It is with great sadness that the family of Cheryl Winkler announces her passing after her strong battle with Lung Cancer, on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the age of 56.
Cheryl will be lovingly remembered by her husband Duane Winkler, children Maegen Winkler, Terry (Christina) Eldstrom, Jesse Winkler and Tristan Valentine; grandchildren Tristan and Ashton Eldstrom, Hunter and Jensen Winkler and Cherise, Deacon, Keenan and Nova Winkler. She is also survived by her brother as well as brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and dear friends. She will be reunited with her beloved parents, Larry and Claire Rogers.
Cheryl touched the lives of everyone she crossed paths with. Through her many years working in the Provincial park to her last 14 years spent rehabilitating injured and sick wildlife, Cheryl gave every ounce of her soul to the Moose Mountain area and could be considered Saskatchewan's very own Mother Nature. She cherished spending time with her family near and far, meeting kindred spirits, and working on her art work, especially painting on feathers and selling them to raise money for Moose Mountain R & R resident animals. Cheryl was passionate about their care and had a special soft spot for the misunderstood raccoons of the world. She was always rooting for the underdog and never gave up on anything she believed in. She took on any new challenge with grace and in stride.
Notification of funeral arrangements will be made after Christmas. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers please donate to the wildlife organization of your choice in Cheryl's name.