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Feb 22, 1959 - Dec 18, 2023
A gathering to remember Sherry will be held in the spring, with a date to be announced.
Sherry Lynn Hainsworth
1959 – 2023
It is with profound sorrow that we share the news of Sherry Hainsworth's passing on December 18th, 2023, at the age of 64.
Sherry Hainsworth, a woman of unwavering strength and boundless love, peacefully passed away after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Born Sherry Skaley on February 22, 1959, in Bassano, AB, Sherry was the cherished and only daughter to Harold and Darlene Skaley.
In 1979, Sherry’s life took a beautiful turn when she met the love of her life, Blayne, on a blind date. Five years later, in August 1984, they exchanged vows and embarked on a 38-year journey of marriage, settling in Sylvan Lake in 1987 and calling it home. Together, they welcomed two daughters into their lives, Alysha and Kendra.
For 44 years, Sherry poured her passion into her career as a travel agent, creating lasting connections with both clients and colleagues. Infusing her personal touch into each trip, she created cherished experiences that her clients loved her for. Beyond her professional success, Sherry's love for travel extended beyond her profession; it was a lifelong passion she instilled in her daughters.
While her professional life was marked by adventure, Sherry's greatest joy came from being a devoted mother and wife. Despite her demanding career, she never missed a moment in her children's lives, traveling far and wide to support them in their sports, dreams, and passions, creating treasured memories along the way. Sherry’s love extended to her artistic side, where she cultivated beauty and her talent for scrapbooking and card making, a gift she shared with all who were dear to her.
Her thoughtful, handmade cards became a symbol of her love and will be greatly missed by all. Sherry enjoyed long walks, coffee with good friends, and had a special place in her heart for holidays, with Christmas holding a particularly fond spot.
A woman of few words, Sherry's actions spoke volumes. Selfless and humble, she made sacrifices for the well-being of her family without seeking anything in return. Even in her final days, Sherry faced her battle with cancer with unwavering grace and strength. Her spirits remained gracious, her faith unyielding, and she always looked towards tomorrow.
The legacy of love and strength she leaves behind is a testament to a life well-lived and a heart well-loved.
She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Blayne Hainsworth, her children Alysha and Kendra Hainsworth, fur grandbaby Tina, mother Darlene Skaley, soul sister Jane Innes, Nephew Bruce McQuay along with his wife Carla McQuay, and a large circle of extended family, friends, and co-workers, too numerous to list.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sherry’s name to The Canadian Cancer Society to support ongoing research and assistance for those battling this relentless disease.
A gathering remembering Sherry will be held in the spring, with a date to be announced.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Blayne and family, I am so very sorry to read of Sherry’s passing. Such a lovely, lovely woman. I do hope your memories bring you some peace at this sad time.
Blayne and girls ,
My sincere condolences to you at this difficult time , may all those special memories bring you peace
Tracy Elliott (Sutherland):
My sincerest condolences on such a profound loss to your family. Sherry had the kindest and warmest heart. My memories of her will be cherished. Much love.
Valerie and Gary Dennis :
So sorry to hear about Sherry.
I've known Sherry for a long long time. She will always hold a special place in my heart.Our hearts go out to Blayne, Alysha, Kendra and the rest of the family.
David & Connie Russell:
Blayne and family, so sorry to hear Sherry’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John and Chris Hume:
Deepest Sympathy to Sherry’s family and friends. Sherry was our travel agent , we enjoyed her friendship, personal service and expertise. Blessing.
Rod Anderson, mom Bette and sister Carol:
Blayne so sorry to hear of Sherrys passing. She was a good friend helping
us with travel plans, she will be missed. You and the girls hold each other tight !
Sandra and Andy Hart:
Blayne and family.in our thoughts and prayers
Kathy and Pat Beernaert:
Very sorry to hear this sad news. You have had trying times lately and we wish you peace and comfort as you mourn her loss. What a beautiful tribute you have written for her obituary. Sending warm wishes to all your family.
Sherry was my friend for over 40 years. Some of my best years as a Travel Consultant were when her and I job shared. I knew my clients would be totally looked after because not only was she a skilled and competent agent but she also cared about her clients and their travel experience. Her courage and strength during her illness was remarkable. She was more concerned about others than herself. Rest in peace my friend...I will see you on the other side.
Lydia and Don Lanterman :
We were sorry to hear of Sherry’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Losing your mom is one of life’s hardest paths! Alysha we have been holding you and your family close in our thoughts lately! Take time to grieve losing your mom it takes time. Remember her, talk about her, miss her and love her. We are so sorry and send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Hugs
The Soderburg Family
Don & Connie Declercq:
So sorry to hear of the sad news Blayne.
Our deepest condolences to you, your girls and family.
Hope those dear to you are close to comfort each other in this difficult time.
Blayne so sorry to hear this. Condolences to you and the girls.
Words can hardly begin to express the sorrow I have for Blayne, daughters Alysha, Kendra, Sherry's mom, Darlene and other family members. I will cherish my last conversation with Sherry as we reminisced about our teenage years and our 20's. Our partying days, the "clean" trouble we got into, our broomball days, the trip to the California coast in the Winnebago and the trip to Barbados are some of the memories I will cherish forever. Sherry had such a beautiful soul that touched the lives who had the honour to know her. Go rest high on the mountain Sherry and take in all its beauty. Sincere sympathy.
Bob and Chris Declercq:
So sorry to hear of Sherrys passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry to learn of Sherry’s passing. Life just isn’t fair. Gone way too soon. My condolences and a big hug to you all.
Neil & Kim Walls:
Blayne, Alysha and Kendra
Kim and myself were both saddened on hearing of the passing of Sherry on Monday. I had the pleasure of working with her for over 40 years. She was very dedicated in what she did, and I know she was very proud of both of her daughters and their accomplishments. She was extremely talented with her expertise in her crafting and card making, and our office always enjoyed her Christmas goodies she always made. We have just finished off this year’s batch and as usual it was wonderful.
Kim and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time.
Dustin and Cathy Brodner:
Sherry was a great friend and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. Our sincerest condolences go to her family.
Blayne, my deepest sympathy to you and the girls. Sherry was treasured employee with Vista Travel for 32 years who brought many happy memories to myself and all the employees over the years. I know she will be sadly missed. Take care and stay strong
Blayne, so sorry to hear of Sherry’s passing. Pat and I are thinking of you and family at this sad time.
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