Sherrill Jean Brown


It is with great sadness that the family announces her passing following a valiant two-year battle against cancer. Sherrill leaves to mourn her loving husband Robert (Bob) of 44 years; son Christopher and his fiancée Rhonda Schiewe; son-in-law Paul Galas; grandchildren Miroslav Brown, Spencer Galas and Kylie Galas (Leduc and Area); mother Eileen Demeter; sister Debra Morrison and brother Peter Demeter (Bowmanville, ON); many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Robyn Galas and her father William Demeter.

Sherrill was a born teacher and child advocate. During the 70s, she taught preschool and kindergarten programs in Leduc and Millet. She advanced her teaching career as a Tenured Professor at Grant MacEwan University in the Early Childhood Program. She was an active member of both the Alberta and Canadian Child Care Federations. Sherrill was an active member of the Leduc Drama Society, directing and acting in many productions, particularly musicals.

Sherrill loved to spend time at her cottage at Crystal Sands, Mara Lake, BC and was able to spend four beautiful months this past summer at the cottage.

As a valued member of St. David’s United Church in Leduc, she will be greatly missed for her voice in the choir, and her active work with the congregation.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Jana Holden and her staff at the Griffiths Clinic; Dr. Venner and staff at the Cross Cancer Institute; and all the nurses and staff of the 2nd Floor units at the Leduc General Hospital and Homecare for all their caring support these past two years. We especially want to thank Anna from WeCare.

Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for your support of the Cross Cancer Clinic, c/o The Alberta Cancer Foundation, 11560 University Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 9Z9; St. David’s Memorial Fund, 4614 – 48 Street, Leduc, AB T9E 5X7; or Dr. Sherrill J Brown Memorial Award – MacEwan University, 10700 – 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2.

Always so good, unselfish and kind, Few on this earth her equal we find, Honorable and upright in all her ways, Loyal and true to the end of her days.

You will not be forgotten, our dear Sherrill. Loved by so many. Rest in Peace.

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Cheryl Crocker

I was so sorry to hear about Sherrill. I had the pleasure of working with her at MacEwan University. She was such a thoughtful, determined and dedicated professional. She will be missed!

John Keirstead

Chris & Bob,

So sorry to hear of your loss. It is my wish that you will find ways to allow Sherrill to live on through your shared memories of her.

Diane Keirstead

Bob & Chris,

So very sorry to hear of Sherrill’s passing.
With a heavy heart, I send my condolences to you and the rest of her family.

Diane Keirstead

Rose Ginther

Sherrill was an amazing woman who brought energy and enthusiasm into everything she did.I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to work with her here at MacEwan. Her contributions to MacEwan and to all who worked with her will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to her family.


Sending love & comfort to Sherrill’s family during this time. I had the honour of being one of her students at Grant McEwan while she taught in the Early Childhood Education program. She was my favourite teacher and ill always remember her.

Meghan Abbott

Sherrill was an amazing women who inspired those around her. She will be dearly missed.


“Gracious Lavender Basket” was purchased for the family of Dr. Sherrill Jean Brown Ph.D.Ed..

Kathy Neiman

Bob, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Sherrill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Wishing you peace and comfort.

Kathy Neiman and family

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