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Sherry Hill

May 15, 1949 — June 14, 2017

HILL, Sherry Lynn Laporte (May 15, 1949 - June 14, 2017) It is with heavy hearts and loving memories we say goodbye to our daughter, mother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. Sherry was predeceased by her husband, Doug and stepson, Antony Hill. She leaves behind a lifetime of memories to her children Jason (Rachelle), Jennifer and extended family, Timothy Hill and Jacqueline d'Eon. She will be sadly missed by her mother Bette Ledoux-Wakevainen (Don) and by her siblings: Donna Trusevych (George), Jocelyn Watkins (Stephen), Beverly Groulx, Gloria Ledoux and Robert Stone (Stacy); her grandsons Julien, Andre and Dana; and many nieces and nephews that loved and admired their "cool" aunt. Sherry lived by her own rules. When ALS came knocking at her door, she bravely met it head on and carried on enjoying life for another nine years. She managed her health challenges like she managed her life: in full control, down to the last detail. Always determined and stubborn, frustrating the heck out of her family at times, Sherry lived by her own standards. And so, she remained in her home on Wassi Lake, maintaining her independence up until the end: hosting family get-togethers, going out of town to watch her son and grandson race, watching her garden grow (nobody had bigger tomato plants!), and following Nascar racing with her mother and son. Sherry loved sitting in the sun and she didn't let her power chair stop her from maintaining her beautifully tanned legs! She worked at keeping one step ahead of the cruel disease that ravaged her body. All this would not have been possible without the tireless devotion and support she received from her daughter, Jennifer, who is a true hero in the eyes of her family. For years, Sherry and Regent Laporte were well know in the snowmobiling circuit: Reg, killing it on the track and Sherry, in the behind scenes, often announcing and calling the racers to the starting line. One could always count on her cooler being packed with plenty of good food. Sherry will be lovingly remembered by her many friends and customers in the "dog" world. She ran her own dog boarding, breeding and grooming business for many years being the person to contact with any and all canine concerns. Many have enjoyed years of companionship with the dogs she provided them with. She loved the challenge and social life of dog shows. Sherry was also an avid scuba diver and instructor. Doug and Sherry scooted around the world, logging hundreds of diving hours. We teased her, saying she only came home long enough to pay for the next diving trip! They also enjoyed their sail boat and participating in the Yacht Club activities. Her family would like to invite you to a celebration of Sherry's life at her home (42 Islandview Lane, Chisholm Twp.) on Saturday, June 24th from 3:00 to 7:00. Per Sherry's request, we will rejoice, not mourn, celebrating a life that blessed and enriched us. There will be plenty of food and drink. Sherry would have it no other way!! Please bring your stories to share. Donations to a charity of your choice, in memory of Sherry, will be gratefully acknowledged by her family. A heartfelt thank you to the many caregivers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help Sherry maintain a life of dignity up until the end. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Opatovsky Funeral Home - Moore Chapel, 9 Paget Street in Sundridge.
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