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CHERYL LYNN DUFFY
Date of Passing: May 23, 2023Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
CHERYL LYNN DUFFY
Cheryl Lynn Duffy, aged 65, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family on May 23, 2023.
She is survived by her husband Gerry of 43 years and her daughters, Alison (Andrew), Meghan (Callum) and Dani (Rob). She will be missed greatly by her beloved grandchildren whom she adored; Campbell (8), Annabell (5), Lily (5), Emilia (3), Maisie (1) and Charlotte (1). She also leaves to mourn her mother Beverley Braun, her siblings, Debbie, Jimmy, Terry and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father James Paul Braun.
Cheryl was an amazing woman who encompassed the true essence of love and family. Her most treasured moments were always spent with her family. Her daughters and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved playing piano, singing and just being silly with them. Cheryl loved to dance; her beautiful smile and love for dancing and performing was contagious. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and having the warmth of family and friends surround her. Cheryl’s wit and humour were unparalleled and evidenced by the numerous poems and "ditties” she wrote. Cheryl will also be missed by her many friends whom she loved dearly. She made friends wherever she went and cherished the connections that were made. Many of these friends were made at the Manitoba Dental Association. Cheryl didn't consider working there to be a job, but rather another one of her passions. The kindness and compassion shown by her work family will not be forgotten. Cheryl’s best friend Debbie May did not leave her side and helped her through some of the toughest moments.
Family, friendships, love and laughter were so important to Cheryl. Cheryl’s light and passion will continue to shine on. Heaven has truly gained an extraordinary Angel.
A service will be held to celebrate the wonderful, albeit much too short, life of Cheryl on June 1, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Manitoba Club (194 Broadway Ave.)
BRANCH & PYRE
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 27, 2023
Condolences & Memories (12 entries)
To the Duffy Family, I am heart broken to hear that Cheryl 💔 has left us to go to Heaven, my deepest condolences to you, love always Labell Lacroix and Jasmine Sutton. Gerry, I am so sorry. 😭 Rest in Peace Cheryl 🙏 - Posted by: Labell Lacroix (Church Friend St. James United Church ) on: Jun 02, 2023
Duffy family: I'm so sorry to learn of Cheryl's passing. My thoughts are with you all. Cheryl is an incredible example of how to be a friend to everyone and a genuinely wonderful human being. Sending you love and light. - Posted by: Morgan Johnson (friend) on: Jun 02, 2023
I will always remember Cheryl's sense of humor and the twinkle in her eye when she was making a dry witted joke. One of the best things about her was that she was always involved in whatever her creative and hilarious girls were cooking up. She was a warm, welcoming and incredibly kind woman, she always made me feel like there was a place for me in their home and family. She was truly a beautiful soul with so much to give to others, she will not be forgotten. All our love to the Duffy family. Kelsey, Mike, CeCe and Cooper - Posted by: Kelsey Calvert (Friend) on: Jun 01, 2023
Sending our deepest condolences to the Braun and Duffy families on the passing of Cheryl. - Posted by: Darren and Wendy Dusik (Braun family friend) on: May 31, 2023
Dear Cheryl It has been about a week since you left us for heaven. I am grateful for the time I spent with you on earth. I will always remember your birthday poems you crafted for everyone's birthday at the office. We all looked forward to reading it with laughter. You will be surely missed by all. As you are now serving the angels and God, whenever Brenda and I are sitting in our backyard and hear our wind chime make that sound of bells we will smile and know that you have given an angel their wings. Till we meet again my friend. Love Rafi - Posted by: Rafi Mohammed (Friend) on: May 31, 2023
Cheryl was a wonderful support for me during my time at the MDA. Her wit, friendly smile, positive attitude and always willing to help demeanor were a blessing to all that knew her. She will be greatly missed but always remembered fondly. My sincerest condolences to Jerry and family. Patti Ling - Posted by: Patricia Ling (Friend/co-worker) on: May 30, 2023
Cheryl was my neighbor and was incredibly open and inviting. She was very so kind to my children and had a wonderful sense of humor. She was loved greatly by her family, who's thoughts are with our household. "A heart that's broken, is a heart that's been loved." - Posted by: Corinne Zurak (Friend) on: May 27, 2023
Dear Gerry and dear family. I’m so sorry and devastated to hear of Cheryl’s leaving for heaven. I haven’t been in touch with her for 10 years but thought of her and you so many times. She crossed my heart yesterday and I thought that I should try to get in touch with her. My heart is deeply grieved by this news. We shared so many wonderful times together. Cheryl was the most loving, kind, and fun person I know. Hold each other tight and know my heart is with each of you. Sherry Funk (friend) - Posted by: Sherry Funk (Friend) on: May 27, 2023
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF CHERYL’S PASSING. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE. WHILE WE NEVER MET IN PERSON, CHERYL AND I MET THROUGH MY JOB AT THE COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY. SHE WAS SO VERY KIND AND HELPFUL. CHERYL WILL BE MISSED. CONDOLENCES TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. - Posted by: CATHY WATT (WORK) on: May 27, 2023
Gerry, Ali, Meghan, and Dani, Rene and I are very saddened to hear of Cheryl's passing and send our heartfelt condolences. I fondly remember Cheryl's bubbly personality that always shone through in her beautiful smile, sense of humour, and generous laugh. During family get-togethers when we were kids, it was always Cheryl who organized the cousins, whether it was sing-alongs while she played the piano, or getting us to perform plays for the aunts and uncles. Somehow Cheryl always had the role of Mary for our Christmas play, pulling rank as the oldest cousin! Cheryl's talent for finding humour in any situation and making others laugh was amazing. One time when we attended a dry wedding and we mistakenly drank the tomato juice that was to be used for the toast to the bride, Cheryl immediately opened up several coffee creamers to use as a replacement which left our table in fits of laughter. Heaven has indeed gained an angel...one that will be spreading joy and laughter to everyone! Hugs to you all, Donna and Rene - Posted by: Donna LaFleche (Cousin) on: May 27, 2023
Ron & I,Eileen, want to express our Sincere Condolences to Gerry, & family. Also to Cheryl’s Mom, Bev. Since Cheryl & family moved to live in the city, we have thought about Cheryl so many times. We had so much fun with Cheryl & Gerry ! We feel the pain of your loss. May she rest in peace.💔 - Posted by: Eileen Didora (Friend) on: May 27, 2023
Cheryl was such a creative life force behind Community Living Manitoba when I was there. She and her family were always willing to go the extra mile to make meetings and events special. Her, and Alli's, understanding and support while I was going through the loss of my mother was much appreciated. So sorry to hear of your loss and send my heartfelt condolences to you all at this time. Unfortunately, I will be away for her funeral but she will be in my thoughts and prayers. Kindly, Anne Kresta - Posted by: Anne Kresta (former colleague) on: May 27, 2023
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