Cheryl Ann Ming
Cheryl Ann Ming (Marinoske) passed away in Whitehorse after a long battle with MS on May 23, 2017. Other than time spent for post-secondary school in both Lethbridge (1 year) and Vancouver (2 years), Cheryl lived in Whitehorse since 1974 where she met her high school sweet-heart and future husband.
An avid reader, fisherperson and card player from an early age, Cheryl was never bored nor boring and took education on everything from history, to computer programming, to carpentry. Always chatty and friendly, Cheryl has been described by her friends as being one of the most kind, unique, quirky, loving, brutally honest, and caring person they’ve known.
Highly creative, Cheryl early on discovered her love of creating crafts, working various types of artistry, and participated with family & friends in numerous craft shows. It was during her training in carpentry that she discovered she had MS. She was an active member of the Yukon Craft Society, the Whitehorse Bridge Club and member of Kiwanis clubs in Vancouver and Whitehorse.
She is sadly missed by her husband Paul, daughter Corbyn, parents Leona & Stan Marinoske, brother Steven (Deborah), and Paul’s family, parents Larry & Loretta, sister Trisha (Shamus) Ming-Brison, brother Jeremiah (Joci), and numerous close friends and extended family.
Thank you to Dr. Zhang, Dr. Kanachowski and the EMS, medical and surgical ward staff of Whitehorse General Hospital.
Per Cheryl’s request, there is no service or funeral, though a celebration of life is being arranged. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Corbyn’s RESP at Sunlife Financial (Whitehorse), or to the MS Society of Canada.