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- November 24, 2017
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It is with deep sadness that the family of Sherrill Joan Semko announce her passing on November 24, 2017 in Saskatoon. Sherrill was born on October 4, 1939 in Saskatoon. She attended Caswell Elementary School and Bedford Road and Nutana High Schools. After Robertson Secretarial School she worked for Henry Bonli at his design store. She excelled working there and her flare for decorating was evident in the many homes she decorated throughout her life. On August 5, 1959 she married her love Peter Semko. Four children arrived in the next 5 years which kept her very busy. Peter and Sherrill celebrated 58 years together this past August. In 1979, Sherrill worked together with Peter and they built and owned for 28 years Greenbryre Country Club, retiring 10 years ago. Sherrill was active in every part of the business with Peter, the essence of a true working partnership. Sherrill was predeceased by her loving daughter, Whitney Semko; parents, John and Lola McAskill; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Judy McAskill; sister, Elaine McAskill; parents-in-law, Peter and Anne Semko; brother-in-law, Pat Bobyn and sister-in-law, Les Campbell. She is survived by her loving husband, Peter Semko; children, Jay Semko (Colli), Shauna George (Don), David Semko (Nicole); grandchildren, Christine Wood (Kevin); Brianna Burtt (Mark), Michael George (Alana), Alexandra Biddell, Jackson Semko, Olivia Semko, Grace Semko, Ella Semko; great-grandchildren, James, Declan, Ethan, Natalie; cousin, Mary Glauser; sister-in-law, Holly Bobyn; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Vi Ormshaw; brother-in-law, Bob Campbell and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and family across Canada. Sherrill loved her family, big family dinners in which she cooked for days before, entertaining friends, traveling to Palm Springs, the joy of decorating a home, and the simple joy of being surrounded by those she loved. Mom was an advocate of “The Golden Rule” to treat others as you would wish to be treated, and with this in mind the family gratefully declines flowers but asks that you do something kind for others in her remembrance. Sherrill was deeply loved and will be missed.
The Celebration of her Life will take place on Monday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m. from Saskatoon Funeral Home with Rev. Joan Brown presiding.