THOMSON SheriPosted: January 27th, 2015
It is with heavy hearts and unthinkable sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of SHERI THOMSON on January 20, 2015. Sheri was deeply cherished by her parents, Barbara and Barry McFadden, her children, Ashley and Justin Thomson, her brother Jon McFadden and lots of family and close friends. We are blessed to have shared a million beautiful moments, made vibrant by her joyful spirit, her kind heart, and her easy smile. She will be missed more than words can ever say. Sheri was born and raised in Lethbridge and was very involved in the community. She was a talented actress who performed with Lethbridge Musical Theatre, Playgoers, and at the U of L. As Program Director of the Conservatory of Performing Arts, she prepared many young students to compete in the Kiwanis Music and Speech Arts Festival, and also taught Public Speaking at LCC. Never one to shy away from a new challenge, Sheri changed careers in mid-life and joined the family business, eventually becoming General Manager of McFadden Honda as a respected businesswoman. Sheri worked hard and played harder. Whether it was dancing barefoot in the grass at summer folk festivals, walking with her dogs in the coulees (no matter what the weather,) tending her flower garden or traveling the world, she seized every moment with boundless energy, child-like curiosity, and pure joie de vivre. Sheri spent her final days in Cuba on a dive trip with close friends and passed away suddenly in her quarters of natural causes. A Celebration of Life will be held on February 5th at 1:00pm at the Evangelical Free Church, 4717 – 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Ian Lawson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders (www.msf.ca ).
Dear Mr. and Mrs. McFadden, Ashley, Justin and Jon
We are deeply saddened to hear of Sheri passing.
We were good friends with Sheri when we all lived in Calgary. Regrettably we lost touch when we moved to B.C. However we often talked about her and the many good times we had together.
Our deepest condolences to your family – a life lost far to early.
My condolences to Barry, Barb, Justin and Ashley. Very, very sad to see her gone so soon. She was an excellent business woman to work for and Sheri was so nice to me. She even showed me a ton of grace once when I needed it. She had lots of energy and we shared a love for travel or the next big adventure. My prayers are with the family
We wish to send our since condolences to the McFadden/Thomson families at the recent loss of their beloved Daughter/Mother/Sister. Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.
Eva Wilson, Kathleen Wilson-McNicol, Susan & Loren Enzie.
As is everyone, Bernie and I are shocked and deeply saddened at the news of Sheri’s passing. You and your family are not alone in your grief and the sheer numbers of condolences from family and friends will attest to that and as to the great sense of loss that we will all bear. Be proud she was yours!! and that you got to share her with the world. May you be somewhat comforted by the knowledge she is at peace and will see you again in heaven; for she is now in God’s care and keeping.
We share your grief and your sorrow and stand with you.
With love, Peg and Bernie
I feel so sorry for your deep loss. Sheri was a very special person in life. She gave me hope and courage to always advance and learn more in life. She was very kind and caring. She kept her head up even in difficult times. Never giving up or compromising her values. She welcomed me into her life and home to offer advise.
She will be deeply missed!!!!
Life’s journey is special and she made the most of it.
Life is a journey, not a destination!
Thinking of you all in this trying time
Our condolences to the family. I remember Sheri fondly teaching me Speech Arts at the college over twenty years ago and coaching me to perform in the Kiwanis Music and Speech Arts Festival. She was such a good teacher and always full of such life. She was a great lady and I enjoyed her enthusiasm.
Hugs to Ashley, Justin, Jon, Barry and Barbara and the rest of the family.
So strange that the brightest lights leave us so early.
Boundless spirit. Big loss.
Condolences from the Yukon.
I grew up with her daughter Ashley and we even competed against each other as children in Kiwanis music festivals. I will always remember Mrs. Thomson’s warm and genuine smile. Thoughts and prays going out to Ashley and Justin during this time of sudden loss.
Having grown up in Lethbridge with Sheri and her wonderful family we want to convey our condolences to her family, friends and community. My Mom and sister, Valerie are still living in Lethbridge and although I visit yearly, I still feel that the Lethbridge community is a big part of my history. Nothing can replace the loss of a loving and caring sister, mother, daughter and dear friend. We hope you know we admire Sheri’s work and life.
Like so many others, I’m sure, I’m still finding it hard accept. Sheri was an angel, sent down to teach us things.
I am shocked and saddened by Sheri’s passing. She was so full of life and always a joy to be around. She always had a big hug for me whenever we crossed paths. I will genuinely miss her.
Barbara, Barry, Jon, Ashley and Justin (whom I never met).
I am so sorry.
It has been a long time since I left Lethbridge, but I will always remember Sheri.
I still remember meeting Ashley for the first time on Queen Street in Toronto when Sheri was in town. Even though it had been so many years since I had seen her, I recognized her smile the second I saw her.
I am so sorry.
John, Brittany and Lenore Beyer along with Len and Sheila Perry are deeply saddened by the loss of Sheri. Remember the happy times spent as a family with a smile and celebrate a wonderful life although cut so short. The community will grieve with you and please allow them to help where they can with a walk, a talk, a short visit, a simple cup of tea.
John, Lenore, Brittany Beyer
Len and Sheila Perry
My sincere and deepest condolences for your loss . Sheri was a good friend and a terrific lady . I am very sorry . Aubrey George .
Barry, Barb, Jon, Ashley, and Justin I am so sorry and shocked to learn of Sheri’s passing. It has been quite a few years since I saw Sheri but I always remember her as an outgoing, fun and cheerful person. It always brings a smile to my face when I watch my families old home movies of Sheri and I when we were probably only 4 or 5 years old. I am deeply saddened for your lost and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I first met Sheri during her early LMT years, when she played the lead role in Pajama Game. She sparkled both on stage and off and was an outstanding role model for everyone in the cast. There is one more brilliant star in the sky tonight. My heartfelt sympathy to the McFaddens and Thomsons. So very sorry for your loss.
I am shocked and I can’t imagine what her family is going through, however I do know there is many great memories to reflect on which will help her family through this very challenging time. May thoughts are with you; Justin, Ashley, Jon, Barb and Barry!
Scotiabank – Western Dealer Finance Centre
Our deepest condolences to the family and everybody that was touched by Sheri in their lives.
She blessed this world,
She loved so much,
How many hearts,
Can one life touch.
Greatly saddened by the news of Sheri’s passing. A person so young at heart and so much a pleasure to know.
My wife Linda and I have very fond memories of Sheri, and the times we spent at various Honda dealer social occasions. I still have a picture of Sheri ,the President of Honda Canada and myself holding the Stanley Cup together… so very sad to think she is no longer with us.
Our sincere condolences to Sheri’s family.
Phil and Linda Bracegirdle