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Cheryl Joan Rohrig (nee Honkey)

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On September 21, 2012 @ 2:17 pm In Obituaries | 15 Comments

1955 ~ 2012

After a yearlong battle with Glioblastoma Cancer, surrounded by her loved ones, Cheryl  Joan Rohrig (nee Honkey) passed away peacefully  on Friday, September 21st, 2012 at the Pinawa Hospital at the age of 56.

Cheryl was born in Whitemouth, MB on October 18, 1955.  She was raised by her parents Gloria and Norman Honkey in Seven Sisters, MB and attended school in the Seven Sisters/Pinawa/Whitemouth area.  On June 9, 1985 Cheryl was married to Tim Rohrig and together they have resided in River Hills, MB. Cheryl was employed by Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) until her date of diagnosis which she then took a medical leave and spent the best quality time with Tim, her family and friends.

Remembering Cheryl are her loving husband Tim and their children Donald (Michelle) Naismith; Terinia (Ken) Bruchanski, Payton, Sloane; Michael (Amanda) Owen, Cooper Naismith; Juanita Lambert (Mike Cole), Lukas Lambert, Tyler and Samantha Cole.  She will be forever in the thoughts of her dad Norman Honkey,  her devoted sister Arleen (Harry) Pluchinski, Chris (Daughter Jerzi) Pluchinski, Jen (Brent) Brandon, Rylynn Palichuck, Holly Pluchinski (Andrew Shallcross) and her special “Hydro Stinky” friend, cousin and Sister-in-law Vicki (Kent) Rohrig. Cheryl is predeceased by her Mother Gloria Honkey, Father-in-law Eric Rohrig and Brother-in-law David Rohrig.

While it’s true that Cheryl had many passions – from her love of travel right down to her love of the movie “Dirty Dancing” – her greatest love was that of her husband Tim and family.  Cheryl found joy in organizing her work BBQ’s, spending time with her grandchildren, and camping from the moment the snow was gone until it returned.  Above all attributes that Cheryl possessed, her strength and courage for herself and everyone was nothing short of inspirational.  She is loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Cheryl’s family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the medical staff of the Pinawa Hospital and Health Science Center, as well as Cancer Care Manitoba.  Their professionalism and understanding was greatly appreciated and helped Cheryl and the entire family to navigate through the most difficult time of her life.

A memorial for Cheryl was held  at Sobering Funeral Chapel, in Beausejour, on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Following the memorial, internment took place in St. Paul Lutheran Church in River Hills, MB.

In lieu of flowers it is Cheryl’s wish to have donations made to:  The Guardian Angel Caring Room at 1018 – 675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

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Condolence from Larry and Kim Palmeruk on September 21st, 2012 10:52 pm

Tim and family, please know you are in our thoughts always. Cheryl was such a wonderful person. I have such great memories from when we were kids out at Granny’s and Uncle Norman and Aunt Gloria’s. I loved how she also took such an interest in our family history and devoted so much time to it. We had lots of nice chats on Facebook, sometimes every morning for quite a stretch of time. I’m sending hugs to all of you and the family and to Uncle Norman and Arleen and her family. See you Monday.

Condolence from Arleen Pluchinski on September 21st, 2012 10:54 pm

My sister my very best friend, my heart is broken, but you have given and shown us such great strenght it is unbelievable.Love you forever and always

Condolence from Tanya Palmeruk on September 21st, 2012 11:23 pm

No words can express our sorrow and condolences for all of my family. It has been many years since I have seen all of you, but I have been in contact with Cheryl many times over the computer. She will always be in our hearts and missed deeply. To all of you by her side special hugs as I know how hard it is to watch a loved one slip through our life time and into another. May she spread her wings as a beautiful butterfly and be our guardian angle! Love Tanya

Condolence from Rich & Connie Hamon on September 21st, 2012 11:35 pm

We are so grateful to have had Cheryl as our close friend, at and beyond work, in and out of her favourite campgrounds. She became part of our family, and we strove to be part of hers. We always drew happiness from Cheryl’s sunny disposition, and marvelled at her organizing skills. She set a high standard for us all. All these things we will never forget, while joining you in missing her very much.

Condolence from Tracey Bachynski on September 22nd, 2012 9:13 am

Cheryl was a very special lady who fought a good fight.but now is her time to rest in a better place with family gone before her.The family have many memories that will help heal the hurt.I know she will never b far from your thoughts.Rest in Peace Cheryl

Condolence from Linda & Gerry Pearson on September 22nd, 2012 9:51 am

Our heartfelt message to you and the family of Cheryl. So sorry to hear the sad news. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Margit MacCharles (nee Kunz) on September 22nd, 2012 11:22 am

To Cheryl’s Family I extend my most sincere and heartfelt sympathy. I know that words seem so inadequate at this time, but I know from my own experience that they do bring peace and comfort. Please cherish and Treasure your memories of Cheryl, she was a very special person and she touched many lives. She will never be forgotten.

The last time I saw Cheryl (and I had not seen her in many, many years) was at the Wpg. Airport. She, Tim, Vicki & Kent were off on their vacation together in 2010 (I believe). I later learned about her illness from Vicki (her special “Hydro Stinky” friend, cousin and Sister-in-law). Cheryl and I attended school in the Townsite together and then Whitemouth and spent time together in the years of our youth. In my heart I knew I needed to get in touch with her and I am so happy that I was able to share some e-mails with her about our families, share some memories of the days gone by and hopefully I offered her some comfort with my words, thoughts and my prayers.

My most vivid memory of Cheryl and something that set an example for me, and put me in awe of her at a very young age was her strength, her determination and her commitment to raising and caring for her children. They have lost a wonderful “Mother” & their children have lost a wonderful “Grandmother” . . .

I can still hear her laugh after all these years and I too love the movie “Dirty Dancing”. My only wish is that Cheryl would not have had to battle this horrible disease and that she could have had “The Time of Her Life” for years to come instead of having to leave this earth and all of her loved ones behind at such a young age.

This quote is how I believe Cheryl fought her battle . . .

“I’ve never been one to run from a challenge”. Patrick Swayze

From the Heart & In Friendship,
Margit MacCharles (nee Kunz)

Condolence from Marilyn Joyal on September 22nd, 2012 2:21 pm

My sincere condolences to all of Cheryl’s family. I recall Cheryl as a friendly, upbeat soul with a happy go lucky attitude. I am sure she will be greatly missed by all of you but I think that wherever she is now, she is making those around her feel welcome and happy!

Condolence from Gaylen & Al Schott (Kelowna, BC.) on September 22nd, 2012 4:38 pm

Dear Cheryl’s Family & Friends,

We are so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. Vicki kept us posted as to her condition. She sure did put up a battle & what a trooper she was. Know that she is in a better place & one day you will all be reunited again.

I know you will all find the next while very difficult as you so so long to a very dear loved one.

Our thought & prayers are with all of you during this very sad time.

With our Sincere Sympathy
Gaylen & Al Schott

Condolence from Trish Gulenchyn on September 23rd, 2012 9:59 pm

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family.

Condolence from Angela Morelli on September 24th, 2012 12:30 pm

To Michael, Amanda and family,

So incredibly sorry to hear of your loss of your mother. Please know that our hearts are with you in these very difficult times. Take care,

Your friends in Group Pricing, Great-West Life.

Condolence from John and Lori Pietracci on September 24th, 2012 8:01 pm

Tim and children,Arlene and Family,

Your wife,your mother,your grandmother, your sister,your aunt, your inlaw, Cheryl, absolutely, was, in my whole life, the strongest person I ever knew, and with that strength, managed to maintain the integrity of also being the nicest person I ever was so fortunate to know, to Love and to mourn. It has been many years since she and I went fishing, snow-shoeing, carpentering,but-without a doubt, I never knew anyone that had a bigger or better heart than Cheryl. The heavens are trully blessed with her arrival, and we that remain on earth, have lost a Great one.

Condolence from myrna wick (pawlyshyn) on September 24th, 2012 11:24 pm

my sincere prayers and sympathy are with the family . May God bless you all at this time.

Condolence from Cheryl Jerome and Family on September 26th, 2012 10:17 am

Dear Mike, Amanda, and Family

We didn’t know Cheryl, but from what we have read in her obituary and from the thoughts and stories conveyed from her friends and family, you can tell that Cheryl was an incredibly beautiful woman who always gave from her heart and lived life to the fullest.

We are so very sorry for your loss.

You are in our thoughts,
Cheryl, Trevor, Sam and Bella

Condolence from Bonnie and Al McLean on October 1st, 2012 5:40 pm

Tim and Arleen and Families – my dear friend will always be in our hearts. Al described Cheryl as being the person you didn’t have to make up kind comments about – she really was the most caring, kindest, strongest and loving person in our lives. We will always miss her but hope her strength has rubbed onto us and all of you.
XO Bonnie and Alan McLean

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