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Date of Passing: Oct 19, 2020

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After what can only be described as a valiant, courageous, four year siege against cancer, Cheryl Elaine Walker quietly left this world and was promoted to glory on the October 19, 2020. Pursuant to God's promises, she was ushered into heaven to enjoy her eternal reward in the presence of her Saviour. We are beyond heartbroken at the passing of our beloved Cheryl. In her shadow remains a vacancy that nobody could ever perfectly fill. We are heartened by the fact Cheryl has inherited a new body, incorruptible, to raise her melodic voice in the praise of her Jesus.
Left to mourn her passing and carry forth her legacy of kindness, love and selflessness are her three rays of sunshine: Serena, Breandán, and Garrett. Also left to grieve her passing and treasure the many memories she left behind during 32 and one-half years of marriage is husband, Dale. Cheryl was dearly loved and will be terribly missed by her parents, Jake and Joyce, sister Valerie (Jay), her brother James, as well as a host of fine young nephews and her favourite niece!
Cheryl had many dear friends; some were from her youth: Jacquie Boschman and Sheryl Harris would travel great distances and meet for times of fellowship and fun. Cheryl had a way of winning the hearts and the allegiance of those she worked with, always unintentionally. Everyone was a friend (or at least a potential friend) with Cheryl; she treated them as friends and most were naturally drawn to her warmth, her kindness, her happiness and her heart. Thus her friendship circle has grown throughout her life. Cheryl's irresistible warmth created her beloved friendships with staff from her time at JA Cuddy School. Daphne, Barb, Cynthia and Tami: your kindness touched Cheryl's heart and she appreciated each of you so much for the time you spent with her. Friendships of note between these two eras are the ones with her friends Susan Enns and Naomi Sinkarsin. Volunteering at Springs Church was a matter of principle for Cheryl. She was passionate about serving others and regardless of the difficulties that confronted her, she eagerly anticipated helping in the creative department and working with kids.
To say that Cheryl had a sensitive heart, compassion and empathy for others is an understatement. There were so many times when Cheryl would become very emotional while trying to describe a calamity that befell someone else. Her empathy was not limited to people either; it extended to animals as well. Cheryl contended that animals are God's creatures and are entitled to kindness and love as a result.
Four years of fighting have resulted in a legion of people who are special to our family for one reason or another. The medical staff attending to Cheryl's health can be proud for setting the standard of excellence high. They provided professional delivery of care with a kindness, concern and dignity that is unmatched. The pastors at Springs Church who continually encouraged Cheryl, visited her in hospital and invested their time throughout the years are also greatly appreciated.
Although flowers are nice, feel free to make a donation to CancerCare or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Additionally, our family would like to encourage everyone who can to donate blood at Canadian Blood Services in Cheryl's memory. When Cheryl discovered she was diagnosed with cancer, her deepest sorrow and her first loss came from her inability to reach that coveted milestone of 100 donations. Everyone who knew Cheryl is encouraged to donate blood in Cheryl's memory and add to the 90 donations she already accrued.
A Celebration of Life will be by personal invitation for close family but the service will be streamed live online for anyone who wishes to attend virtually. See Cheryl Cornelsen Walker's or Serena Walker's Facebook pages for the link that will be available just before the start of the service. The service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

"...But the greatest of these is love."

Arrangements entrusted to:
Rock Fontaine Funeral Director
Honour - Respect - Dignity
(204) 223-2576 or toll free 1 (866) 499-2601

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 24, 2020

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Dear Dale, Uncle Stuart told me about the decease of your wife Sheryl. We are very sadness and Stuart and me offer to the family our condoleance. Rest in peace Cheryl. Dale you can contact me at - Posted by: Gerry Walker ( (Dale cousin) on: Jan 06, 2021

  • We are so sorry to hear our dear sister in the Lord has left us, but we know she is now walking the streets of Gold where there is no more suffering or pain. Cheryl had such a strong faith and courage and was always there for prayer requests. - Posted by: Loretta and Larry Becker (friend) on: Nov 22, 2020

  • We were saddened to hear of Cheryl’s passing, Dale, Serena, Breandan and Garrett. Cheryl had such a determination to weather this storm that crossed her path. Four years of faith and never giving up on this very long struggle was remarkable. She loved her animals, her birds, her garden raspberries, reading, and most of all her children who she was so proud of. Dale you tried so hard to cheer her by decorating the yard for holidays, to plant flowers, to build a deck just for her to enjoy, to make improvements on the house etc. You all came together as a family to be near and support and comfort her and I’m sure she really needed that and appreciated you all so much. Take the love and life she showed and taught you and live your lives with that foundation she brought to you. Our condolences to all of you. - Posted by: Rhoda and Jake Rempel (Neighbour’s) on: Nov 02, 2020

  • Belated but most sincere condolences to all members of Cheryl's wonderful family. The Taylor Family has not seen Cheryl since our visit at the home of Ed and Kathy Cornelson in 2004. However, through photographs on Facebook and other communications, we have followed and admired not only Cheryl's strength, courage, determination and perseverance to overcome her illness, but, also, the tremendous love, abiding faith, and constant support and encouragement of Cheryl's family and friends who helped strengthen and sustain her struggles over the years. The prayers, heartfelt thoughts and sincere sympathy of all four of us go out to all those who enjoyed the privilege of knowing Cheryl, truly a One-Of-A-Kind Lady. Bill, Jacqui, Josh and Tiffany. - Posted by: Jacqueline Taylor (nee Chalk) (Second Cousin) on: Oct 29, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to Dale, Serena, Breandan, and Garrett on your great loss - Cheryl's presence always lit up a room and she will be missed very much. Also my heartfelt sympathy to Uncle Jake, Aunt Joyce, James, Val and family. - Posted by: Lorraine Cornelsen (cousin) on: Oct 29, 2020

  • I was privileged to know Cheryl a little through her family. Her mother taught music in her home and sometimes I crossed paths with her. She was always kind, gracious and smiling. It was evident how much her family meant to her. My heart goes out to her family, praying for comfort. As you grieve this wonderful person, may you rejoice in knowing you will meet again in the glory of heaven. - Posted by: Cindy Schulz (Friend of the family ) on: Oct 28, 2020

  • Beautiful tribute to a stunning beautiful woman. My heart aches for you as a family & her precious children. Praying the hope of heaven anchors your hearts to the awe and wonder we have prepared for us. Earthly goodbyes are so utterly difficult. Praying the peace and comfort of our Saviour wraps you and keeps you close during this time. Praying warm memories soothe the ache and remind you of the rich legacy of love that has been passed on to you. Love never fails and continues on through you, forever and always. Hugs to you all. - Posted by: Angela Brandt (Church Staff ) on: Oct 28, 2020

  • Forever grateful we met all those years ago at Briercrest. Fond memories of traveling through many U.S. states together on a U.S. trip one year and more recently reunions in B.C. I’ll miss all the questions to posts on Facebook. 😁 I’m sure you’ve probably asked a lot of questions in heaven already. 😁 You were a true friend and will be missed, but we will meet again. Much love and prayers to your family. Sheryl Harris - Posted by: Sheryl Harris (Friend ) on: Oct 27, 2020

  • I am so sorry for your loss! There is great hope through our Lord and Saviour, yet the hole that is left by her passing is great and real. Sending love, hugs, strength, prayers. - Posted by: Bonnie (Friesen) Estella (Friend) on: Oct 26, 2020

  • Deepest condolences to the family. I grew up with Cheryl. I remember she used to love running far distances. Her heart was so radiant. She was a special jewel. - Posted by: Arlene and Nelson Klassen (Cousin) on: Oct 26, 2020

  • Love You Forever Sis! Your "Hey Bro!" James xox 😥 - Posted by: James Cornelsen (Brother) on: Oct 25, 2020

  • Extending our sincere sympathies to Dale and Serena and the boys during this most difficult time. We enjoyed being your neighbours in La Salle for many years and are very sorry to hear of your loss. Brian and Louise Elke - Posted by: Louise Elke (acquaintance) on: Oct 24, 2020

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