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In Loving Memory Of

Cherie Hamm


Cherie Grace Hamm passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, AB, at the age of 36 years.

Cherie was born to Henry and Irene Hamm on May 11, 1981. Little did they know that their baby would have unique challenges in life. She was born blind and had Cerebral Palsy, and yet that didn’t keep her from the zest of life, with her humour and wittiness. Because her sight was gone, her hearing was acute. She knew what was happening around her, and saw into people’s hearts.

After graduating from high school, she spent 1½ years at Peace River Bible Institute, then lived for periods of time in La Crete with a friend, in her own house, in a seniors’ home in Hythe, with a couple in Grande Prairie, and lastly, living independently at the Gardens along with her cat, Cali.

In the last few years, her energy level decreased severely due to congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension caused by blood clots in her arteries and in her lungs. She just couldn’t push through her last bout of pneumonia this time. Her family was present as she breathed her last breath and she entered into the place that she longed for.

She will be deeply missed by her parents Henry and Irene Hamm; sister Julie (Scott) Pravitz and nephews Jake, Alex and Branden; brother Tim (Shealene) and niece Ariellah; brother James (Rebecca) and nephew Bentley; and sister Meagan (Ryan) Gladu ad niece Emily. She has many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and acquaintances who have been inspired and entertained by who she was. She will be tenderly and severely missed by all who got to know her. With her new body now, she is able to see Jesus’ face along with all the wonders of creation. She can dance with joy because she has finished the end of her journey on earth.

A Viewing will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00pm at Grande Prairie Alliance Church (15502 102 St.).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


In Loving Memory of

Cherie Hamm


 Print Funeral Service Details


Friday, November 10, 2017
7:00 PM
Oliver's Funeral Home
10005 - 107 Ave
Grande Prairie
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Funeral Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, November 11, 2017
2:00 PM
Grande Prairie Alliance Church
15502 102 St
Grande Prairie, Alberta
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