Sheryl May Orcheski
(April 25, 1957 - July 1, 2019)
Sheryl May Orcheski of Edmonton, AB, formerly of Camrose, AB, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at the age of 62 years.
Sheryl, the second child of Stan and Linda Orcheski, was born April 25, 1957, in Camrose. She graduated from Bawlf High School in 1976, and then later completed a secretarial program at Red Deer College. Sheryl worked at various occupations until her daughter Elizabeth (Beth) was born in 1994. Even though Sheryl had great challenges in her life with mental health, deafness and medical issues, she embodied a kind and generous spirit, always willing to help someone out, even if it meant she would go without.
Sheryl was very family oriented, with a great love for all her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She knew by heart, everyone’s birth dates and greatly enjoyed the family celebrations. She was an avid reader and enjoyed artwork and music.
For many years, Kathy, her older sister, has been her guardian angel, advocating, guiding and caring for Sheryl’s extensive needs. More recently, Deb, her sister-in-law, has taken on the role of trustee and Becky, her niece, has provided companionship for her and shared in the efforts of guardianship.
She is survived by her parents Stan and Linda Orcheski of Camrose; her daughter Beth Orcheski of Red Deer; her sisters Kathy (Cal) Omoth of Tillicum Beach, Brenda (Howard) Siebold of Killam, Roxane (Andrew) Horlacher of Hay Lakes; her brother Sid (Deb) Orcheski of Ohaton and many nieces and nephews.
Sheryl was predeceased by her nephew Benjamin Siebold; brother-in-law Rick Franson; paternal grandparents Nick and Pauline Orcheski; and maternal grandparents Margret (May) and Allan Law.
A Liturgy of the Word was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel, 4817 - 51 Avenue Camrose with Father Joseph Jacobson as celebrant. Inurnment will take place in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Sheryl's memory may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.