March 28, 1926 – December 4, 2021
Mary (Molly) Sherrington was a beloved grandmother, mother and wife during her incredible 95 years of life. She passed away peacefully in the afternoon of Saturday December 4, 2021 while living at Noric House.
Mary had a long full life. She was born on March 28th, 1926 in Toronto, Ontario. Mary married Robert Sherrington in Toronto and they journeyed across the country in a model T Ford to High Prairie, Alberta then settled in BC, living in Arrow Park, Vernon and Fauquier.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Robert Sherrington who she was married to for 64 years.
Mary and Bob are survived by their five children,(Cam Sherrington, Sue Cerney, Debbie Sawatsky, John Sherrington and Tom Sherrington), their eight grandchildren, (Heather, Alicia, Cory, Sarah, Adele, Emma, Nico, Devan) and their three great-grandchildren (Cameron, Isaiah, and Brianna).
We all remember Mary for her kind energy, boundless creativity and good-natured spirit. Her grandchildren have very special memories of her.
Heather’s (her oldest grandchild) favourite memories are small timeless moments like when they would go beachcombing in Fauquier finding clay beads to craft with or scouring the woods for conks to dry and paint. “She instilled in me a love for nature and creativity”.
Alicia’s favourite memories were when they would hang out down at the creek in Fauquier with “Mrs Whiskers” and we would draw in our little art books.
Cory remembers Grandma’s tasty cookies and special pancakes.
Adele and Emma loved going down to the creek as well as watch Grandma make pottery.
Some of Sarah’s best memories were when she would teach me how to draw and paint or do pottery at her place in Fauquier. “Grandma was always so kind and patient”.
Devan loved sitting in Grandma’s lap while reading him a story and Nico remembers the fun walks and shopping at Scattered Goods.
Mary(GiGi) always loved being a part of her great grandchildren’s lives. She enjoyed attending Cam and Isaiah’s birthday parties and celebrations with them. She also enjoyed doing pottery and crafts with all three great-grandchildren.
Brianna has fond memories of picking strawberries and walking with Grandma. Mary exuded warmth and love to those around her.
Mary was a well-respected school teacher at BX Elementary in Vernon for many years. She was such a great teacher always doing creative projects with her students. She would remember her grade 1 students fondly.
Many of Mary’s friends and family look forward to her annual Christmas letter and hand-painted cards. She had an artistic soul that found an outlet in her painting, gardening and pottery. We will miss Mary (Mom and Grandma) dearly but are so grateful for the time that we were privileged to spend with her. We will always feel her presence in our hearts and in the natural beauty that surrounds us.
We will be planning a celebration of life for Mary in the spring, date to be announced later. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated at cancer.caObituary
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