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Cheryl Mae Ashley

October 17, 1948 ~ January 31, 2022

Cheryl Mae Ashley

It is with the utmost sadness we share the loss of our Wife, Mom, Sister, Grandma, Great Grandma & Friend. She passed peacefully in Whitehorse, Yukon, in the early morning hours of January 31st, 2022.

Cheryl was born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan. She was the oldest of Bruce & Ila Wards 5 children. She spent her school years in Alameda. She moved to Regina where she met her husband of 52 years, Robert Ashley. They went onto Alberta to start their family. In 1989, the family moved to The Yukon. It was only after a few years in Whitehorse that she and Bob decided they would make Tagish their final Home. Many hours, Holidays & Vacations were enjoyed there with her.

She is survived by her Husband Robert (Bob) Ashley, Daughters; Maureen Yaklin (John Anderson), Stacey Ashley (Gilles Archambault), Sons; Robert Ashley, Richard Ashley. grandchildren; Natalya Copes(Rick), Scott Anderson, Lane Yaklin(Dana), Jordan (Torianna),Ila & Hunter Ashley, Mia Archambault, great grandchildren; Sophia, November & Maverick Copes, Abigail Anderson, Charlette & Anastasia Yaklin, Royce & Archer Thomas, sister; Debra (Sam)Main, brother; Bradley(Sharon) Ward, sister-in-laws Maureen Nassiff & Patricia Ashley. As well as many other family & close friends.
Predeceased by her Mother & Father; Bruce and Ila Ward, Sisters Coreen Ward and Cindy Morson, mother in-law Julia Clarke.

Cheryl will be fondly remembered & missed by many, none more so than by her family. Mom, You gave us your smile, strength and ability to love unconditionally. You will live on in our hearts forever.

She was laid to rest by her immediate family, with a beautiful graveside ceremony on February 8th, 2022.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Comments (4)
  • 16 February 2022
    Karen Cobham

    Bob,, Maureen, Stacy, Rob, Richard and Families,
    We are so sorry to hear about the death of Cheryl, loving wife, mom,
    grandma and great grandma.
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
    Bill and Karen Cobham

  • 4 March 2022
    Nancy Huston

    Dear Bob, Stacey and family …We are so very shocked and sad to hear of the passing of Cheryl! Upon our recent return to Whitehorse friends have informed us of your loss! Your dear Cheryl was always such a kind and positive women. We always had such good laughs when we saw each other! Given theses last couple years visiting at Tagish was not possible…I will always regret that! Our sincere sympathies to you all! Nancy and David Huston

  • 7 March 2022
    Chris Simpson

    It is with great sadness to hear that Cheryl has passed. She will always be in my heart and lovingly remembered. My deepest sympathies to Bob, Maureen, Stacey,Robbie, Richard and families.❤

  • 30 March 2022
    Pat Haywood

    I met Cheryl and Bob at the Jean C. Barber Cancer Lodge in Vancouver several years ago when Bob was undergoing treatment. They were friends of Glenn’s Allen both living in Tagish. They were such a lovely couple and I enjoyed seeing them many times

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