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Sherrie Mae Matthewson nee Gaehring

Posted By obits On July 15, 2011 @ 8:24 am In Obituaries | 23 Comments

In Memorial

Sherrie Mae Matthewson nee Gaehring born May 31st 1934 passed away at home July 14th, 2011. Sherrie was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in Retlaw, AB, later moving to Edmonton, AB where she worked as a stewardess for Pacific Western Airlines for a number of years. She ended her working days as a teller at the Royal Bank in Maple Ridge. Sherrie devoted her retirement years to her Grandchildren.

Sherrie is survived by her husband John and daughters, Shawn Matthewson- Schober of Maple Ridge, Sheirra Matthewson-Davies of Norwich, UK and Kyla (Peter) Matthewson Sellers of Fairview, AB.

Sherrie was a loving mother to her three daughters and an especially loving Grandma to Liam of Maple Ridge, Caelen of Norwich, UK, Brading of Norwich, UK and Rorey of Fairview, AB.

She is survived by her brother Dale (Carol) Gaehring of Fort Saskatchewan, AB and sister in law Judy of Breton, AB. She was predeceased by her angel grandson Aron, son in law Siegfried and her brother Larry Gaehring of Breton, AB. Survived by special nephews Dennis and Darrell of Calgary, AB, Lonny of Sherwood Park, AB and Jamie of Breton, AB and nieces Laurel of Sherwood Park, AB and Leslie of Winfield, AB and their families.

No service by request. Cremation and arrangements conducted by Garden Hill, Maple Ridge.

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Condolence from Dale & Carol Gaehring on July 16th, 2011 3:01 am

Thinking of you with sympathy and understanding that words can only try to express. Memories of Sherrie will live in your hearts forever. Her family was everything to her, and she was everything to her family and will be missed so much. We are grateful to have had her as a relative and friend for her lifetime.

Condolence from Gail Gorman on July 17th, 2011 5:54 am

So Sorry John and family:I know what you are going through.I lost my husband in late January and I still feel the pain.May God be will you and your family during this time of loss.I knew Sherrie and liked her alot.I remember when she was in Edmonton living with Carol and Dale and was a stewardess.

Condolence from Eleanore & Bill Glembus(Andy’s sister) on July 17th, 2011 2:23 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sympathy.

Condolence from Dennis Gaehring on July 18th, 2011 7:17 am

To the Matthewson Family, thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Sherrie was a very special, caring person who I am so lucky to have known. She will be fondly remembered for her kindness and generousity forever. Love, Dennis, Jennifer, Ryan, Megan and Rachel.

Condolence from Dale & Jean (Matthewson) Carberry on July 18th, 2011 7:43 am

Our sincere condolances to you John, Shawn, Sheirra & Kyla – what a great loss. Sherrie was very much the heart of your family. She was the ‘best mom’ & then when she became a grandma she was the ‘best ever grandma’. We will join with you in keeping our memories of Sherrie with us forever. We have a picture of Sherrie at our wedding in 1962 (when she was pregnant with Shawn) running down the sidewalk to get closer to the car loading the wedding party.

Condolances also from the Carberry neice & nephews & their families.
Denis & Leanne (Carberry) Tremblay & Daniel
Bob Carberry & Jen Al & the Lawson girls, Alexandra, Miranda & Kobi
Richard & Kristine Carberry & Owen & Liam

Condolence from Phillip and Laurel Nay on July 18th, 2011 11:29 am

Thinking of all of you at this time. We were very thankful to have been a part of Auntie Sherrie’s life and be a part of her family. We too truly feel a great loss. She was a positive and genuine person who thought always of her family. She will be greatly missed.
Sending lots of love,
Laurel, Phil, Tara and Ben

Condolence from Darrell Gaehring on July 18th, 2011 8:46 pm

To the Matthewson Family, thinking of you. Aunt Sherrie was a warm, kind, caring person, I remember her looking after me when I was young, her visits to Edmonton and my trips out to B.C. where she and the whole family opened up their home to me and I was grateful to spend time there. She will be missed.

Condolence from Dale & Carol Gaehring on July 20th, 2011 4:35 am

John and family,

Our sincere sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Sherrie. We will always remember the good time we had in Salmon Arm B.C. when you and Sherrie, Dale and Carol and John and I rented cabins and we visited Willa.

Carol and John Appleton

Condolence from Marg & Ken Steen on July 20th, 2011 6:50 am

HI John and Family – we want to let you know our hearts are with you – you will probably remember our last visit when we were all together – we are thinking of you – take care and will talk with you soon

Condolence from Doris Owen on July 20th, 2011 7:19 am

From the first time I met Sherrie, we clicked and became more like sisters than friends. So many happy moments to remember her caring, loving ways. Door to her heart and home always open.
John, Shawn. Shierra, Kyla & Peter & Grandchildren. I know only too well the ache in your hearts, she will always be with you in your hearts. My deepest sympathy.
Doris Owen

Condolence from Lance Goclon on July 20th, 2011 7:31 am

Dear John & family
Over the years through Myrna and her mom, I heard so many wonderful and hilarious conversations about Sherrie, weekends in Sherwood Park, Toronto, etc. When I finally did meet her, I felt like I had known her all my life, and could why she was such an important part of their life.
My heart goes out to all of you in your great loss.
Sincerest sympathy
Lance Goclon

Condolence from Stan Wilcox on July 20th, 2011 1:10 pm

John and girls; It is with a sense of sorrow that we learned of Sherri’s passing. Our condolenses, sympathy, and thoughts are with you as you move forward during this difficult time.
Sincerest sympathy
Stan and Gloria

Condolence from Sandy Pilgrim on July 20th, 2011 3:16 pm

Mr Matthewson and Family. I was saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, may good remembrances bring some comfort to you all at this time.
Sandy (Wilcox) Pilgrim and Family

Condolence from Carole & Bill Hooper on July 20th, 2011 3:33 pm

Dear John and family

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sherrie was obviously a very important part of your family fabric and will be deeply missed. May the wonderful memories you all share help you during the coming days and years..
Deepest sympathies. Carole & Bill

Condolence from Glenn & Heather Sullivan on July 20th, 2011 8:13 pm

John sorry to hear about your loss.

Condolence from Ryan Gaehring on July 20th, 2011 9:30 pm

Dear John and the whole family,

I’m so sorry for your loss. Auntie Sherrie was such a kind and loving person, and I can only imagine how much you all must miss her. We will all remember her for the beautiful person that she was. Personally, I will never forget the warm hospitality she and all of you showed me while I was out in Vancouver.


Condolence from Paul & Helen Bourdon on July 21st, 2011 1:51 pm

John,sorry to hear of your loss,anything we can do for you,
during your time of grief,we’re just a phone call away.
Your friend, and Troopmate

Paul Bourdon

Condolence from Bob & Anne Collis on July 22nd, 2011 3:19 am


Please know that our thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult
time. Take comfort in knowing that Sherrie will be with you in spirit as you
relive a life time of memories she built. Sincerely, Bob and Anne

Condolence from Sherry & Pete Thiessen on July 26th, 2011 9:43 pm

Hi John,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Pete & Sherry

Condolence from Celine Dan on July 27th, 2011 9:56 pm

To the Matthewson Family,
I know you are feeling a huge Void .
Sherrie was special in so many ways to all of us who have known her.
I certainly have lost an old Friend!
We have all been blessed that She passed through our lives.

Condolence from Diana Cox on July 28th, 2011 4:44 am

John and Family,
I will always remember how nice Sherrie was to me when I was little and visiting my sister Carol in Edmonton. Sherrie took me to the movies and shopping. She was one of the kindest and most generous people I knew. She will always be remembered.

Diana Cox

Condolence from Florence O’Shea on July 28th, 2011 8:44 pm

Dear John and family,
I have not seen Sherrie due to the fact that we lived in different parts of the world. Memories of our fun days in Edmonton come flooding back to me. Sherrie was our party organizer and all round social president. We were jealous of her when she met you John as she had found a good man and we had not, probably be leaving us to fend for ourselves I smile when I think of her. May she live forever among the angels.

Condolence from Jennifer Sturgeon on August 1st, 2011 6:03 pm

Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. There are no words that can ease the pain during the loss of a loved one. It is the feeling left in all of our hearts that help to make each day better. My heart goes out to all of you. May the memories of Sherrie and love from family and friends help to ease the pain of our loss.

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