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Born: Dec 24, 1947

Date of Passing: Nov 05, 2020

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Cheryl Kruse (nee Kachkan), much loved mom of Dana Todd (Bart), Deanne Morgan (Brent) and Darci Karaibrahimovic (Meho), suddenly passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020.
Along with her daughters, Cheryl is survived by her three grandchildren, Spencer, Kade, Haci; her sister Pat Jopka (Darren); father-in-law Stanley Kruse; nieces, Shanna Bérard (Paul), Chelsey Walchuk (Casey), Kelli Gavaga (Jordan); many nephews, godchildren and her lifelong friends. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Steve and Olga Kachkan; and mother-in-law Leontine Kruse.
Cheryl was born on December 24, 1947 in Winnipeg. Her smile was grand, and her laughter was full in her best moments with her daughters, her grandchildren and family. There was not a moment that she wasn't either with them, talking to them, shopping for them or waiting for her next trip to see them.
Although recently retired, some of her fondest memories were with her work family at Coughlin Insurance, and the relationships and cherished friendships that she made through her years working there. Cheryl also enjoyed travelling, making memories and lasting friendships along the way.
Cheryl left her family too soon - but her laughter will stay with them forever.


A Celebration of Life for Cheryl will be set in 2021. In the meantime, please light a candle in her honour.
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 21, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Please accept my sincerest condolences. Getting to know Cheryl through my time working with her was a delight. She always made me laugh and she loved talking about her family. I considered her a close friend. Rest in peace, Cheryl. - Posted by: John Coughlin (Friend) on: Nov 25, 2020

  • Dear pat and your entire family So sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing She was a beautiful person Keep all your memories close to your heart - Posted by: Heather legrand - Nellie Dunlop’s daughter (Cousin ) on: Nov 24, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss Patti my deepest sympathy to all the family. - Posted by: Marcella Menard (Cousin ) on: Nov 23, 2020

  • Her family was her everything and her greatest gift was her infectious laugh, sense of humor and happy disposition. Our sincere sympathy to her family and friends who loved her. We will miss her. - Posted by: Karen and Herb Dietze (Friend) on: Nov 23, 2020

  • Dana, Deanne, Darci and your families... your mom was such a great lady. Always stopping to chat when I ran into her. Genuine in heart. We'll all take comfort in seeing your mom shine bright in all three of her ladies. My sincerest condolences to you all. - Posted by: Leanne Wrobel (Friend of the family ) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • Dana, Bart & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that so many others have you in their thoughts and are wishing you strength during this difficult time. Cherish all the wonderful memories that you had of your mom...they will last a lifetime. Take care. - Posted by: Cam Moskal (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • You girls know how proud your mom was of you each. She was always sharing her many pictures and videos you sent to her or she took herself. Her grandchildren made her light up whether it be a FaceTime chat or video she loved them dearly. I think every time Cheryl and I were out for brunch, browsing in a mall or even driving one of you would call. My, we did love shopping. Cheryl would say I’m not buying anything but most often she would. I teased her about her love of colourful apparel “not” I would say oh good black gray or white what a surprise. I miss her terribly but know she’s at peace. - Posted by: Robyn pajak (My dearest friend) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • When you sat beside me at my husband's funeral service, I did not know that so soon after your daughter's would lose their Mum also. No one can take the place of a Mum, but I will do my best to be a friend to them and support them as best I can. Rest in peace. Diane - Posted by: diane elizabeth caley (Step mum to her children) on: Nov 21, 2020

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