The spirit in me greets the spirit in you
Cheryl D. Brown passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the age of 55 years after waging a valiant battle with breast cancer since 2005.
Cheryl grew up in the small Ontario town of Clinton as a modest farm girl until she ventured “out west” in 1972. She settled in Calgary and completed her education at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology earning an honours diploma in Engineering Graphics in 1975. Cheryl touched the lives of many over the years in the Woodvale Community of Edmonton where she nurtured her children and shared many happy years with her former spouse Murray Brown from 1979 to 1998. In 1987, Cheryl as a chairman of First Millwoods United Church led the congregation to commence construction of the first new Edmonton United Church in fifteen years. In 1988, as a political activist for investors, she lobbied the Alberta government resulting in seventy million dollars in compensation to Principal Investor’s. 1989 saw Cheryl’s political lobbying efforts resulting in four Junior High Schools being prioritized for construction. The family moved to Calgary in 1994. Cheryl enjoyed a fulfilling career with ScotiaMcLeod, the Calgary Financial Industry, colleagues, and her very special clients from 1994 to the present. Cheryl’s priorities in life over the years were her family, her church and her friends at ScotiaMcLeod.
Cheryl will be missed by her dedicated and loving partner Julie Laboucane; her wonderful children who made her proud everyday, Kate Brown, Elizabeth (Jamie) Elliott, and Philip Brown all of Calgary; and Cheryl is proud to live on through her granddaughter Olivia whom she dearly loved and adored. She will also be missed by her amazing parents Keith and Phyllis Tyndall of Clinton, ON; vibrant brother Jeffrey Tyndall; her vivacious sisters, Wendy (Marvin) Merner of Clinton, ON, Karen (Vince) Mayne of Pickering, ON, and Susan Tyndall (John Mah) of Rockwood, ON; as well as her many ambitious nephews and niece.
A Celebration of Cheryl’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S “Park Memorial Chapel” (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., with viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial tributes be made directly to the Calgary Health Trust – Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca, Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 20199, Calgary, AB T2P 4L2, Telephone: (403) 228-9539, www.wings-of-hope.com or to McDougall United Church, 8516 Athabasca Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1S1, Telephone: (403) 252-1620. Cheryl felt she never said thank you enough to the people who surrounded her. The family is very grateful for the care that Cheryl received during the course of her illness from Dr. Hoffman and his wonderful staff, Chelsea, Amy, Cathy, and Dee; Dr. V. Sam, Dr. Krause, Nurse C. Lee and the many nurses at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
In living memory of Cheryl Brown, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences