Sherri Lynn Selby
Sherri was predeceased by both of her parents, Joseph and Marcia Selby, as well as by her stepfather Pete Twarowski. She is survived by her loving husband, Patrick, her sister Cathy (Curtis), and her brother, Michael. Sherri will be greatly missed by her niece, Danika, and by her nephews Grayson, Simon, and Daniel, as well as by her extended family and step-family.
Sherri was born with cystic fibrosis (CF), a debilitating genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. Sherri grew up to be loving, funny, and compassionate young woman with a courageous spirit and a strong will, despite needing constant support and medication to overcome the symptoms of CF. She studied biology and biochemistry in university earning many accolades, including the Terry Fox Gold Medal (1988) for demonstration of personal qualities of courage in adversity and dedication to society. She was a teacher, a scholar, and a good friend to so many. In 2000, Sherri underwent a double lung transplant that transformed her life. She continued with studies, travel, her love of animals (especially her beloved cats), and adventure in the great outdoors. Hiking, camping, and gardening were all very special to her. Throughout her life, Sherri demonstrated her deep care for others and was always concerned for their well-being over her own. She will be deeply and sorely missed by all who knew her.