Sherry Lynn Marie

30.06.1957 ~ 20.12.2010

The family of Sherry Thorkelson is saddened to announce her sudden and tragic death as a result of a car accident near Yale, BC on Highway 1 while en route to Prince Rupert to spend Christmas with family and friends.

Sherry is survived by her much loved daughter Julie – the Light of her Life. She also leaves behind her parents, Edith and Lucien Gaudette (Prince Rupert BC); brother Darryl (Heather), nephews Travis and Douglas (Mission, BC); brother Rick (Nancy), and nephew Joshua (Maple Ridge, BC); sister Beverly (Flora), nephew Benjamin, niece Jillian (Tristan) and their son Jeremy, niece Kirstin (Josh) and their children Peter and Amy (all of Prince Rupert, BC), nephew and Godson Robert (Laura) and their son Nicholas (Houston, BC); sister Lisa (Gordie), niece Renee and her son Brodie (all of Courtenay, BC). Sherry is also survived by her dear sister-in-law Joy (Ken), nephews Cai and Wynn (Prince Rupert, BC) and by Julie’s dad, Derek (Pitt Meadows, BC). Also mourning her loss are numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins (especially her cousin Shelley) and many, many dear friends.

Sherry loved life, loved people and was always happy and upbeat. Sherry was a collector of friends. She always made time for her friends and, as a result, they all felt special. She was extremely thoughtful and kind to all. Above all else, Sherry was a loving and utterly devoted mother. Julie was the centre of her universe. We know she will continue her vigilant watch over Julie from heaven. Sherry will be deeply mourned by her family and friends and sorely missed forever.

Rest in peace, dear Sherry.

A Celebration of Sherry’s Life will take place on January 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall, 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may go to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

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