Cheryl Kim Makarenko (Reekie)




It is with great sadness that the family of Cheryl Kim Makarenko announces her passing on November 28, 2016 at the age of 54. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Ian Reekie, children Eryn and Simon, father William Makarenko, siblings Daryl Makarenko and Cindy Reekie (Grant), nephew Cameron Reekie, nieces Lindsey Reekie, Emily Makarenko-Wetherill, mother-in-law Elizabeth Reekie and brother-in-law Ross Reekie.

She was predeceased by her mother Edna Makarenko and father-in-law Robert Reekie.

Also mourning her passing is her extended family and friends who have been supportive through her four year cancer journey.

Kim was very active in the Laurier Heights community and local school. She was a strong spirited woman who was passionate about raising her children. As a graduate of Physical Education at the University of Alberta, she loved backpacking, running and yoga.  She had a love for animals and enjoyed looking after the many pets she had over the years.

The family would like to thank our amazing friends and the Laurier Heights/Parkview community for all their support. Thanks also to the staff at the Cross Cancer Institute and the Grey Nuns Palliative Care Unit 43 for the care and comfort they provided.

A memorial service will be held December 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 8810 Meadowlark Road, Edmonton.

Memorial contributions in Kim’s honor may be made to:

Cross Cancer Institute

Covenant Health

(Please note on donation: Grey Nuns Palliative Care Unit 43)

Edmonton Humane Society

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Trinity United Church

8810 Meadowlark Road Edmonton

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Tom and Lisa Gryba

Our thoughts are with you. We will always remember Kim’s bright outlook and endless energy. Lisa, Tom, Andrew and Spencer

Pat and Lil Silver

Ian and family,
Sorry for your loss.
Though our words do little.
We hope our thoughts and prayers will you at this time.

Diane Bressan and family

Ian, Eryn and Simon,

My daughter Leanna went to Laurier Heights school and during our years there we had the honor of getting to know Kim. She was always a bright light, with a beautiful smile. We will keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers.

Krista Maine

Kim was such a wonderfully supportive mother and I could always count on her when I needed something in the classroom or even just support on a personal level. Eryn and Simon, your mom was a very special lady and her spirit is definitely alive in each of you. I am so sorry that you are having to go through this. Please know that we are all behind you, thinking of you and praying for you.

Jimmy Connor

Ian and Family,

On behalf of you hundreds of brothers and sisters I want to pass on our sincere condolences. we wish you the courage and strength to deal with this tragedy.

Jimmy Connor, IBEW Local 1007

Jorge Vargas and family

Dearest Ian, Erin and Simon please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your amazing Kim. Our hearts will always treasure the beautiful moments we shared with Kim in activities related to the busy schedule of your daughter Erin and our daughter Raquel.
Kim we will always remember you as a very energetic, caring, sociable and courageous person who enjoyed life to the fullest. You’ll be missed and remembered for many people whose hearts were touched by your passion for life.

Paul Preston


Paul Preston from the St. Paul’s Men’s Hike. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Gord & Coleen Carter

Kim was a special person and will be sorrily missed but never forgotten.
Coleen & I send our sincerest condolences.

Bob and Monique Miller

Ian and family,
We were saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. It was a long and emotional battle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deb & Mike Ellison

Please know we are very sad to hear of Kim’s passing.

Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.

Deb & Mike
Chad & Denise & Sophie
Diana & Madi

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