McQueen, Cheryl Rolene (nee Graveline) – Passed peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Born May 23, 1944 in Flin Flon, Manitoba to Margaret Skalazoob and Roland Graveline. Step-daughter of Merle Hannigan. She is dearly loved and will be missed by husband Nairn of 46 years; her sons Mark (Jodi) and David (Andrea); grandchildren Matthew, Evan, Ethan and Blake. Cheryl graduated from Cathedral Girls High School. She was a proud member and Past-President of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing (graduating in 1966), Alumni Association. Obtained a Master of Arts in Ministry and Spirituality at the University of Toronto (graduating 1995). She practiced nursing in Canada’s Arctic, where she survived a plane crash, and practiced in Ontario at McMaster University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Villa as well as Saskatchewan at the Saskatoon City Hospital and Royal University Hospital. She founded a company and a program dedicated to helping people cope with grief and loss. She loved travelling the world with her husband to 60+ countries. She enjoyed monthly lunches with the birthday girls, scrapbooking family memories and brunches with the grandkids. She was an avid baker, poetess and fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, and she was a gracious and fun-loving host to large Christmas and Canada Day parties. Friends will be received by the family on Friday, August 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 50 Brucedale Ave. East, Hamilton, on Saturday, August 17th at 10:00 a.m.. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Foundation or St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
My deepest condolences to all friends and members of the McQueen family. My thoughts are with you all.
Sorry for your loss.
We will miss her.
Richard &Linda Tupholme
Deepest Sympathy to all Cheryl’s Family.
. . …. Your Mother truly was one
Of a kind,such a loving caring person.She will be missed by many. Shirley Zesd
I am so sad for your loss.
I worked with Cheryl for a few years at the Villa. She was a gentle and kind nurse. Loved working with her.
When Cheryl started her Grieving groups, she put her everything into that. I was fortunate to have known her, and had a visit with her at Fortinos a few weeks ago. As always, we shared a laugh and as I left that day, I thought of many stories we shared over the years about our families. She sure loved hers. RIP Cheryl.
Such sad news for Nairn and family. Such a vibrant and caring person gone much too soon. Our deepest sympathy to you. Bryan and Leah LeGallais
So sorry My only sister is now not on our planet but gone in to Heaven .. I am so sad…
Thank-you to her family… for all the love she received from each one of you . AS a sister; she is the one who found me in California via a letter !
Our lives have not been together, yet I felt she was close ..
Good-bye, sis ….I will soon join you !! ( God is always in charge )
It is with great sadness to hear about your loss of a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and hostess to family and friends.
She will always remain in our heart and memories.
So sorry to hear my cousin Cheryl passed away. Will truly miss her. Our deepest sympathy & condolences to Nairn and family.
Don Gailynn, Susan Tony & family
My deepest sympathy to Nairn, Mark & David and their families .
I am so shocked & saddened to hear of Cheryl’s passing.
She taught me so much thru her support groups & I had the privilege
of working with her also.
She was an amazing , gifted person to do what she did for bereaved families all over this area.
She will be deeply missed.
Sincerely, Teresa Balardo
Cheryl was a 1966 grad from St Josephs School of Nursing. As a senior student, she was fun loving, but also a mentor to those of us from the class of 1967 .
Cheryl was a proud member of the St Joseph’s School of Nursing Alumnae and served as President and Newsletter editor for several years. Her leadership was tremendous in encouraging membership in the Alumnae.
In respect for her service, her obituary notice was sent to all members of our 1967 class near and far, who will feel her loss.
My sincere sympathy to all of her family. Family was always 1st for her.
Rest with the Angels now dear Cheryl, your work on earth has been successfully completed. Well done faithful servant .
To Nairn, Mark, David & families, I worked with Cheryl’s Mom, Marge at Sears for many years and after retirement we kept in touch, through those years I met Cheryl. My heartfelt sympathies to you in the loss of your Wife, Mom, Grandma, Heaven has an another Angel! My heartfelt sympathies from Darryl Mitchell
THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO..
So sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing.She was truly an inspiration through her involvement with St.Joseph’s School of Nursing Alumnae,being at the helm for so many years. My sincere sympathy to all of her family.Will certainly miss seeing her at our reunions .
Our sincere condolences to Nairn and family .
Nick & Alice Groen
( Mister Restoration)
Cheryl, you were an inspiration and motivation to so many people, in ways you can’t imagine. Your stories charmed us all! Your love of family and your zest for living was clearly captured in all the scrapbooking projects you completed. At workshops, your presence was always felt, and heard, in your laughter and camaraderie. Never a dull moment! You were my support and my angel when I needed you. We extend our deepest condolences to Nairn and all the family. You will be remembered always.
Dear Mark and David:
Even though your mother was a force at St. Augustine’s for years, my real connection to her was through you two. Obviously, your mother had done a great job in raising you; therefore, I celebrate her life and the impact she had.
I am sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Cheryl on the first Blue Christmas service, in Hamilton for grieving people. It was in the 80’s and I was an apprentice funeral director. Cheryl was a pioneer in our field. Please accept my deepest condolences. Sincerely, Christina Walton
I am so sorry to hear this news. My deepest sympathy to Cheryl’s family. Cheryl was such a force for the St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing Alumni. She will be greatly missed by so many. My thoughts are with her family.
Dear Nairn, Mark, David and families: Chris, Anika and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Cheryls passing. She was a wonderful and funny woman and an excellent neighbour, and told some funny stories over the years. We are sorry we will not be able to make the service tomorrow. We will be thinking of you all. Anika will miss Cheryl on Halloween; We always went to see Cheryl first and she always wanted Anika to tell her all about her costumes, and gave her lots of candy. And who will I give my big bunches of rhubarb to now? Godspeed Cheryl. From Chris, Brenda, and Anika Wilson❤️
Cheryl was tremendous in helping me through my grief. 18 years later I still remember her consoling words. Her grief group had a profound impact on my life. My condolences to the family.
Our sincerest condolences to the family of Cheryl McQueen. My family met Cheryl many years ago when she was a young woman living on Sherman Ave, Hamilton. We have fond memories of Cheryl. She was a very sweet girl. LR
With deepest sympathy & condolences to
Nairn, Mark, David & family,
Our thoughts & prayers are with you,
Going to miss my cousin , love Sandra & Katherine
David thinking of you and your entire family at this difficult time. My condolences from my family to yours. Your mother sounds like an amazing lady who touched so many people in her life.