Loucks, Sheryl Elaine

It is with a collective heavy heart and sorrow that we must announce the passing of Sheryl Elaine Loucks, after a prolonged illness. Sheryl passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the age of 72.

She leaves behind her husband, Bill, loving mother to her sons Josh, his wife Hazel and son Jayden, and Rick, his wife Melanie and their children Brody and Kylie, as well her “special little guy”, her dog Cooper.

Sheryl came into this world a fighter.  Born 3 months prematurely, she defied the odds and proved that she was a survivor.  And that set the course for her life. She grew up in Toronto, with her two sisters, Marlene and Judy. She studied at both the University of Toronto and York University.  Sheryl met her husband, Bill, in 1973 and a year later they began a life journey that endured for the next 50 years.  She found her place in office management and early childhood education, before founding her own business in Pet Care leading to her retirement in 2010.  Her family was always the most important thing in her life and showed constant pride in both her sons, Josh and Rick and their own life accomplishments.  She had unwavering support for her husband’s career, despite the demands of his job, often carrying the burden of family with strength and determination, but always with a positive attitude and a ready sense of humour.  She also harboured a love of her dogs throughout her life, and will forever be embracing her beloved “Zeus” and “Sammy”.

Whenever her health took a downturn, she took it all in stride, proving every day the fighting spirit that still lived within her.  She never stopped in her fight for survival, time and time again defeating the odds that stacked against her.  To the very end, she still had a quip, or joke to dispense.  She will forever be remembered for her endless fighting spirit, which was always highlighted with her extraordinary sense of humour, which will forever make her family smile.

Sheryl’s family will receive friends for visiting at the Ferguson Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m., followed by a service of interment at Lakeview Cemetery at 12 noon.  All are welcome to gather in the Galleries at the Meaford Hall to Celebrate Sheryl’s Life from 1 until 3 p.m.

As your expression of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Visiting at the Ferguson Funeral Home from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m.

Graveside service Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford at 12 noon. Celebration of Sheryl's Life at the Meaford Hall from 1 until 3 p.m.

Make a donation in memory of Sheryl Elaine Loucks

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Ingrida Besley
    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    May you & your family keep Sheryl in your hearts remembering her with much love & wonderful memories. She will always be looking down & be your protecting Angel.

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  2. Susan Adler
    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    Bill and family, I knew Sheryl for so many years, growing up, as teens, together and going to secondary school. We spent a lot of time together and have many fond memories.
    Sheryl was definitely a fighter and had a lot of medical issues to deal with, always in stride and amazing strength.
    I will always remember her with love and admiration l for her positivity to go thru life.
    Sheryl will be missed by all those who loved her, Bill her sons (and their respective families).
    I send my sincerest condolences.

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  3. Marylyn Kipp
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Bill, I am sorry to learn of Sheryl’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family in this difficult time. May your happy memories comfort you in the days ahead.

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  4. Vicky Monette
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Josh,
    I have no words to express how saddened I am to hear about the news of your mother passing. You gained a guardian angel. I know that there’s nothing I can say to make this easier, but know that I am here for you. Sending you my deepest condolences.

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  5. Dennis an Brenda Ormsby
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Our condolences to you and your family Bill…she was in Day away with me
    She was a wonderful women. Rip Sheryl

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  6. Marlene Brown
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    OH my sister, my sister my heart is hurting so much. I knew I’ld never be prepared to lose you not, speaking to you for periods was not the way it should have been, but things happened that separated us. We will be together again flying high and free when I get there with you LOVE YOU FOR ETERNITY!!

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  7. Fran Tippin
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Bill and family
    So sorry to hear of Sheryl passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I remember when Cooper was a pup and how she cherished him.
    Fran Tippin

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  8. maggie holmes
    Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    So very sorry for the loss of your dear wife Bill. Condolences to your family.

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