September 4, 1953 – Edmonton, AB
June 14, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Cheryl Ann Waite, beloved wife of Peter of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Southwood Hospice on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the age of 59 years.
Cheryl was born on September 4, 1953 to Ralph and Janet Clarke in Edmonton. Her brother Bruce arrived about a year later in December 1954. Her mother was widowed in July 1956 when Ralph died from injuries suffered in an industrial accident. Shortly after, the family moved to the Shaganappi area of Calgary where sister Nancy was born in October of 1956.
In 1960 Cheryl’s mother Janet married Lewis C. Stevenson, at which point Cheryl was adopted and her last name changed to Stevenson. Her brother Mark was born in October of 1962. Shortly after the family moved to Northwest Calgary, where new schools and opportunities presented themselves for Cheryl. A good student, Cheryl attended Alex Ferguson, Branton and Crescent Heights schools in Calgary.
After school, Cheryl was employed by the Alberta Government for many years and eventually accepted an early retirement package from Land Titles in 1993. At that time she became an expatriate with her Engineer husband-to-be Peter and moved to Borneo where they spent three interesting years living and traveling in Southeast Asia.
Upon returning to Calgary, Cheryl became involved in numerous charity organizations including Meals on Wheels, the Alzheimer Society, Children’s Fest, Calgary Marathon and any event that needed a helping hand. Her generous spirit and loving heart were freely extended to family and friends. In addition, Cheryl truly loved her horses and cats.
Besides her loving husband Peter, Cheryl is survived by her mother Janet; brothers Bruce (Jasmine, Patrick, Rachel) and Mark (Cheryl, Kristen, Connor); sister Nancy (Gordon); Smokey the Cat and many friends. Cheryl is gone but her memory will always live within those that loved her.
In lieu of a service, a private memorial will be held for friends and family at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Cheryl Waite, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences