Cheryl Lynn Boyle
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cheryl Lynn Boyle (March 12, 1985 - February 1,2017). Cheryl fought a couragous battle with Aplastic Anemia. She passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones.
Cheryl is survived by her husband, Andrew (Drew) Boyle, her mother Heather Thompson, father Gill Hemmes, brothers Robert and Devon Hemmes, Grandfather Don Patterson, Grandmother Laura Lemky, Grandma Carla Patterson, step mother Joan Hemmes, niece and nephew Aiden and Aria Hemmes, and of course her fur baby Hunter.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their love and support through the last few days (really the last 2 years). We lost Cheryl in body,but her spirit will forever be with us. She showed me that true love does exist and I know she will always be looking out for me and our little girl, Hunter. I loved her more than words could ever say. She was my heart, my soul and everything good in me. This was never exclusive to just me. She had the same effect on everyone. Even those she never officially met. That's the mark of a truly special person.
You were all special to her. Her grumpy, her nieces and nephews, brothers, parents, friends, and of course "her girls" :Amanda, Kyla, Heidi, Jill, Kaitlyn, Meghan, Jenn, Jess; the list goes on and on. You all know who you are. Her desire to fight was not limited to me. It was all of you as well.
Tonight, tomorrow and for the coming weeks,months and years, We are devastated. We lost a beautiful person in every sense of the word. But in time we can all take solace in the fact that we had the time we did. Cheryl was never someone who would want us to be sad forever. She would want us to carry on and live our lives the way she did; without regrets.
I thank you all for your love for my "bunny". She meant the world to me. I thank you all for your out pouring of support to me. I wouldn't be able to begin to heal without your love. It will take a long time for my heart to heal, but to have you all at my side will help.
I will love you forever Mrs Cheryl Boyle. Thank you for everything you gave to me. You rest now my love.
A Celebration of life will take place on Friday February 10th, 3:00PM at the Royal Canadian Legion Kingsway Branch 14339 50th street, Edmonton. Please where purple or bright colours as Cheryl was a bright and vibrant person.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Cheryls name to the Stollery Childrens Hospital or Kids with Cancer Society.
Drew, I don’t even know what to say. I know I’m so sorry is terribly inadequate; however, is the only thing that I can come up with. I only hope that the love that you and Cheryl were able to share over your time together carries you for the remainder of your life. My thoughts are with you my friend. I am here if you need me. Just reach out if you need.
My heart aches for the family and loved ones who have lost their warrior princess Cheryl after such a courageous fight. I, like some never got the opportunity to meet Cheryl but from all accounts, she was a truly special and beautiful person inside and out. I am so glad she and my cousin Andrew found their way to each other and found the happiness and the kind of love and memories that will allow Cheryl’s spirit to live on forever in those she loved and cherished the most. Rest In Peace dear Cheryl. You will be deeply missed.
Cheryl was a beautiful soul inside and out and will be heart fully missed!!❤️her courage inspired us, her determination to beat this disease never failed and her love for Andrew always evident!! Even when she could barely catch her breath she remained dignified courageous and strong!
We would like to thank the Icu staff at the Alex who treated Cheryl like family, hematology at the U, the transplant team Calgary and Edmonton and always the incredible man who was her donor!!
Rest in peace sweet Cheryl
So sorry for your loss, take care and be strong.
No words can express how sorry we are Drew for your loss. Cheryl was an amazing person and will be missed dearly. “Xena” will be forever in all our hearts.
I’m sorry for your loss Andrew. I can’t even imagine your pain and sorrow. May God be with you to hold you when your at your lowest . I love you and I hope you will be ok.
Gilbert , Joan and familie
Our condelances and a lot of strenght.
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Wil and Lia Delis
When I think of Cheryl, I can’t help but remember her amazing laugh and gentle spirit. Cheryl had a genuine compassion and kindness that touched everyone around her. I worked with Cheryl at the Stollery, and I believe everyone would agree that if we could strive to be even half of the amazing woman, nurse and friend that Cheryl was to so many, we will be truly blessed.
Drew, Robert and Devon. I’m so sorry for your loss. You three are strong guys. It’s hard right now, but I can attest it will be easier with time. Be strong. I love ya.
Drew I am so sorry for your loss. I cant imagine what you are going through right now, Cheryl was an amazing person and will be greatly missed. Nothing can make the loss of someone you love hurt less but I hope you know your surrounded by people who care for you and will help you through this tough time.
Cheryl was an incredible person with so much kindness and care in her heart. It was always a pleasure to work alongside her at the Stollery, and I will remember her very fondly. My heartfelt condolences to your family.
Gil, Joan & Family,
So very sorry to hear of your loss.
Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this difficult time.
God Bless all of you!
Jeannie & Alan Thygesen
I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
Cheryl was a very lovely young lady and a very fine nurse.
Her kindness and wonderful spirit shone through steadily.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all
I am so deeply saddened by your loss Andrew! You were embraced by such a beautiful love! I hope that love can comfort you! In time I hope you can gain strength from it, can live life to the fullest as I know Cheryl would have wanted.
It’s almost surreal the fact that we have lost this beautiful light in our family. Cheryl was a ray of sunshine! Her laugh was so unique, so contagious! She brought so much joy to the moment, no matter where that moment would take us! I loved her tenacity, her love for life❤. She was a whirlwind of joy that swept Andrew off his feet & kept him in the moment until the end!
Rest in peace Xena Warrior Princess! You fought a brave & courageous battle right up to the end! We will never forget you!!
Drew we never met and I am deeply saddened for that. Cheryl sounds like she was a wonderful gal. Reading your beautiful dedication to her has brought me to tears and I share your grief. I know about this journey you are about to go on (having taken it myself many, many years ago) The time ahead will bring you to your knees on days yet the mere thought of Cheryl, your beloved, will often pass thru your mind and your heart and you will, one day, smile thinking of the great but brief love you shared. Please know I am thinking of you and the rest of your family. Stay strong and do not be afraid to grieve your loss. It is a testament to the love you shared. While she is gone now to a better world, she will always be in your heart. My deepest sympathy, Diane McKenzie-Gruber (Don’s sister).
I’m so sorrry for your loss..;( what and angel she is.
Thought and prayers with you and your family..
My heart is with you Andrew, all of Cheryl’s family, and friends. Everyone who met Cheryl loved Cheryl. I feel blest to have known her. I was so proud to work along side her. She was a wonderful person and a wonderful Nurse.
I am so saddened to know that Cheryl passed away. Andrew there are no words that can make the pain go away that you are feeling! I hope that your love you shared with her can help you to heal and stay with you forever! Im glad that even for a short time you were able to find someone who could make you do in incredibly happy! I’m so sad that I never got to meet your love and warrior princess, from all I have heard about her I can tell that she was a very special person! Know cousin we are here for you with whatever you need and love you so much! To all of Cheryl’s family and friends I am sorry for your loss and hope that time can heal the pain sand sorrow that you are feeling now! May Cheryl Rest In Peace and fly high!
I had the pleasure of meeting Cheryl when I visited with my daughter, Jessica. Cheryl had such a friendly manner and bubbly laugh. Her battle is over and she is at peace. My heartfelt sympathy to you Drew and the family. Life goes on, it will be hard but Cheryl will be in your heart for ever. She will be missed by all that knew.
Anne Heaton (Jessica Eweka’s Mum)
We are so very sorry of your tragic loss. We only met Cheryl briefly ourselves, but she was a very nice young lady, and we can see that she will be missed terribly. Our thoughts are with her friends and family in this difficult time.
I only briefly had a chance to get to know Cheryl, but she was such a beautiful person. I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear about this. My condolances to the family and loved ones.