1944 to January 13, 2014
On January 29, 2014, former Edmonton City Councillor, social worker and committed community activist, Sherry McKibben, passed away at age 69. Sherry touched many lives and shaped many communities.
Over her career, Sherry was the Executive Director of the Boyle McCauley Health Centre, Norwood Community Services Centre and HIV Edmonton. She was candidate, President and Chief of Staff with the Alberta NDP. She contributed her energy to many social justice causes locally and internationally. At the time of her passing she worked with Home Care, Alberta Health Services and wrote a column on aging for the Boyle McCauley News.
Sherry is survived by her wife, Karen Matthews; daughters, Rhianna and Rowan Flaherty and Kathleen Thompson; sister, Sylvia (Doug) Flood and many other loving family members.
She is predeceased by her parents, John and Herta Schymizek.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the Maclab Theatre in the Citadel, 9828 – 101A Avenue.
In lieu of other tributes, donations can be made to Crossroads International, HIV Edmonton or the Boyle McCauley Health Centre.