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December 22, 2021

Obituary for Sher Westoby

Eden’s Funeral Home
It is with profound sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Sher (Sherrill) Marie Westoby at the young age of 62, in her home on Dec. 8, 2021.

She leaves behind her daughter Bobbi Foulds (Dave) and children Damon and Connor, her daughter Nikki Butler-Westoby and her children Destinee, James and Mary, niece Shawna Koch and her children Nikayla and Cameron. Many aunts, uncles, countless cousins, friends and colleagues will also miss her.

But a special mention must be made for Ed Best, Sher’s partner, friend and dedicated companion, without whom life would have been almost impossible during the many challenges over their years together. We will always be grateful for the care he showed her.

Sher was the youngest of four siblings, predeceased by her infant sister Shannon, her older brother Laurie and eldest brother Shawn, her father, Cleve, and her mother, Mary.

Born in Edmonton on Oct. 21, 1959, she grew to be a feisty young woman who stood her ground. She wasn’t afraid to voice her opinion, to stand up for those who needed help and fight for what she believed was right.

In her later years, when her health and mobility issues kept her near to her home, she loved puttering in her gardens and with her flowers, but as time went on those magnificent displays dwindled. Her energies were then spent lavishing love on her cats, visiting with loyal friends and family, chatting on the telephone, crossword puzzles and voraciously reading local newspapers.

Sher was a passionate soul and people either loved her right off the bat for her outgoing and sometimes outrageous personality, or they didn’t. But one thing they all have in common is a respect for her determination and drive.

A cremation has already taken place and a memorial service will occur later in the spring when her remains will be interred with her family in the Fairview Cemetery, Pincher Creek.

A gathering for friends and family will happen at that time.

We thank you for all of your kind thoughts and prayers during these dark days ahead.

Donations in Sher’s name can be made to the Pincher Creek Branch 43 Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, PO Box 131, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0; or to the Pincher Creek Humane Society, PO Box 2647, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0.

Rest now, Sher, you are finally free.

Condolences may be sent through www.edensfuneralhome.com.

 

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home

403-627-3131     www.edensfuneralhome.com

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