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In Loving Memory of

Cheryl Farr (nee Lisk)

1957 - 2020

Obituary of Cheryl Farr (nee Lisk)

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Cheryl Farr (Nee Lisk) on December 29th, 2020 at the age of 63. Cheryl will be deeply missed by Bill Farr, her best friend and beloved husband of 42 years. Cheryl was the love of Bill’s life - he treasures the beautiful memories of the life they built together. Devoted Mother to William Farr (Stephanie) and Pamela McConnell (Patrick). The loss is immeasurable as we not only lost our Mom but a dear and treasured friend.

Her greatest joy in life was her role of “Grammie” to her four beautiful grandchildren, Jack, Gavin, Freddie and Whalen. She will be remembered fondly for her warm hugs and her endless smoochies will be so missed. Adored daughter-in-law to Edith and William Farr. Sister in-law to John Farr, David Farr, Karen Sypes, Laura Stouth, Elaine Farr and spouses, she was very loved by all. Cheryl will be deeply missed by her Aunt Betty White and Uncle Allan White, Cousins Linda and Neil, Lila-Mae and her Son Ray.
Cheryl also will be missed by her 10 nieces and nephews and all of their children; they each held a special place in her heart.

Cheryl had a passion for horses that started very early in her life. Cheryl was a friendly face and caring horse lover in the equine community over the years. She leaves behind many “barn families” that she cared so deeply for over the years. Cheryl will be dearly missed by her many coworkers at Niagara Health - she considered many her close friends and sisters. The relationships she made during her time at Niagara Health made a profound impact in her life.

We are certain a beautiful reunion has taken place with her loving Mother Shirley Lisk and Jack Lisk.

Cheryl had a passion for good food and good drinks. She made delicious roast beef dinners with world famous gravy, frequently requested by her family. Her famous taco dips were also the first to be devoured at any event. Cheryl adored taking family vacations and loved country music. The memories of attending country concerts together will be cherished by her daughter Pamela and loving sister-in-law’s, Laura Stouth and Karen Sypes.

If you knew Cheryl - you knew she lived a life full of kindness, compassion, and integrity. We plan to honour Cheryl by holding on to these values and continuing to live life to the fullest.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. Cheryl’s life will be celebrated during a private ceremony at the Farr Cemetery at later date. Donations to the Walker Family Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family, and online condolences may be shared on Cheryl’s tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com.

We will miss you, until we meet again.

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Tania Sacco
2 years ago

I am so saddened to hear of Cheryl’s passing. We worked together for many years at the Welland Hospital. She was a very kind , compassionate and dear friend to me. My deepest and heartfelt condolences.❤️

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Annette Price
2 years ago

Cheryl was a genuinely kind and gentle soul with a huge heart. I was fortunate to sit beside her for many years at work where we shared our lives, on the deepest level. Cheryl loved my Jenny and was the most supportive friend I had thru all the years we battled to save Jen and for that I will always be grateful to have had Cheryl in my life. I know Cheryl is my little girls momma bear now in heaven. I know that Pam and BJ will carry the spirit and love of their mom forever. Heaven has gained another beautiful angel.

Rod and Sheila Williams
2 years ago

Bill, BJ, Pam and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. We had great times on the Disney cruises that we went on with your family. Cheryl was caring, fun loving and always had a great smile to share.
You will all be our thoughts and prayers.

Deidra Lunardon
2 years ago

Cheryl was one of the first people I met working at the NHS. She instantly became one of my many “work Moms” as I was around her daughter’s age. I loved having lunch break with Cheryl as it was guaranteed to ensue many laughs and interesting stories from her ranging from going to country concerts in Pittsburgh, buying horses and swimming with dolphins to her many trips to Handlebar Hanks and Sammy’s Pizza. It was always very apparent how much Cheryl loved her family. I miss her already. I hope she is at peace now and that they are playing Kenny for her!

Gale Ortis
2 years ago

It was a joy to have known Cheryl, from our first meeting at Niagara College all those years ago, to working for the NHS, she in Welland and myself in Port Colborne. I will never forget her warmth, kindness, caring and friendship. Please accept me deepest sympathy.

William and Doreen Dodge
2 years ago

We are so sad to hear of Cheryl’s passing she was a lovely caring person and we have wonderful memories of the times we spent at the farm and at the horse shows our love to you Bill and the family

Phyllis and Ken Edwardson
2 years ago

Bill BJ (Stephanie) Pam, We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife and mom. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Carla Maddalena
2 years ago

Bill, BJ, Pam and family. It was my pleasure and privilege to work with Cheryl for over 30 years. She truly became our work sister and friend as we shared many life adventures. Bridal Showers, Weddings, Baby Showers, dinners and even sharing one of Cheryl’s biggest passion, horse back riding. Memories we will all cherish of our very compassionate and dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Cheryl – Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed.

Lorna Kruczynski
2 years ago

There is a hole in my heart with the loss of this wonderful lady. I met Cheryl when she was pregnant with Pam and BJ was just a little guy. We worked side by side for many years. It was my priviledge to be part of the Welland Hospital Heath Records family.. We nicknamed Cheryl “head full of water” because she was so full of compassion, empathy and love for any human or animal who was either physically or emotionally struggling, that she would cry at the drop of a hat. Her emotional sensitivity is just one of the many qualities we all loved about her. Her heart was as big as all outdoors. I feel so blessed to have had Cheryl in my life. Cheryl’s dear family were her greatest pride and joy without a doubt. Bill, BJ, Pam, your spouses and your beautiful children, please accept my heartfelt, deepest sympathy for this incredible loss. Cheryl – may you rest in eternal peace knowing that you were so deeply loved by all whose path you crossed. XXOO

Rick Debbie Helena Kaczkan
2 years ago

Cherly was the kindest person and she touched our heart. She was the first to call and ask when we could meet for dinner and wine at the Harp in NOTL .Cherly and Bill introduced her big family to us.They are all loving like Cherly and were the love of her life. We will miss the talks and laugher at dinners with Cheryl and Bill , the toasts and walks in Niagara on the Lake . Bill and Cherly came and loved the drives in the truck to see Christmas lights. Every thing she saw was like a new experience . I will miss my friend , you are now an angel. Love forever Rick,Debbie,Helena Kaczkanxxxooo

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Rick Debbie Helena Kaczkan
2 years ago

Cherly was the kindest person and she touched our heart. She was the first to call and ask when we could meet for dinner and wine at the Harp in NOTL .Cherly and Bill introduced her big family to us.They are all loving like Cherly and were the love of her life. We will miss the talks and laugher at dinners with Cheryl and Bill , the toasts and walks in Niagara on the Lake . Bill and Cherly came and loved the drives in the truck to see Christmas lights. Every thing she saw was like a new experience . I will miss my friend , you are now an angel. Love forever Rick,Debbie,Helena Kaczkanxxxooo

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Joe and Barb Dallal
2 years ago

Bill, BJ and Pam, We are so saddened to hear of Cheryl’s passing. We met when our kids were in kindergarten, and were friends and neighbours for many years. We will always remember Cheryl’s warmth, kindness and sense of humour. May her memory be a comfort to you always.

David Pihach
2 years ago

My condolences to the entire Farr family. Cheryl was a kind person and a wonderful neighbour along with Bill, BJ and Pam. I am so sorry for your loss. David Pihach

Cathleen DeCosta
2 years ago

I was heartbroken to hear of the passing of Cheryl. I have many memories working with Cheryl at the Welland Hospital. She was a warm and friendly soul who will be greatly missed by many. My deepest condolences to the Farr Family. xoxoxo

Spence and Trudy Falconer
2 years ago

Bill, BJ (Stephanie), Pammy (Pat)we are so sorry for the passing of Cheryl. She was a caring person and would do anything to help us out in anyway. She was a fighter. We will miss her dearly.. She was a great friend for many year,s we love u ❤️

Miller Family
2 years ago

Bill, BJ and Pam- We are all very sad to hear of Cheryls passing. As neighbours and friends for more than 25 years, we were blessed to know such a friendly and loving person. Our kids were always welcome in the Farr home and particularly their pool! We are sure her memory will be a light that continues to shine on in all your lives .

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Doris, Ward and Jacob Williams
2 years ago

Met Cheryl many years ago when we both worked in the same office at the Welland Hospital. Both our families became very close over the years as we both had the same love of Disney, cruising, good food and dancing with a drink in our hand on the beach. We went on many vacations with the Farrs. We actually were planning another one once we got through the pandemic and Cheryl’s medical problems. Time ran out. Cheryl always put others before her own needs, when my son had a lot of medical issues and had to have surgery at Sick Kids, she and Sue took a Go train after work to come see him. She was always his biggest cheerleader. Her family was the most important thing to her. Bill, BJ, Pam and babies my heart is so broken over your loss…Cheryl we love you and miss you

Bruce Kydd
2 years ago

So sorry to hear of the family’s loss

Marcella Lefebvre
2 years ago

I worked with Cheryl for many years in Health Records at WHS. I will miss her kindness and sensitivity towards others. She loved her family very much and I am deeply sorry for your loss. Xx

Sue Atkinson
2 years ago

So very sorry to hear of. Cheryls passing!, My heart aches for her family! I knew Cheryl from the Welland Hospital! She was always so kind,, soft spoken always smiling!! Praying that you all find the strength to get you through these difficult and very sad times!!!

Saskia Delano
2 years ago

I’m so sorry and so very sad to hear of Cheryl’s passing. I loved working with Cheryl. She always had kind words and a loving heart. The world has lost a beautiful soul. Hugs to everyone!

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Pauline Kasubeck
2 years ago

I only met Cheryl a few times at my nieighbors home and at the track with Bob and Joy.I am so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful lady.Anything i would say right now would not offer much comfort with the loss and pain you must feel,but there in your heart,where you miss her the most,where frriendship and love never cease,Somehow you know that she would want nothing more than to see you find comfort and peace.Love and hugs to all.

Barbe Went Chrobot
2 years ago

Cheryl was such a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed. Love and prayers from the entire Chrobot family.

Jennifer McConnell
2 years ago

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Cheryl to this terrible disease. The love she had for Pam and her family was evident to all who met her. I feel honoured to have met Cheryl and spent quality family time with her. You had a special relationship with your Mother that will bring you happiness as your sadness becomes easier to manage. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love..

Kim Mazzone
2 years ago

I worked with Cheryl at the Welland Hospital always had a kind word and cheerful hello when ever I saw her. My sincerest condolences to the family. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Margaret Todd
2 years ago

Bill and family. Deepest sympathy with your loss. Cheryl was kind and caring, always with a great sense of humor. It was a pleasure to have worked with her. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Audra inglis
2 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Billy and family

Sheree
2 years ago

Bill and Family,, We cannot put into words the sadness we are feeling, Cheryl always had a welcoming smile , and always up for a good chat. And always there to lend a hand. We remember our time spent at the barn year,s past. Everyone in your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Cheryl truly was a treasure. Rick Sheree Moyer and Family

Cindy Brown
2 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked in Health Records at Welland Hospital for many years. We had lots of laughs and fun working together. She had a kind heart. Hold on to your wonderful memories. She will be deeply missed .

Randy and April Turpin
2 years ago

Bill,Pam and family, we are so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. She was such a beautiful lady. Whenever we saw her, she was friendly and smiling. She was so kind to my mom when Shirley and mom spent so much time together . Though we hadn’t seen her lately we did touch base on Facebook once in awhile and there was always a kind or encouraging word about our granddaughter’s accomplishments. Hers is a life cut way too short . She will at least have peace and be pain free if a very ugly disease.

Ann Marie and Jim Wiley
2 years ago

Words cannot begin to express how very sorry we are for your profound loss. May the wonderful memories continue to provide comfort to all.
Jim, and Ann-Marie Wiley and Family

Sandy Rivet
2 years ago

Sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. Cheryl was a beautiful caring person.. I worked with Cheryl for many years. She will me missed.

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