Date of BirthDecember 14, 1965

CHERYL DONISON-LUCHSINGER Obituary

Date of BirthDecember 14, 1965

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Date of DeathNovember 16, 2016

CHERYL DONISON-LUCHSINGER Obituary

from Ontario, Ontario, Canada

CHERYL DONISON-LUCHSINGER (nee ROUGHLY) Cheryl Lee Donison-Luchsinger died peacefully on November 16, 2016 at Victoria Hospice, surrounded by family, following a heroic battle with cancer. Cheryl was born on December 14, 1965 in Hamilton, Ontario. Cheryl is survived by her husband, Christopher Donison; daughter, Jade Fraser and her husband, Reid Fraser; her son, Kyle Luchsinger; parents, Mary and Donald Roughly, all from Victoria, British Columbia and her brother, Michael Roughly and his wife, Michelle and their son, Noah, who live in Port Severn, Ontario. She will be missed by many other friends and relatives. Cheryl was a dedicated mother to her cherished two children and an avid outdoors-person and athlete. She was an accomplished skier and swimmer and in her growing-up years and later years with her children, loved nothing more than to be at the Georgian Bay family cottage, swimming, canoeing, fishing, and driving the boat. Cheryl's early education was in Hamilton, Ontario at Westdale Secondary School and she later graduated from Conestoga College. Her professional work was in Community Recreation and after working in Kitchener - Waterloo and Saudi Arabia in her early life she eventually settled in Victoria. An excellent baker and homemaker, Cheryl had an exceptional eye for design and brought a fastidious elegance to all of her surroundings at home and to everything she touched. Cheryl's passion for fashion was elevated to an art and her life was a consummate expression of determined energy in the pursuit of a valued life. She loved all living creatures, (except flies) and in later years greatly missed the family golden retriever, Daisy, but was comforted by Casper the cat. Her family wishes to thank the countless dedicated healthcare workers that cared for her over the many years and especially those at the BC Cancer Agency and the Victoria Hospice led by Dr. Douglas McGregor and Dr. Gail Sager. The nurses at Victoria Hospice are in a league unto themselves and Cheryl had the gold standard of care. A memorial service and reception will be held at in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, on Thursday, November 24th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, 1952 Bay St., Victoria, BC V8R 1J8. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallgardens.com