Thursday, July 12, 2012

Goodbye and Never Forgotten

Dad Bill has just informed me that "Our dear Cheryl passed away at 11:20 am PST. It was a very peaceful passing as she just left us in her sleep." More later on celebrating the life of this truly wonderful woman. God bless you all ♥ - Melinda

87 comments:

Debby said...

My thoughts and love are with the family and numerous friends of Cheryl...a kind, funny, generous and insperational women....we only reconnected a few years ago on FB...I feel so lucky that I had her back in my life even if it was only for a short time....rest in peace Cheryl....you will be so dearly missed.
Love Debby in Australia

Katie said...

To Cheryl's Family & Friends: This must be such an incredibly hard time for you. I'm keeping you in my thoughts today.

To Cheryl: You fighter! I don't consider this you giving up, I consider this you being even stronger and letting go. Letting go of the pain and suffering.

Keep on shining, girl. You will NEVER be forgotten.

mary said...

My deepest sympathies for your loss. She may have left her body, but she will forever be in the hearts of all people whose lives she touched. May every breath bring you peace and love.

notanillusion said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss! Cheryl seems like a wonderful woman. I'm sure that she will continue to be a part of your lives, and that who she was will be with you always.
Much love,
Angie

Lesa said...

Praying that her life will continue to be used by God to inspire others to follow Him! Praying for the family through this difficult time of grieving...

l. e. yar said...

I'm so sorry to hear that she's gone. I wish all possible comfort and blessings for her family; she was a great lady, I'm sure none will forget her.

Lesa said...

Praying that the story of her life will continue to inspire others... Praying for the family during this difficult time.

Debbie said...

Sending condolences on the loss of such an incredible woman who continued to persevere and give through it all. *love bomb*

Susannah said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. From what I have read and seen of her her, Cheryl was a beautiful and vibrant soul with a passion for the arts and life. I know that everyone who was lucky enough to know her was surely better for it. Thoughts are with her family. Much love to you.

Mark Brewer said...

Blessings to all of you as you deal with the loss of this dear loved one. Love from Oklahoma. Mark

Anonymous said...

Love and wishes for sweet memories at this difficult time to all who loved Cheryl.

Mandy Coker said...

Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Cheryl. What an inspiration to us all.

Jonathan Ruth said...

Hopefully, you are in a much, much better place now Cheryl. It's a testament to your character and heart that you touched so many people. God bless those you loved and those who loved you that are now left behind, and may He give them peace, reconciliation, and wonderful times of remembering you. - Jonathan in Knoxville, TN

Jonathan Ruth said...

Hopefully, you are in a much, much better place now Cheryl. It's a testament to your character and heart that you touched so many people. God bless those you loved and those who loved you that are now left behind, and may He give them peace, reconciliation, and wonderful times of remembering you. - Jonathan in Knoxville, TN

Anonymous said...

Cheryl seemed like an absolutely amazing woman even to a complete stranger like me. It's so hard to maintain such a high level of positivity and light when battling an awful disease like cancer. I'm sure her grace and optimism has (and will) touch many lives. Wishing you and your family nothing but peace.

Love and hugs,
Jess

DonnaRey said...

Thinking about you all. I'll be praying for you

kaylajoy228 said...

wow I can't even imagine the hardship and grief that comes with losing such a beloved woman! may the Lord show Himself in a new way to the grieving friends and family! all the peace and comfort in the world be with you!

Emily Hornburg said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Cheryl seemed like an AMAZING person.

OhMyHeart said...

To friends & family of Cheryl: I know you all loved her and this is very hard. Sending peaceful vibes your way. Love, Emma

Meagen said...

She has been such a blessing to so many people. We all celebrate her life as we remember her.

Meagen said...

Cheryl was such a wonderful woman and contributed so much to this world and to others' lives. As we remember her, we can celebrate her life.

wewon31 said...

My sympathies to all who knew and loved Cheryl. From reading her blog she sounds like an awesome person. My thoughts and prayers to all during this difficult time.

Caroline said...

I never knew Cheryl but from what I understand she was a great person. I will pray for her family and friends, that you may mourn her and always remember happy memories with her.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. Lots of love to everyone. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Praying fervently for your family.

Jessica said...

Thinking of you and your family in this difficult time, and grateful that you had the opportunity to know such a wonderful person. Love to you all.

Anonymous said...

Sending lots of love and prayers your way.

Anna said...

I am so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful, loving, and wonderful woman who I sadly only came to learn about today. My thoughts are with you all and I am sending you a huge amount of love as you face the days, weeks, months, years ahead.

mama3davis said...

I am so sorry for your loss. God has another blessing with Him now.

Just Kerry said...

So much love and light to you and your family... May you find comfort... and only sweet memories....

Anonymous said...

I pray that God will comfort and bless your family at this time and send angels to give you peace. I believe Cheryl is now in perfect peace and joy. Her story and strength is very inspiring and I thank you for sharing with us. God bless.

cheri said...

To Cheryl's friends and family,

May God be so near to you in your grief.

May He comfort you.

I am so sorry that you lost your dear Cheryl.

Sincerely,
Cheri

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family. :)

Anonymous said...

Cheryl was an amazing woman, and the community was blessed to have her in it. Praying for her family and friends as they mourn her leaving.

Katie said...

Sending so much love and comfort to Cheryl's family and loved ones. Know that there is one more star in the sky watching you every night.

neverceasestoamusemyself said...

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who's life has been enhanced by knowing this wonderful woman.

Lindsey Davis said...

Incredibly sorry about all the pain and hurt you're feeling. I have no idea what it means to lose someone so wonderful.

Kylie said...

Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Lori Luza said...

Dear family of Cheryl,

You are in my thoughts and in my heart. You'll find a way to be strong when another one needs you. You'll allow yourself to be weak when you have a shoulder to cry on. Let your body, your mind, and your heart feel...so that you can heal.

(((hugs))),
Lori

Anonymous said...

Sending my love to all the family and friends of Cheryl...

Anonymous said...

Cheryl, I'm certain, will continue to live on through the many lives of family and friends she touched throughout her own life. I wanted to send my thoughts and love to your family--I've lost too many loved ones to cancer and know that this is probably a time of great sadness, but also relief that Cheryl can now be at peace. I hope, too, that soon your family finds peace in the wonderful memories of Cheryl and her mark she left on this world. Much love and beautiful thoughts sent your way-- Darby

Anonymous said...

I will always remember you and your shining positivity Cheryl! You touched my life and for that, I am grateful. Until we meet again....
Cailin xo

The VIKING!!! said...

Her memory remains for freinds and family to seek warmth and refugee.

Anonymous said...

Warm wishes to Cheryl's family and friends at this difficult time

Anonymous said...

Sending lots of thoughts and strength your way! I hope Cheryl's friends and family find comfort in positive memories.

Lon Fiala said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you mourn and celebrate Cheryl's life. Her spirit is reflected so strongly in her writing.

Sandra said...

I wanted to share this letter that was read at a recent memorial I attended. I am hoping it will bring Cheryl's family comfort:

"To all those that I love and who love me,

I am so grateful fo the love and friendship that you have extended to me throughout my life. Now I am going on my next adventure where you cannot follow me. For a short time you will experience the loss of my physical form and you may be sad, but your faith will bring you comfort and solace.

Life goes on, and contrary to appearance I am not far. If you need me, call me and I'll be with you. Even through you might not see me or touch me, I'll be here. If you listen to your heart you will know the sweetness of my love for you.

When it will be your time to go, I'll be there to welcome you. Until then, know that I am always present in your hear and you in mine."

Melissa B. said...

*hugs* Cheryl was a wonderful person and I will be praying for you all that you would heal from the hole I am sure her passing leaves in your hearts.

Anonymous said...

Much love to you guys.
Praying for peace xx

hope548 said...

So very sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful person. Wishing you all strength, comfort, and peace.

hope548 said...

So very sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful person. Wishing her family and friends strength, peace, and comfort.

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathies to all the family and friends of Cheryl. I hope they find comfort with each other and in the memories they shared with her. She is in a peaceful place now, hopefully that can provide some solace. Sending love and light.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Cheryl and her love ones at this very sad time.
May your memories of Cheryl sustain you and give you some comfort.

Anonymous said...

In some way or another, individuals in Cheryl's family made her passing easier on her, altho doing so was probably hard on them. But you blessed her, and that's worth something. Now -- bless you!

Michele said...

Dear Cheryl's family,
I heard she was an amazing woman. Truly, she cannot be forgotten, as people are telling others (such as myself) who have never met her what a blessing she was, and is. She has finally found peace.

Anonymous said...

To Cheryl's family and friends, You are in my thoughts & prayers as you grieve Cheryl's passing. It is my hope that your tears and grief will eventually turn to smiles and laughter as you remember the joy she brought to your lives.

Anonymous said...

To the amazing family of Cheryl and all of her wonderful friends. Though I never met we it is apparent that Cheryl was an amazing woman. My prayers are for peace at comfort for all of you at this time. Rejoice that she is free from all of the pains of this life and know that there are so many people out there praying for you.

jenny miller said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cheryl's family and friends. What a blessing for her to have such wonderful support. May her bright spirit live on through each of you.

Anonymous said...

Sending all of the love & light in the Universe that Cheryl's friends & family find peace on this journey, continuing to carry the light that Cheryl brought to this world. Thank you for sharing the light that is Cheryl, it has touched corners of the world you may never know possible.

Nik said...

My heart goes out to your family. Cheryl is with my grandpa now who just passed a few days ago, I'm sure they've already become friends and are smiling down on all of us :)

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to Cheryl's family. May her positive energy and spirit live through all of you.

vivianjane said...

Dear loved ones of Cheryl....I am so sorry for your sadness. At this very second know that I am thinking about only you and are praying for the Spirit to begin to lift your sadness.
Jane

kate said...

I am sorry for your loss. I did not know Cheryl, but from her blog, she seems she was a remarkable women. Love for family and friends.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you at this challenging time.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for all of you who knew and loved Cheryl today. May she rest in peace, and may her loved ones be carried through this difficult time. It sounds like she was a very bright light and touched many lives.

Much love,
Heidi

poodlekrazee said...

How blessed you have been to have a person such as Cheryl in your lives. She showed you the way to handle tragedy and strife through her grace and happiness.Rest assured that you will be reunited with her someday.
My love and prayers are with you all at this time.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful woman. My thoughts are with your family and friends. Her soul is in peace now.

Anonymous said...

Hey there, just wanted to send some love and support your way. Stay strong.

Lola said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of this amazing woman. Stay strong.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the loss. Stay strong!

Irim said...

Thoughts, prayers and love for Cheryl and all those who love her and whose lives she touched and blessed. My deepest sympathies to you all. xx

Genevieve Thul said...

Cheryl, what a vibrant, fabulous way of telling a story and living a life you had! Your vim and vigor will be sorely missed on the web (and I'm sure even more in person by your "IRL" friends and family). From an online "lurker" and cancer friend from the blogging cancer community.
Genevieve Thul
4 years of aggressive thyroid cancer
remission as of 2/2/2012
http://turquoisegates.com

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for your loss of Cheryl. May memories sustain you through the harder times and healing thoughts and prayers help you as you try to adjust to a life without her.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Cheryl's passing. May you and your family remember her well. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to you and your family.

Megan

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can tell she was a wonderful lady. Always keep her alive in your memories. I'll be praying for you.

frangepanni said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Cheryl has passed. The world has lost another wonderful glimmer of light, but I'm thankful that her spirit will no doubt live on in her family and friends that I know she made an impact on from all the love and joy she spread in her lifetime.

RIP Cheryl

Anonymous said...

We met Cheryl on a chance trip to Hawaii one January and immediately connected. We were fortunate to meet with Cheryl on numerous occasions in Hawaii, Vancouver and Shawnigan Lake. Cheryl was an honest, loving, giving, intelligent, fun and inspirational lady. We are so lucky to have shared so many wonderful experiences with her. Gone but never forgotten! Our condolences go out to her family.
Doug & Marilyn Grant

Anonymous said...

What an amazing classy and courageous lady Cheryl was - Inspirational is an understatement...

My thoughts are with you her family at this unimaginably difficult time.

Love and light to you.

Trashstar

Anonymous said...

This is such a sad time, but also a time to share your memories of sweet Cheryl. Thinking of you all!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss, and am praying for comfort for your family and friends.
May the light of her spirit and the love for her in your hearts be with you forever.

PK said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve Cheryl's loss. I read back a few post and saw a picture of Cheryl with big smile on her face (the one where she is holding a drink) and thought, "She looks like a friendly, sweet, wonderful person". In the few posts I've read, I can see she had a positive attitude and must have been a joy to spend time around. May you have many happy memories.

Anonymous said...

Just from looking at Cheryl's picture I can tell she loved life and gave it all she had. I'm so sorry for your loss of a beautiful person. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Angie xxx

Anonymous said...

Cheryl was an amazing person.
She was always smiling and made us laugh when we needed it the most.
Our loss is heaven's gain.

Anonymous said...

Praying that memories of Cheryl will sustain your family and bring inspiration to your life. Lots of love and admiration for an amazing woman! Continue to be strong

alyssa said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Cheryl was incredibly strong and positive throughout her time here, and now she's in a better place where she can continue on that way, but this time without any pain.

Genevra said...

Sending all of Cheryl's family and friends love and peace. May her spirit stay with you always and lift your heart forever.

Nicole said...

May Cheryl rest in peace as she continues to be an inspiration to her arts community as well as to those who are battling cancer. I wish your family the very best in celebrating her life and sharing in the positive memories that she had with you all.