Please join us for a joint Celebration of Life for Sherry and Don McVittie, taking place Sunday, July 17th, at the Muskoka Discovery Centre, 275 Steamship Bay Rd., Gravenhurst, from 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm. Until then, a heartfelt thank you to all the friends and family that enriched both of their lives.
McVittie, Sherry Gayle (née Speedie)
May 17, 1937 – February 25, 2020
Sherry passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Huntsville Hospice in her 83rd year. She will be remembered by Don McVittie, husband of 36 years and continuing companion to this day. Sherry was the loving mother of David McVittie (Paula), Carol McVittie, and the late Michael McVittie (survived by Maureen). Cherished Gran of Emma and the late Kurtis. Survived by her sisters Betty Bowes (Al), Carolyn Nelson (Howard) and Lynda Coad (predeceased by Paul). Sherry was predeceased by her sister Geraldine Hitchcock and her husband Paul as well as sister-in-law Jacklyn Poland (Danny). Sherry will be lovingly remembered and missed by her many nieces and nephews.
In her day, Sherry was a strong and competitive athlete, a hard worker and businesswoman, an avid and eclectic reader, an artistic talent, a gracious hostess, and always an elegant lady. She loved the outdoors – the lakes, the rivers, the waterfalls, the trails, the campfires and the garden. She walked everywhere (seriously) and was always up for adventures of all sorts – travels abroad and any excuse for a get together. She especially savoured all those many good times with loving family and wonderful friends. She was an anchor for many. ‘Safe crossing to distant shores dear Sherry. The paddle is done’.
The family wishes to express sincere thanks to Dr. Kotchetkov of Barrie, the staff of SMMH, Drs Martin and Deckert and the palliative home care team, Dr. Harold and the Algonquin Grace Hospice Huntsville staff, and Paula for her gentle and attentive home service. The warm embrace of their care and compassion surrounded us all in these last times. We are grateful.
In keeping with Sherry’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
The Celebration of Life for Sherry McVittie, previously scheduled for April 4, has been CANCELLED.
A new date will be announced when the current virus precautions have been lifted.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sherry can be made to Hospice Huntsville, Hospice Muskoka or to SMMH.