Sherney, Jennie

née Hackman

1920 – 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jennie Sherney on the morning of March 23, 2012 at the Vancouver General Hospital. Jennie was 91 years of age and lived a full and happy life.

After having lived in Vernon for 84 years and due to failing health, she moved to Vancouver in 2010 to be near her daughters.

Jennie was born on October 22, 1920 in Ispas Alberta, the youngest of six children. She was predeceased by her loving husband John in 1990, her parents John and Domka Hackman, her sister Mary McKoryk and four brothers Bill, George, Steve and Jim Hackman.

Jennie is lovingly remembered by daughters Marlene (Tom) Doiron, Irene (Arnold) Wagner, grandsons Wade (Sharon), Alan and Mark; great granddaughters Chloé and Katarina as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

We were blessed to have had such a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who was proud of her daughters and their families. Jennie was a very giving, generous and sharing person. She was hard working, compassionate, family focused and loved to cook, knit, sew, quilt, crochet and garden. She enjoyed the outdoors and volunteering at the Schubert Centre.

A remembrance of Jennie’s life will be held in Vernon in early July when she will be laid to rest beside her husband. An announcement will be placed in the Vernon Morning Star.

Those wishing to make a donation in Jennie’s memory may do so to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of their choice.

The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at the Arbutus Care Centre, Jennie’s home for the past 15 months and the doctors and nurses on the 11th floor of VGH.

To live in the hearts

of those we leave behind

is not to die

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