Marks, Cheryl 'Sherry'

Marks, Cheryl 'Sherry'

July 25th, 2021

June 25, 1958 – July 25, 2021

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Sherry Marks on Sunday, July 25, 2021. She was a loyal and devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend of those whose lives she touched. 

Born in London, Ontario, Sherry carved the path of possibility for those who were dedicated to their work. Through her 41 years of service with London Life (now Canada Life), she was well known for her intellect, work ethic, sense of humour, and commitment to assertiveness when faced with challenges in her role. In 2018, she retired as the Manager of Field Relations, and left a legacy of female empowerment in the workplace. 

Sherry made an impact on all of the lives she touched and was often coined as ‘the life of the party’, bringing joy and laughter into social settings accompanied by music and dancing. She was known to keep an immaculate house, was highly skilled in problem solving, and kept everyone in her life organized (this included weekly reminders, such as garbage day). A father’s girl at heart, gardening and puttering around were also a passion. 

Sherry blessed us with her daughter, Chenise, with love and dedication to ensure her ‘baby’ was a symbolism of her most admirable qualities: strength, charisma and whit. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 23 years, John; her only child, Chenise; sister, Tracy (Brian) Hartwick; brother, Jeff (Kathryn) Levitt; her parents, Ken and Mary Levitt; as well as numerous relatives and friends. She will be dearly missed by her friends at the RiverBend Golf Community, as well as her Hunt Club neighbourhood walking buddies.

The family would like to thank the palliative care team on the 6th floor at Victoria Hospital, for the kind and compassionate care given to Sherry. 

A Celebration of Sherry’s Life will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Registration is required to attend.

To register, please click here:  Registration page for the Celebration of Sherry's Life on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Sherry are asked to consider Anova (Clarke Road, London location) – as it provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for women, their children, and all oppressed individuals to find a new start.  

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Cindy ArthursJohn and Chenise, wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time. Sherry will never be gone from my heart and I share your sadness. She was such a wonderful, funny person and I was blessed with so many memories of her. I'll think of her always and hope your memories will bring you comfort. Thinking you both Cindy Arthurs
Pauline HandfieldJohn, Chenise, & family....I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Sherry was a dear friend that I respected tremendously, and that I laughed with enormously. From the times we golfed together, to our walks around the neighborhood, and our backyard visits. Her kindness, wit, generosity, and love of life will be sadly missed. Cheers my friend.... xox
Alex E. SumnerJohn and Chenise: Sharing in your sorrow. With love and friendship The Sumner Family
Patty WexlerJohn & Chenise, I was very saddened and shocked to hear this news. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the memories you hold closest bring comfort during this very difficult time. Patty
Jean KemplingJohn my deepest sympathies on Sherry's passing
Bev Lacelle My deepest sympathies to you John and your family. Bev Lacelle
Kim Waugh (Grigg)My deepest sympathy to John and family. May your memories give you comfort during this sad time. I am so sorry for your loss.
Graham NattressI had the great fortune of working with and getting to know Sherry over years at London Life/Great-West Life. A highlight was a 6 week trial we worked on in St. John's, Newfoundland. It was an unforgettable time and Sherry once again proved to be a rock, this time on The Rock. My condolences to John and Chenise, family and friends.
Judy WestonJohn, Chenise and family, I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Sherry was a beautiful, highly respected accomplished woman with an incredibly kind heart, wicked sense of humor and contagious laughter. A profound loss to your entire family. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Judy xox
TanyaJohn & Chenise, I send my deepest condolences to you and the family. Sherry was a strong woman and will be missed dearly.
Phil SlominskiDeepest sympathies to the entire family. So fortunate to have crossed paths with Sherry. She will be missed.
Ritz MacIntyreSending my deepest sympathy to Sherry’s family. I worked with Sherry prior to her moving to the marketing area. She was such a bubbly person and will be truly misses by all who knew her.
Steve KennedyOur thoughts and prayers are with you all. Truly blessed to have known Sherry and will cherish the many laughs we shared over the years.
Jim BrownleeJohn and Chenise, although we never met I feel I know you both because of how Sherry always talked proudly and lovingly about you both. Sherry and I worked together between the early 2000's and until she retired. We had a great working working relationship and I always knew I could consult with her on any matter and she'd always provide great advice and counsel. I was so saddened to hear about your loss. I will miss her terribly.
Steve and Monica HughesKen and Mary and family, we were so sad to hear about Sherry passing away. Those years at your Port Franks cottage where all the kids roamed the beach were amazing. Traci, Sherry and Jeffy were so much fun at the neighbourhood pot luck dinners when all the families got together. Sherry will be greatly missed.
Charlene WattersI'm deeply saddened by the news of Sherry passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family & friends. Sherry will be greatly missed.
Bob EdmundsonJohn Our deepest condolences on the loss of your lovely wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family at this most difficult time. She will certainly be missed but remembered forever. Bob and Miriam
Debbie HydeThe news of Sherry’s passing was such a terrible shock. I knew Sherry while employed at London Life, (now Canada Life). Sherry was always a delight to talk to and a lady I always admired. My sincere sympathies to the family. May the Lord give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Mike JewisonJohn and Chenise, I was very sorry to read of Sherry's passing. I fondly remember the years we all spent at the diamond when the girls played fastball together. My sympathies to you and your family.
Brian & Sandy DavyJohn & family Our deepest sympathies to you and your Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Regis & MarkWe are heartbroken by the unimaginable loss of our dear friend Sherry. Our hearts go out to you Chenise, John, Ken, Mary, Tracy & Jeff as well as your families. Sherry brightened our lives and brought so much joy, laughter and an abundance of love. We treasure every memory we have and hope that your memories will bring comfort and ease the pain of your great loss. We love you all!
Reid & Pat HeffernanJohn and Chenise, our deepest condolences to you and all members of the family.Our thoughts will be with you through these difficult times.
Erin DixonJohn and Chenise, my condolences to you and your family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Sherry’s passing. She will be missed by many.
Lesley DuffyMy deepest condolences to all of Sherry's family. Like many, I worked with Sherry at Canada Life. I feel blessed to have worked with her and to have called her my friend. What a great sense of humor -- did we ever have some good laughs at work! While she loved her "work family", nothing compared to the love and admiration she had when she spoke of her family, especially for her daughter, Chenise. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Susan MacLeanMy sincerest sympathies to your entire family on the loss of such a dynamo as Sherry. I had the pleasure of getting to know Sherry while she was diligently working some of her files. No matter how busy she was, she always had time to discuss the file and give updates. She worked hard, played hard and always found the humour in life. I told her often that the company owed her a vineyard to help her 'cope' with the work load. She will be truly missed and never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lesley FluteMy sincere sympathy to John, Chenise and all of Sherys family. I had the pleasure of working under Sherry in field relations i left to return to the UK and kept in touch fir a little while then lost touch for some reason. Sherry will always hold a special place in my heart. RIP my friend see you on the other side fly high❤️ 😢
Anita ChanMy sincerest condolences to John, Chenise and family. May memories be eternal. I had the pleasure of working with Sherry for many years. She was a strong woman and very well respected. Sending you all much positive strength to get through the tough days ahead. RIP Sherry!
Delene Kingdom John and Chenise- my sincerest condolences for your loss. Sherry’s London Life family loved her dearly. Her larger than life personality and sense of humour stand out as highlights of working with her for many years. Rest In Peace my dear friend: you were one of the good ones and will be dearly missed.
Lynn BryantSo sorry to hear of your loss, John and Chenise. Sherry was such a vibrant person; it's hard to believe she is gone. I am sure you and your family will all have lots of great memories of fun times had with her.
Matt, Erin and Amelia John and Chenise, we are thinking about you and the rest of your family in this time of extreme sorrow. Know that Sherry’s friendship was so valuable to our family. She meant so much to Amelia and we will miss her dearly. Our love and support is with your family always.
Mike CunneenDear John and Chenise My deepest condolences on Sherry's passing .Was so fortunate to work with her for many years at London Life , more fortunate to consider her my friend . My thoughts and prayers go to you both with the hope that todays sorrow will be soon replaced by great memories RIP Sherry
Sylvia ReiterDear John, Chenise and family members, know that Sherry was so appreciated by those who had the good fortune of working with her. When she came to Montreal, we would always go out for drinks and she would affectionately speak of her family, especially her wonderful daughter and her devoted husband. Sherry transitioned from client to friend. We both retired at the same time and we had kept in contact. I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Sherry deeply.
Joan LamoureuxSherry absolutely was the life of the party! I started a neighbourhood progressive party when I lived around the corner. When Sherry took over the planning she grew it to its present fabulousness. She was a dynamo! Just heard the very sad news today. I’m so sorry for John and Chenise. Chenise babysat my girls way back when. You are both in my thoughts. 🌹🌹🌹
Bill SpackmanJohn and Chenise John my deepest condolences on the passing of Sherry My thoughts are with you both at this time
Leslie GarrettMy dad and I were so sorry to hear about Sherry's passing. She is remembered by us as full of life, with laughter that would ring through Port Franks. May her memory be a blessing to all who loved her.
Brianna SmithVery saddened by the news. My deepest sympathies to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Sherry at London Life and she was good friends with my Aunt. May she rest in sweetest peace.
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