Cheryl Annette Waldner (Willis) was born in Gladstone on June 14, 1954. Her parents Foch and Marion raised Cheryl and her siblings Sheila, Joe, Sharron, and Charlene in Gladstone. She married John Waldner and the two of them raised their children, Stacey and Amy.
On April 24, 2023 at the age of 68 years, Cheryl passed away comfortably at home. Predeceased by her parents Foch and Marion Willis, husband John, sister Sharron (Bill), brother-in-laws Rene, Edward (Susan), Martin, David, Harold, and sister-in-law Anna. She is survived by her children Stacey (Adrian) and Amy (Mike), her grandchildren, siblings, Sheila (Wayne), Joe (Caroline), and Charlene (David), in-laws Asnath, Joseph (Anita), Solomon, Michael (Christina), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
On Earth, Cheryl was an angel without wings. After graduating from MDC, she began her career as a Psychiatric Nurse at Third Crossing Manor, transitioned to nursing at Eastview Lodge, and retired at Country Meadows Personal Care home. She was a dedicated care giver who advocated for those in care.
Cheryl’s greatest joy were her grandchildren – Carsen, Quinten, Madisen, and Noah. She made sure that their first time driving a car was with her, and they all enjoyed summer trips to Tinker Town, countless hours at swimming at the pool, hotel stays, gymnastic tournaments, and sight seeing around Manitoba. She loved the holidays and celebrating special occasions with her family.
Cheryl’s love lives on via cherished memories held in the heart, and her spirit exists through the warmth from the sun, the magic seen in the night sky, and is carried upon the gentle breeze of the wind. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Gladstone Community Food Cupboard.