STONECHILD Cheryl Mary Stonechild, formerly of Red Deer, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Vegreville, Alberta on Saturday, July 24, 2004 at the age of 48 years. Cheryl was born on January 8, 1956 at the Muscowpetung Reservation, Saskatchewan. She was raised in Saskatchewan and then made her home in Red Deer where she resided for twenty years. Cheryl worked for the Red Deer Advocate for fifteen years. She loved meeting new people and was known for her sense of humor and her giving nature. Cheryl was a very fun loving, kind hearted, compassionate and generous woman. She loved her family with all her heart and was especially proud of her grandchildren. We will dearly miss her spirit and her laughter but will cherish her memory in our hearts forever. Cheryl leaves to mourn her loss, her loving mother Margaret S. Keewatin; and her children, Leslie Eric Stonechild of Red Deer, Michelle Denise Stonechild of Vegreville, Alberta, Tanya Lynn Stonechild of Edmonton, Alberta and William Terrance Stonechild of Blackfalds, Alberta; and her seven grandchildren, Jennifer and Dakota Stonechild, Siera and Avery Stonechild, Logan Stonechild and Austin Redcalfe and CreeLyn Stonechild. She will also be sadly missed by her brothers, Allen R. Stonechild of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Eric W. Stonechild and Kevin Stonechild of Vancouver, British Columbia, Scott Stonechild of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Ronald H. Keewatin of Vancouver, British Columbia and John W. Stonechild of Edmonton, Alberta. Cheryl was predeceased by her father, Eric A. Stonechild; brothers, Warren John Stonechild and Terrance Joseph Stonechild; and a sister, Cher-Anne Stonechild. A Traditional Cree Ceremony Wake and Feast will be held at 65 Crawford Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be held on Friday, July 30, 2004 at the Alto-Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta at 2:30 p.m. If desired, Memorial Donations in Cheryl’s honour may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 1Z2

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