence to family from romeo edwards and family

  9. Dear family of Sherrie,
    I knew Sherrie from her days at Jiggers and around Salmon Arm since those days, I did not know her well but she was memorable. I am very sad to her of her passing and her battle with cancer. She had a sparkling nature and gleam in her eye, she was so much fun but was also caring and compassionate about people too. Your obituary write up was spot on, she had an infectious personality. I will remember her. My most sincere condolences to you, her family. May she be pain free and rest easy knowing she was very much loved in her life.

  10. So very sad to hear of the passing of one hell of a person. She was a great light in so many lives. She will surly be greatly missed.

  11. At some of the hardest times in my life , you were there for me . With your quiet wisdom of a sister and friend. You showed us all what it was to fight the good fight. And laugh the good laugh . I will never forget you Sherrie. You were an inspiration to all that got to meet you. And my deepest heart felt condolences to your beautiful family and friends. Love ya always P.J. ♥️

  12. A gem to say the least. I’m blessed to have known Sherrie, and will miss her infectious smile. Rest in peace, beautiful soul

  13. My Heart is with All the Family, When You have the Celebration of Life I would like to come to it
    Love Judi

  14. I remember Sherrie well from our childhood days, growing up in the Skunk Hollow neighbourhood. I always appreciated her energy, her friendliness and that big laugh and smile. I also remember her being a little bit mischievous! I know that she will be missed. She was one of those people who added so much to our town through volunteering and being a friend to many.

  15. Sherrie had the biggest heart we have ever known.

  16. Hey Pen, Tom, Cindy and Lavalle. It’s so sad that we’ve lost Sher. It took a couple of weeks to sink in but I’ve shed quite a few tears knowing that all the good times we shared are in the past. We went through a lot of stuff together and although we had our differences I can honestly say we were always good friends and appreciated each other. I’ll miss her visits to the coast, our times going out on Pride week and always having an open door at her house to come home to Salmon Arm. I’ve recently reminisced about working together at Smitty’s and how grouchy she could get at us servers. Then about times heading down to the Pumphouse in Enderby with Tom and Jim Green and Spooney and getting into that accident. Even further back to going skiing at Silver Star in my Honda with a wineskin full of booze. Such fun times! Oh to be young again! The thing is, no matter what memory I come back to, it was always such a blast with Sherrie. I will truly miss her, and I admire how hard she fought in the last decade. I’m sending you all a lot of hugs and love. XOXOXOXO

  17. Am so saddened to just hear about Sherry’s passing. She was a great person with a fantastic sense of humour and an awesome cook. I never knew her super well, but I do remember her from when I used to live in Salmon Arm so many years ago. She will be very missed but never forgotten. She now has her rockin’ Angel Wings attached and is watching over all who she loved and considered friends and family!

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