Obit: WURSTER, Cheryl M [née RHODES]

Cheryl M Wurster 1975-2011
WURSTER, Cheryl M. - 36, of Fall River, NS passed away Monday, October
17, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Born in 1975 in Amherst, to
Rick and Karen (Schrage) Rhodes, Cheryl spent her childhood and teenage
years growing up in the small village of River Hebert, a community she
was proud to call home. As a young girl Cheryl’s sweet and innocent
personality made her a delightful student and cheerful classmate. Cheryl
always enjoyed being part of everything social: Brownies, ballet and
band in her younger years and soccer, Student Council and Yearbook
during her high school years. Cheryl’s scholastic abilities and
leadership talents earned her many awards and achievements. Her passion
for helping others led her to St. Francis Xavier University, where she
graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. As a gentle
caring nurse, Cheryl’s diverse experience encompassed many areas of
healthcare - Gables Nursing Home, Highland View Hospital, Public Health,
Sick Kids - Toronto, IWK Health and Dartmouth General. After marrying
Dr. Chuck Wurster in 2004, Cheryl continued to work in the ER.
Together Chuck and Cheryl enjoyed travelling the world, taking in
concerts, live theatre, and sporting events, and most of all getting
together with family and friends. As a loving Mommy to her precious
daughter, Emma Claire, Cheryl never took a moment for granted. While
enjoying every element of Emma’s world, Cheryl spent quality time
instilling the beliefs, values and morals most dear to her. Cheryl
always remained loyal, reliable and true to all who were blessed to be
her friend. Her many acts of kindness and generosity extended well
beyond those close to her.
The courage and strength Cheryl portrayed throughout her life was
nothing less than remarkable. Grounded in her faith, Cheryl was always
positive and optimistic, believing there were lessons from her journey
that could be learned by everyone. Along with her parents, Cheryl is
survived by her husband, Chuck Wurster; daughter, Emma Claire; brothers
Joey (Marsha) Rhodes, Iqaluit and Christopher (Melissa) Rhodes; special
nephews Nathan, Caiden, Jordan and Jacob; sister of the heart Lisa M.
Smith (Troy), New Glasgow; brother-in-law Sean Wurster, Toronto;
in-laws, Dan & Liz Wurster, Bedford. She was predeceased by her maternal
grandparents Gustav & Harriet Schrage and paternal grandparents Charles
& Iola Rhodes, her Auntie Emma Chiasson. Friends and family are invited
to celebrate Cheryl’s life and honour her legacy, by sharing memories
and expressing condolences at Furlong Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St.,
Amherst (902-667-8777) on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
with a Celebration of Life Service at Trinity United Church, River
Hebert on Saturday [October 22, 2011] at 2:00 pm. Reverend Christine
MacLeod officiating. Reception to follow at the Church Hall. Monetary
donations may be made to Cheryl’s preferred charities: SPCA, Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society of Canada and River Hebert Trinity United Church. To
truly honor Cheryl’s memory, her family request all who are able,
consider being a regular blood donor.www.furlongjones.ca
[Thursday, 20-October-2011 Furlong~Jones, Funeral Home, Amherst, NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2011-10-20]