DENBOW: It is with extreme sadness that the family of Sheryl Lynn Denbow (nee Truax) announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and nana. Sheryl passed away peacefully August 15, 2013 in the Souris Personal Care Home at the young age of 56. Sheryl was born September 9, 1956 in Deloraine, youngest child of Earl and Gertrude Truax. She grew up and received her education in Hartney where she met her lifelong best friend Doreen Logeot. She married Kenneth Denbow on September 14, 1974, and they resided and farmed on SE 23-7-23, which was Ken’s grandma and grandpa’s farm, until getting sick and going into the Personal Care Home. They had three children: Curtis (1976), Carrie (1980), and Christina (1984). Sheryl took so much pride in her family, she was so proud of their achievements. Whenever her children needed her she was there. Sheryl was a devoted stay-at- home mom and wife for many years before taking courses for nurses aide and nutrition services. Working several positions at Victoria Park Lodge, Hartney Personal Care Home, and Souris Personal Care Home over the years. Also worked at Congrate Meals for a while and ran a successful catering business with good friend Lynne Janz. Sheryl was active in any activities her kids were in, including being a 4-H Leader for many years, Girl Guides Leader, chauffeur, or just general supporter. Also part of Whitefield and Breezelawn Guild and the Deleau Community. Sheryl enjoyed having coffee and a good visit with her good friends and family. She had many hobbies through the years with scrapbooking being the last one she enjoyed with good friend Tineke DeJong. Sheryl was a person who loved to try new things and was very selfless, always putting others before herself. Sheryl’s greatest enjoyment was her family, especially taking pride in her children and grandchildren, always an animal lover but held a special bond with the family dog Envy. Enjoyed all nieces and nephews but especially close to Mary Ann’s daughters and enjoyed the many hours spent together over the years. She enjoyed the great friendships she made with her co-workers and tried her best to keep these friendships going. Sheryl was predeceased by her parents Earl (1989), Gertrude (1998) Truax, brother Gord Truax (2011), and father-in-law Scott Denbow (2001). Left to cherish her memory are her husband Ken of Hartney; son Curtis (Shannon) of Dauphin; daughters Carrie (Calvin Mispelon) of Reston, and Tina (Colin) Walker of Reston, sisters Mary Ann (John) McDon ald, of Hartney and Joan (Jim) Herriott of Winnipeg; and grandchildren Taylor, Brody, Levi Denbow, Cloe, Erica Mispelon, Josh, Dylan, Mackenzie, Hayden, Memphis, Quinnlynn Walker, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A private graveside service to celebrate Sheryl’s life was held Monday, August 19, 2013 at Hartney Cemetery with Reverend Linda Tribble. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society in hopes a cure may be found so others don ‘t have to suffer losing their loved one twice, Souris Palliative Care, or a charity of your choice.
5 thoughts on “Denbow, Sheryl Lynn”
Ken and family:
Our deepest condolences to you all on the loss of Sheryl. Although we didn’t know her personally, we do know you Ken and have you in our thoughts and prayers. Remember all the good times .
Dear Ken and family
I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife, Mother and grandmother. I got to know Sheryl when she had been on A4, and we shared many laughs. I remember a lady who was full of life had a wonderful sense of humor and even throughout her illness she still found joy in her family.
May your memories give you comfort in the days to come.
So very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all at this time. If there is anything we can do please just call.
Curt & Shannon & the rest of the Denbow family my deepest sympathy in the loss Sheryl.
Carrie and Calvin, Tina and Colin
and your families;
May there be moments of comfort in your sadness and times of peace in your days as you cherish the memories of your Mom and Grandma, Sheryl.
Our sincere sympathy for your loss,
Barrie and Lorna Elliott