Cheryl Georgina Lamoureux, 74, of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at the Hilltop Manor in Merrickville, Ontario, after a long battle with Alzheimers and Dementia. She was born on September 21, 1944, in Shelburne, Nova Scotia to Rhoda and John Ryer. She is survived by her loving spouse Ralph Arthur Lamoureux sons, Donald and Christopher (Kit) Lamoureux, both of Nepean, Ontario; granddaughters Taylor, Madison and Sydney Lamoureux and grandsons Cameron Lamoureux, Noah Lamoureux and Samuel Jaimet; three sisters, Phyllis (John) Fitzgerald of St. John’s Nfld., Rhoda (Pete) Tingley of Enfield, N.S. and Beverly (Dave) Huddleston of Shelburne, N.S.; one brother John Ryer of Greenwood, N.S.; and many nieces and nephews. Cheryl’s father John Roger Ryer, one brother, (Buddy) Ryer, and three sisters, Anne (Ralph) Ruggles, Kaye (Joseph) Menard, and Dale Ryer preceded her in death. Cheryl was a long time resident of Nepean, Ontario, and McDonald’s Corners, Ontario, where she retired with Ralph after working for 36 years as a palliative care nurse at various facilities across the region. Raised in Shelburne, Cheryl moved to Halifax to complete training as a Registered Nurse at the Victoria General Hospital and it was while completing that training that she met and later married the love of her life Ralph, a navigator in the Canadian Armed Forces. Their early years found them in several postings across the Maritimes and Ontario, and the many friends they connected with over the years is a testament Cheryl’s quick wit, sincere caring nature and her beauty, which made fostering lasting friendships effortless for her. Cheryl especially loved reading, gardening, playing card games, watching movies and home renovation shows, and playing the piano, which she learned as a child. She also loved to volunteer and spent time every weekend helping her church and the surrounding community with fundraising and organizing events. In alignment with her wishes, a service will be held in the spring at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church in Perth, Ontario, and a summer celebration of her life with be taking place in Nova Scotia (dates and location to be confirmed). A wake was held on Monday, December 17, 2018, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Lamoureux family home located at 42 Tripp Crescent in Barrhaven for friends and family who would like to say farewell to a very special lady. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Canada http://alzheimer.ca/en/Home/Get-involved/Ways-to-donate.