Our hearts are aching at the passing of our courageous and darling Cheryl Furlong Fynes, aged 63, who passed away in White Rock, BC, on June 6th, 2021.
Reunited with her parents Mary and Peter Furlong, Cheryl leaves with treasured memories her son Conor and daughter Mireille, her husband Patrick, siblings in Newfoundland: Maureen (Derek Dymond), Peter Roch (Patricia), Carol Anne, Michelle, Elaine (Jim Woolridge); and in-laws, Raymond (Mary), Paul (Lillian), Adrian (Chris), Shaun (Sheila), Garnet Waite, mother-in-law Maureen; and devoted friends Margaret and Garry Burleigh.
She will also be missed by many dear friends, her community at the church and soup kitchen, and neighbours.
Our dear sweet Cheryl was a beautiful, gentle, and spiritual woman. Devout in her Catholic faith, she lived a life of love, compassion, and generosity.
We extend heartfelt thanks to Fr. Guy and staff from the Star of the Sea Parish, to caring friends and neighbours, to everyone who prayed for Cheryl, and to the care teams at BC Cancer, White Rock Community Health, Peace Arch Hospital, and Melville Hospice.A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 11th at 1:00pm at Good Shepherd Church in South Surrey. Due to Covid, attendance at the Mass is limited (you must register in advance). For those who cannot attend, Mass will livestream at https://youtu.be/OKTg3iwMEpQ.
A special Celebration will be held in St. John’s, NL at a later date, where Cheryl will be laid to rest.
Those wishing to make a donation in her memory can do so via the BC Cancer Foundation.
We are so blessed to have had Cheryl in our lives, and although gone, she will live forever in our hearts. Rest peacefully sweet Cheryl.
So shocked and saddened to read about Cheryl's passing, When I think of her I remember our days in Shoe Cove when her family came to their summer home. We did cross paths a few times over the years when she was home on a visit and always had great chats. Sincere condolences to all her family. Thinking about you all as you mourn her loss. Rest In Peace Cheryl. 🙏🏼
Bunny Carroll (Furlong)
I read this sad new today of the passing of our childhood friend. Cheryl was such a loving and kind person. I have very fond memories of Chery, Michelle and I playing together as young children. We all went to St. Joseph's School. God Bless you all and love to all her family. Helen Traverse Porter
Helen Traverse Porter
So sorry and sad I hadn't seen her in many years because moved to the states but will definitely remember her forever we were the same age 💔
Colleen Byrne Toscano
So sorry to hear of Cheryls' passing. We all grew up together and went to St Joseph's School. Back in the old days we were all one little community and as we all got older, we followed our own paths and lost touch with each other. God Bless her family and friends. James and Dianna Somerton, Kitchener Ontario
James and Dianna Somerton Kitchener On
I feel so blessed to have called Cheryl my friend. She holds a cherished place in some of my happiest memories. Cheryl was my companion in our many french-student adventures in Quebec and St. Pierre - drinking wine, smoking Gauloises and toasting life. Occasionally, we even learned a little french. I will keep you in my heart always, Cheryl. A la prochaine, mon amie ! To all of Cheryl's friends and family, we are thinking of you and sending love. Pam and Sheridan McGrory
Michelle and the Furlong Family, I am so sorry to hear about Cheryls' passing. Se was a beautiful soul and will be sorely missed and always fondly remembered. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Rest in peace Cheryl.
Kathy McGrath Coombs
My condolences on Cheryl's passing. She was a beautiful person in every sense of the word. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Cheryl. 🙏🏻
We have lost a truly decent lady. Rest in peace Shaun & Cheryl, Victoria
Cheryl and I became friends for life when we met in Grade 10 - way back in 1972, at Holy Heart of Mary Regional High School in St. John's, NL. My first impression of her was that she was very calm and gentle. I gave her the nickname "Cheryl Cool." Our journeys took us to British Columbia - Cheryl's to the mainland, and mine to Vancouver Island. While still living on the east coast, I visited Cheryl and her family in Surrey in 2001. She was a wonderful tour guide for my week long visit, taking me to many beautiful places. I am happy that the two of us managed to stay in touch all these years. I am grateful to have known her. I will miss you, Cheryl. Vivian Healey, Victoria, British Columbia
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I got to spend a week with Cheryl and Carol Anne also 6 years ago in Punta canta for my brother's wedding. I got to know her and enjoyed spending time with both of them. Cheryl was very quiet and a bit shy at first but came around. I have some very fond memories of that week which I will hold in my heart ❤ I am sending hugs to the family and her children....she will always be with us❤
I love you Aunt Cheryl, and will miss you immensely. Rest well. XO
Jaime Marie Woolridge Brennan
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