It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Cheryl Hemphill on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care with family and friends at her side. Cheryl was a fiercely devoted daughter, mother, teacher, and friend. She was well known in the community as a figure skating teacher in her earlier years. As an adult, she continued this love of children as an early childhood educator, where she worked at Sydney Day Care for many years.
Left behind to mourn are her son, Matthew; grandson, Noah, Grande Prairie, Alberta; brothers, Barry (Barb), Ontario, Blaine, Ontario; sister, Maureen (Maggie), Kentville and many extended family members. Also left to mourn are her cousin/sister, Jody Moore and her best friends, Liz MacDonald and Mary Ozon.
Cheryl was predeceased by her son, Noah; father, Walter and mother, Eileen (Madore) Hemphill.
Cheryl will always be remembered for her kind smile, fun sense of humour and infectious laughter.
Special thanks to Dr. Steve MacDougall, My Cape Breton Home for Seniors and Harbourstone Enhanced Care staff.
At Cheryl’s request, cremation has taken place, and a celebration of Cheryl’s life will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Donations in memory of Cheryl may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the SPCA Sydney.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Matthew and Noah. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We truly shared some wonderful times together over the years and particularly when we were all skating. What a group we were and Cheryl right in the middle of it all doing what she did best taking care of kids.
To the Hemphill family, you have lost your baby sister and a true angel. Remember her fondly and treasure those memories. From: Richard Book
We are deeply saddened to hear of Cheryl’s passing . She was a very caring and kind individual . The world will be at a loss without her presence . Sincere Condolences to all who knew and loved her . She was a good Friend . RIP Cheryl .
From: Ron and Carol Boutilier
Barry, Blaine, and family; we were so sorry to read of your sister Cheryl passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Jim and Sandi Redmond
Campbell River, BC
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom Mathew, sincere condolences. May she R.I.P
Barry and Blaine and families: : So sorry to hear of your sister Cheryl passing.
Matthew and Noah. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. So many great memories of our times in Sydney particularly with the Figure skating club. She was always so passionate about skating and truly in her element when she was helping kids which lasted throughout her life.
To the Hemphill family you have lost your baby sister and an angel. Remember her for the loving and caring person she was. She is at rest now and in the care of those who went before her.
To Cheryl’s Family:
I was saddened to hear of Cheryl’s passing. She was an exceptional individual and had a great love and dedication for her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, as you try to navigate the difficult days and months ahead. May Cheryl RIP! 🙏 ❤️ – Nancy MacNeil
My sincere sympathy to all of Cheryl’s family and friends. She was a beautiful person with a heart of gold. She was my daughters daycare teacher who later on became a great friend. She always had a smile on whenever I would see her. I hope you can find some comfort in all of your wonderful memories and knowing just how many lives she has touched.
It was special to see how well thought of my sister Cheryl by was by her friends and other people in Sydney and beyond . Until she was hospitalized we spoke a fair amount on the telephone. She will be missed for sure. My Condolences to Matt and Noah. We all feel your pain. Covid has been smashing away at us so as a result I will not be able to take that 1500 km journey. I will miss her for sure. Also to see the name of a friend Fabian Sutherland who I haven’t seen in years . I thank you for your condolences, A true friend who just quietly goes his way time to notice her obit… A friend is a friend
Matthew and family, my heartfelt thoughts are with you. Cheryl and I made many great memories over the years during our school years together. And continued with good times while working at Sydney Daycare. Such a loss, too early for her to go.
I would love to attend her service but unfortunately I will not be in town. Take care.
It was with great sadness I heard of Cheryl’s passing and with a heavy heart that I can not attend the service tomorrow. You will all be in my thoughts, especially you Matthew, and your son Noah. She lives on in you and I know you made her very proud. Sincere condolences to all. May she Rest in Peace.
I was so sorry to lean of Cheryl’s passing from Maureen. I have such clear memories of Cheryl’s smiling face as a youngster living up the street. My deepest sympathies to your family on the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.