The Terrace community and family and friends of Cheryl Lee Enright were engulfed by sadness with her passing on Tuesday, October 20 at Terrace Mills Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
Cheryl was born August 17, 1954 in New Westminster to parents Bill and Norma Gillis. She was raised in Williams Lake where she attended school and played an active role in her parents’ cafe, the Bil-Nor. Always a warm and vivacious presence, she endeared herself to a multitude of friends and café customers. Her legendary smile brightened the lives of those who grew to know her.
In 1978, Cheryl’s home became Terrace where she raised her three children Candice Huffman, Ryan Huffman, and Blake Enright with her husband and partner, Adrian Enright. Cheryl’s best friend, her mother, Norma, and stepfather, Bill, brother Craig, sister Carla, stepbrother Jim and stepsister Diane played huge supportive roles throughout her life. Her work life gave her an opportunity to meet many in the Terrace and Nass Camp communities: 19 years B.C. Tel Customer Service; 9 years Nass Camp; 7 years Boston Pizza manager.
Cheryl was a humanitarian in the truest sense—-an eternal optimist whose contagious happiness and welcoming presence left its imprint on the many lives she touched. She possessed that rare ability to always think of family and friends before her own needs—–even in times when her cancer and treatments left her physically weaker. Nothing could diminish her loving spirit or selfless nature.
Cheryl is predeceased by her father Bill Gillis and grandparents Albert and Frances Wells. She leaves her loving husband Adrian Enright; children Candice, Ryan, and Blake; parents Bill and Norma Young; and siblings Craig, Carla, Jim, and Diane …..and their families. Cheryl’s service was held on Saturday, October 24 at the Evangelical Free Church followed by a reception at Boston Pizza. The family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks for all of the expressions of love. Those wishing to make a contribution in Cheryl’s memory are asked in lieu of flowers to donate to a charity or foundation of choice.