1966 - 2017
Sherry Ann Gross, passed away peacefully at her home in Edith Cavell Care Center, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the age of 51 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. A private burial service followed at the Taber Memorial Garden, where Sherry was laid to rest with her parents.
Sherry is survived by her sister Brenda (Gary) Corns of Grassy Lake and their children Melissa and Whitney, brother Fred (Jodie) Gross of Taber and their son Kaden, brother Tim (Bev) Gross of Stirling and their children Brodie (Kerry) Gross, Colton (Jenny) Gross and Sydney Gross. As well, Sherry had been blessed by two great nieces, Kinley and Katelynn, daughters of Brodie and Kerry. She is also survived by her aunt Tillie Thomas and numerous cousins and close friends.
Sherry was predeceased by her father Albert Gross and mother Lorraine Gross.
Sherry was born on April 11, 1966. She was the youngest of four children to Albert and Lorraine Gross and baby sister to Brenda, Fred and Tim. She spent her early years in Grassy Lake, attending Chamberlain School until grade four. When Sherry was in grade five, the family moved to Taber where she continued her elementary education at St. Patrick’s School. Sherry spent her high school years at St. Mary’s School and was a member of the graduating class of 1984.
Following her high school graduation, Sherry worked for a few years at the Taber Bowling Alley. After this, she worked at Lacey’s Fabrics. Sherry was a talented seamstress and enjoyed being in a space that was definitely her element. She loved to keep her hands busy with crafting, baking and sewing and she was very generous in sharing the results of her efforts. Sherry was especially delighted when nieces and nephews started to arrive and she made sure that each one of them had something special and original, made “with love” from Aunty Sherry.
In October of 1989, Sherry’s life path was changed suddenly by a brain aneurysm that left her in the Calgary Foothills Hospital for three months. Following her time at the Foothills Hospital, she transitioned to St. Michael’s Hospital in Lethbridge for almost a year. During this time, she experienced extensive rehabilitation. Her last stop was the Taber Hospital, where she stayed until she was able to return home where she was cared for by her mom for the next twenty years. In 2010, she moved to Lethbridge, where she spent three years at St. Therese Assisted Living facility and eventually found her final home at the Edith Cavell Care Center in 2013.
Her creative talents extended even after her illness and with the assistance of those that surrounded her, she continued to ensure that family and loved ones received hand made treasures to cherish.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Sherry’s name may be made directly to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park NE, PO Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 www.stars.ca or to the Edith Cavell Care Centre, 1255 - 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0V6.