Holm, Cheryl (nee Racher)

Written by ECA Review


Cheryl Holm (nee Racher) passed away on Sun. Nov. 14, 2021 at the age of 69 in Hanna, Alta. surrounded by her family.

Cheryl was born July 20, 1952 in Vulcan, Alta. to William and LaQuita Racher. 

She grew up on the family farm with her sister Amanda and her brother Arlin. 

Cheryl attended school in Champion, Alta. until Grade 10 when she then went to high school in Vulcan.

On June 27, 1970 she married Michael Holm and together they raised three children: James, Perry and Bradley. 

They moved around for a few years with Mike’s work, living in Champion, Shouldice and Empress before settling in Hanna in July of 1979. 

They have called Hanna home ever since. Cheryl and Mike enjoyed curling, golf, camping and happy hours with friends and her Bud Light.

Cheryl will be lovingly remembered by her husband: Michael; her children: James (Shannon), Perry, four grandchildren: Darby Holm, Nicholas Holm, Megan Holm and Austin Holm; and her sister: Amanda McCord; sisters-in-law Lynda Smith (Byron) and Valerie Holm, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Cheryl was predeceased by her brother Arlin Racher, her son Bradley, brother-in-law Bob, parents Bill and LaQuita Racher and Mike’s parents Theodore and Doreen Holm.

Cheryl loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Cheryl also spent many hours crocheting and keeping everyone supplied with dishcloths.

A gathering to remember Cheryl will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada or Hanna Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Box 23, Hanna, AB, T0J 1P0.

Hanna Funeral Services Ltd., has been entrusted with the care and arrangements, 403-854-5956, www.hannafuneral.ca.

Card of Thanks

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all friends and relatives for their support. Your words and thoughts have been a comfort to us all through the last days at mom’s side.

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