In Memory Of


Sherry Annette MacKay

Nov 30, 1967 - Jun 10, 2021


  A celebration of her life will be conducted sometime in the near future when we can all be together again, and not be scared to hug one another or hold each other’s hands.


MacKay, Sherry Annette
Sherry Annette MacKay was born to Emard, Diana Marie born in Rochdale England and Reinhardt, Donald Arthur born in Medicine Hat Alberta on November 30, 1967. She attended school in Medicine Hat, grew up and found employment, and started her adult life there. Eventually, Sherry gave birth to and started raising 3 children, Matthew, Melodi and Taylor, while still managing to hold a job to support her family. Over the years she found herself in various locations around Alberta like Lacombe, before finally settling down in Rocky Mountain House where she met and fell in love with James Stuart MacKay and his two boys, Alex, and Arron.
Sherry and James met on Feb 20th, 2004, and on May 1st, 2004, they married claiming they had married their best friend, sometimes you meet a person, and you just know that this is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
For the next 17 years, Sherry showed everyone her generous spirit, integrity and love for her family and friends. If you were fortunate enough to know Sherry and be called friend, you were a friend for life, and she would move the heavens to help you if required. Because of a large, blended family of 5 children, Sherry sometime took the odd job and found herself working for extra foods gas bar and Canadian Tire for a while. Eventually, Sherry was blessed with grandchildren and over the next 10 years, stayed at home to help raise and spoil all of them at every opportunity.
Due to economic conditions and the covid pandemic, work was slim, and Sherry was resigned to going back to work to help make ends meet, where she found work as a cab driver for Action Ace cabs. She loved her job and her clients even more, going that extra mile to ensure their travels were safe and the service they received was professional. On May the 7th, the UK variant swept into the MacKay home, making her granddaughter, husband, and herself very ill. Sherry found herself in the Red Deer Hospital Covid ICU ward, where sadly after weeks of battling covid pneumonia, and then another bout of pneumonia while in their care, she passed away with her family at her side on June 10th, 2021.

Sherry was predeceased by her mother Diana in 2002 and her father Donald in 2011.

Sherry is survived by her Husband James MacKay, her children Matthew Beatch (Nicole), Melodi Beatch (Derrick), Taylor Beatch, Alex MacKay, and Arron MacKay. Her grandchildren Lukis Beatch, Drew Bailey, and Remi Beatch along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to thank the Rocky Hospital for the care they provided James and Remi and the Red Deer Hospital Covid Team for everything they could do for Sherry. The Rocky community is a very generous one and we would like to thank everyone who has offered their help and support during this time.

A celebration of her life will be conducted sometime in the near future when we can all be together again, and not be scared to hug one another or hold each other’s hands.

Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626


Lee Ann :

Knowing Sherry from elementary school to high school, growing up in the flats neighborhood, but social media helped connect lost friendships. My deepest condolences to her family!

Glenda Plante:

My condolences to the family! I first met Sherry when I moved to Rocky in 2006. She truly was a mother to all. Always making sure you were ok and if not she had some true words of wisdom to stay positive. When I moved away and would bump into her it made me smile. She was my mamma bear and has a place in my heart! You will be missed by many! Xoxo!

Dion & Carol Fernetti:

We're sadden to hear of Sherry's passing. Glad to have been able to know her, she'll be deeply missed by many. Sending the family strength & love to get through this difficult time and to the ones fighting COVID. Our sincere condolences to everyone.

Bev Cossette Birns:

My sincere condolences to Sherry’s family and friends, though I have never met Sherry I was glad to meet her through FB, spent much family time with her mom when we were young. My mom Doris was Dwayne’s sister. Reading this obituary I know this will be such a great loss to you all

Maureen and Gerry Marlborough:

James and family, we are sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and wish you strength during these dark times. Sherry will always be remembered for her love of family and kindness and generosity to others.
Our heartfelt condolences.

Corry and Kenny:

We are thankfull that we had the chance to meet Sherry and spend 2 wonderfull weeks with you guys. She will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts. Our condolences to the family and we send you all our love

Lee Anne Fandrick and family :

I’m sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to you all

Sigrit Craddock:

My deepest condolences to the family. She will be forever cherished and remembered. Heaven has gained a special Angel. Will miss you Sherry! So many hearts saddened here in Medicine Hat.

Dave and Cheryl Emard :

May the Lord wrap you all in his arms and help give you peace knowing Sherry is no longer suffering. Taken too soon young lady, you will be missed by so many.
Take care James and families.
Love Uncle Dave and Auntie Cheryl Emard

Viveka Johnson :

I am so sorry to hear of Sherry’s passing. Sending my condolences to the family, such sad news.

Shawna and Dale Hainsworth:

Sending condolences to the whole family. Sherry was a very beautiful soul and a very kind person. She will be missed. My heart aches for you all.

Lisa Levesque :

What a great loss to your family and friends . Thank you for your true and Genuine-friendship over the years and always being there ! I will truly miss you . Deepest sympathy.

Lynn Dumont:

My condolences to Sherry's family and friends. Keeping Sherry and all of you in my prayers.

Berkay yaras:

You lost half of your part but You never will pass this days.she will allways in your heart.strong bro...your friend from turkey...

Larry Kelley:

Never had the privilege to meat Sherry, but know the love James has for her. My condolences to all the family and to my friend James. Peace with you all.

Lynn Virginillo:

Thinking of all of you and sending my love With Deepest Sympathy My thoughts and prayers are with you Stay safe. Stay healthy. Love each other and take care of each other like I know you will In my thoughts Aunty Lynn

Antoinette Gretler:

My heartfelt condolences to the family, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bonnie & Rob Kroetsch:

I am so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. I only new your mom from conversations on the street. You are so lucky to have her as angel looking over you all. She will live on in her stories and your hearts.
We are all thinking of you guys if there is anything you need small or large. Day or night we are here.

Virginie and family :

Even though the distance between us we are also hurt by this terrible news. We’ll keep her in our hearts and memories.

All our condolences to the family.

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