Sheri Lyn Graham succumbed to a haemorrhagic stroke in Vancouver, BC on February 5, 2023.
Sheri was born in Comox, BC on July 29, 1977 to James (Jim) and Dora Mould. She grew up in Black Creek, BC, got married, moved to Cumberland, BC and finally to Whitehorse, Yukon.
Sheri met her future husband, Colin Graham, on October 14, 1994 when a mutual friend introduced them. They were married on June 14, 1999. They lived in Cumberland BC from 1998 until 2017 when they moved to the Yukon Territory where Sheri fell in love with foxen and the Northern Lights. She was deeply involved in the education system serving in Cumberland with the Parent Advisory Council, District Parent Advisory Council and the BC Council for Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) and after moving to Yukon, became an elected member of the Jack Hulland and Porter Creek School Councils. Sheri was also involved with the Association of Yukon School Councils, Boards and Committees (AYSCBC). She spent a total of 22 years involved with the Girl Guides of Canada, selling cookies as a Guide, and later serving as aleader, role model and mentor to Guides, Guide Units and in additional capacities as the District and Area Commissioner.
Sheri was a doting and loving mother, instilling a love of learning, science and reading in her two daughters, Emily and Sylvia.
Not being overly sporty, and preferring solo events to team ones, Sheri enjoyed reading and target shooting and chasing the Northern Lights when they were out.
Being a cat person, it was a surprise when Sheri fell in love with foxen, until it was made clear that a fox was basically a dog, with cat software.
Together for 29 years, Sheri leaves behind her husband, Colin and their two daughters, Emily and Sylvia of Whitehorse, her mother, Dora Mould of Courtenay, BC, and numerous cousins and extended family, all of whom will miss her presence. She was predeceased by her father, James Mould.
There will be a public memorial held on March 18, 2023 at noon at the McBride Museum in Whitehorse.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers are appreciated.
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