Macnab, Sharon Lynne “Sherry”

On July 29, 2020 Sharon Lynne “Sherry” (Chynoweth) Macnab passed away peacefully at the age of 86 in Edmonton, Alberta. Sherry lived a full life of faith, bringing people together, taking joy in the happiness of others, and living life with an enthusiasm and warmth that brightened any room she entered.
Sherry will be deeply missed by her husband of 64 years, Ross Macnab; their three children: Carol (Ron Rault), Sandy Hansen, Bruce (Kathryn Ruckman); six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She will also be deeply missed by little sister Dawn Fortson of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee; nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Sherry’s sharp mind and curiosity fueled her many interests, hobbies, volunteering, and gave her the adventurous spirit to travel the world. Sherry was a teacher, an accomplished Bridge player and a powerful and elegant swimmer who taught all her children, grandchildren, and 2 future Olympic medalists how to swim.
Born in Laurium, Michigan on May 1, 1934 Sherry (Sharon) Chynoweth Macnab is predeceased by father Harold, mother Marion (Quello), sister Gerry DeWitt, and brother Dennis. Sherry was born and raised on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The family moved to Greater Detroit in her teenage years, where she attended Redford High and later the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating in 1956.
While at Michigan, Sherry met Ross Macnab of Montreal, and they married in 1956. After spending time in Lansing and Montreal, they moved to Edmonton in 1963. Here among so much else, she taught school, raised a family, perfected her Christmas spirit, and spread never heard before Upper Peninsula colloquialisms. Sherry loved family and friends warmly, laughed heartily, and made every day a bit more fun for those around her. In retirement, Sherry and Ross wintered for many years in Palm Springs, California, where they made many friends and lavished attention on their grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the management and staff of the Lifestyle Care Centre in Leduc, Alberta where she lived for the last seven years. The dedicated and loving care of daughter Sandy and Centre staff enabled Sherry to shine through her long battle with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
Announcement of a service to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer and Dementia Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

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Gloria Cazes Deley

Sending our deepest sympathy to Ross, Bruce, Sandy, Carol, spouses and the many grandchildren. Sherry sounded like an incredible lady that will be missed by many. May all the wonderful memories you all have of her give you courage and strength in the months to come.

Matt and Gloria

Debora Marsh

Aunt Sharon was everything it says and more. She had a funny way of calling all of us kids “stooges” and her favorite saying, or maybe she just said it a lot, when addressing us was, “How are you stooges doing?” For some reason that always made her smile, and of course, we smiled too.

Aunt Sharon wasn’t very tall, but she had a big personality which filled rooms with laughter and love. Even though she, Uncle Ross, Carol, Sandy, and Bruce lived far away, we saw them regularly as we’d take family vacations to meet for several weeks each summer. We spent time on a dude ranch in Wyoming, stood on glaciers in British Columbia, and enjoyed bathing Banff’s hot springs.

Aunt Sharon and Uncle Ross took me to the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, which was surreal to the 15 year old me. I watched Edwin Moses win the Gold medal in hurdles, or at least win his heat to qualify for the finals. It was pretty impressive to see people from all over the world coming together to share in the celebration of humanity through sport.

When I think about Aunt Sharon, I am pretty sure that her laugh is something I will never forget. She was always quick to smile and usually when she did, her warm brown eyes would crinkle at the sides, she’d tip her head back slightly, and her energetic and infectious laugh would escape, inviting everyone around her to join in.

Corvin and Alison Uhrbach

Ross and family We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you all on your loss. Although we never met Sherry, she sounds like a lovely and interesting person, who will be deeply missed.

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