Brunner, Sherrin

Sherrin Brunner passed away on November 18, 2017 at the young age of 72. In her last moments, she was surrounded by her family and blanketed with many hugs and kisses. The best way to describe Sherrin would be to say she was a great Woman, Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She was renowned for always finding a silver lining on every dark cloud, she made her children and grandchildren believe they could achieve anything they set their minds to and she could talk the ears off an elephant. She was as tough as they come and although she stood barely 5 feet, she had no problem confronting anyone or anything with the presence of a giant. She was a fantastic cook, her cabbage rolls were to die for and her cookies, tarts and squares were sinful. She would always leave a knife in her peanut butter squares and taught us that if you only cut a small sliver at a time, the calories didn't count (best advice ever!). She was hilarious but couldn't tell a joke. She had a contagious laugh and could play all day with her grandchildren - they even managed to convince her to climb in a laundry basket so they could push her down the stairs (we still laugh about that one). She had a green thumb and loved every minute she spent in the garden. She always counted on her husband, Dick, to keep the garden's watered and if you called him mid-summer it was guaranteed he would complain about spending half his days watering her plants (too funny). She will be terribly missed. Sherrin is survived by her loving husband, Dick, her two sons, Barry and Jamie (Meagan) and her three grandchildren, Piper, Fox and Ronin. Sherrin also leaves behind her sister Geraldine (Allan). Sherrin is predeceased by her parents, Gerhardt (1989) and Christina (1979); her two brothers, Edgar Schrader (1949) and Grant Schrader (2014) and sisters, Marion Schrader (1943), Eileen (Tom) Hygard (1948), Myrna (Fred) Haas (1973), Elruth (Frank) DeWindt (1980), Lorna (Arnold) Kinzel (1992), Florence (Jack) Fedyck (2008) and Margaret Schrader (2013). Please give generously to the Alberta Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2, "in memory". A "Celebration of Life" will be held, in lieu of a service, this summer in Seattle, WA. Friends so wishing may share their condolences to the family by visiting www.connelly-mckinley.com.

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