1954 ~ MacKINNON ~ 2014

Posted: November 21st, 2014

Cheryl Ann MacKinnon of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at the age of 60 years. Cheryl leaves to cherish her memory one brother, Sandy MacKinnon (Janice), one sister, Val MacKinnon (Gord Stodolka), all of Medicine Hat; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Cheryl was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Gladys MacKinnon; and one great nephew, Alexander MacKinnon. Cheryl was born in Calgary in 1954 and, in 1955, moved with her parents, Alex and Gladys, and her brother, Sandy, into their family home on Elm Street in Medicine Hat. She lived in the same home until she graduated high school and moved out on her own. Cheryl worked at the Petit dress shop where she met many good friends, but the best friends of all were Gertie and her husband, Dave. In 1980, she assumed a position at the Medical Arts Centre where she worked for many years. Cheryl’s final employment before her illness was doing food demos at various grocery stores. This is where she met her very close friend, Joyce Wagner, who has been there for her through thick and thin. During Cheryl’s illness, her neighbors, Sandy Beierbach and her late husband, Alf, helped her immensely. Sandy even got the Christmas decorations up this year early enough for Cheryl to enjoy them. Cheryl fought a long battle for several different types of cancer and through everything she still had a sense of humor. Her quirky nephews, specifically Shawn and Trent, could get her laughing until her stomach hurt. Cheryl will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A very special thanks to Elaine Meier who helped her with medical needs for months. Also a big thank you to Dena and the women who spent so much time with Cheryl. We know she will be with you all in your hearts forever. Thank you to all of Cheryl’s caregivers at the hospital and at St. Joseph’s Home for taking such good care of her. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Cheryl\’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 – 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Cheryl MacKinnon. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, \”The Chapel in the Park\”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

3 Condolences for “1954 ~ MacKINNON ~ 2014”

  1. Toni-Ann and Dave Petersen says:

    To the MacKinnon family; so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. We were great friends in school! Our deepest sympathy!

  2. Tracy G says:

    Sending sympathies to Cheryl’s family and friends.

  3. Lorie Russell says:

    I’m so sorry to hear Cheryl passed away. Although we were not close friends we always took time to chat when we did see one another. May she rest in peace.

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