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SHERRIE S. BLASKO (SIGURDSON)
Born: May 24, 1947
Date of Passing: Nov 10, 2018Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
SHERRIE S. BLASKO (nee SIGURDSON) Sherrie Blasko, born May 24, 1947 in Winnipeg, MB at Victoria Hospital, passed away after a fierce battle with cancer on November 10, 2018. Wife to Don, mother to Jay (Natalia) and Chris, sister to Pat (Gerald) and Ralph (Faye), grandmother to Payton and Kallysta, aunt to Dean (Erin), Jeff (Lisa), Mike (Jenn), Amber and Thor (Tawny), and great-aunt to Ashley, Allison, Ilaina, Samarah and Mycah. Predeceased by her mother Doris Sigurdson (nee Spence), and her father Sigurdur Sigurdson. Mom married Don Blasko February 7, 1969. She lived most of her life in Winnipeg but lived in Leaf Rapids for a short time and also Czechoslovakia from 1979 to 1981. Mom worked for Air Canada for five years and the University of Manitoba for 25 years, where she enjoyed her career and made several life-long friends. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and friend. She loved her family dearly, enjoying family gatherings and especially loved her time with the children. Mom will be extremely missed by all. A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Vital Mustangs Football Club, 100 Frobisher Road. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Health Sciences Centre Cancer Care and St. Boniface Hospital Palliative Care Unit. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to CancerCare Manitoba. We love you Mom.
Publish Date: Nov 15, 2018
SHERRIE S. BLASKO (nee SIGURDSON) May 24, 1947 - November 10, 2018 Peacefully, with her husband at her side and with her family in her heart, at St. Boniface Hospital, Sherrie Blasko, aged 71 years of Winnipeg, MB, passed away. The details of the celebration of Sherrie's life and full obituary to follow.
Publish Date: Nov 14, 2018
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2018, Nov 15, 2018
Condolences & Memories (10 entries)
Don, I am truly sorry for your loss of your precious Sherrie. It's something that we both now share since I too lost my wife to the devil cancer a year ago. Your two boys I am sure have been great support to you. All that remains is to carry on in life and enjoy it to the fullest. Always best regards...... Alex Cupples - Posted by: Alex Cupples (Working colleague of Don at Wardrop) on: Oct 24, 2020
Very sad news indeed. My condolences. - Posted by: Patrick ingram (Cousin) on: Jan 03, 2020
This is so incredibly sad...I used to work with Sherrie and she was so absolutely wonderful to work with and to be around. A beautiful, kind, and funny spirit who will be so deeply missed by many. My condolences to her friends and family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Jen Chappellaz (Former co-worker and friend) on: Dec 13, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and family. Take care. - Posted by: Gerry and Carmel Langhan (Friend ) on: Nov 17, 2018
I will never, ever forget the fun winter in Destin....Sherrie and I walked every day, shopped, went to the movies, and enjoyed so many wine times. I have so much of her jewelry and think of her every single day I wear a piece. Rest in Peace, dear friend!! - Posted by: Irene DeClercq (Friend) on: Nov 17, 2018
Don and Family, our sincere condolences to you and the family. We wish you strength at this difficult time. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Anita Weiss and family - Posted by: Beverly Salmon (cousin) on: Nov 17, 2018
Sherrie and I worked together at the U of M (CED) for several years. What I remember most about Sherrie are her beautiful smile, joyous laughter and positive attitude. Sending sympathies and prayers to Don and family. - Posted by: Myra Banman Wynne (Former co-worker) on: Nov 15, 2018
Don; I was sorry to hear of your wife Sherrie's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Regards, Tom - Posted by: Tom Pearson (Co-worker of Don) on: Nov 15, 2018
The photo used to accompany the obituary so captured Sherrie's upbeat spirit. I worked with her for a number of years in the Faculty of Education, and it was that smile, one which radiated genuine warmth, that always greeted me. - Posted by: David Jenkinson (Co-worker & friend) on: Nov 15, 2018
Dear Don and family, Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies on the loss of Sherrie. I remember Sherrie as a former colleague and friend at The University of Manitoba, (then) Continuing Education Division. She was an elegant, beautiful, talented and warm person and I will never forget her. I wish you peace and strength during this very sad time. Rest in peace, Sherrie. Love, Helga - Posted by: Helga Dyck (colleague and friend) on: Nov 14, 2018
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