Wellwood, Cheryl

Surrounded by her loving family, Cheryl Elizabeth Wellwood of Merlin passed away on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at the age of 71. Cheryl was one of eight children born to her late parents Stewart and Tillie (Morin) Eldridge and is survived by her twin sister Charlene (Dave) Weber of Chatham, her sister Janice Taylor (late Jim) of Chatham, by her brothers Larry & Jan Eldridge of Chatham, Glen Eldridge of Chatham, Neil & Jayne Eldridge of Merlin, Kevin & Deb Eldridge of Chatham, Charles & Kim Eldridge of Windsor, a special sister in law Kathy Eldridge of Chatham and several nieces and nephews.  One day at a High School hockey game, she caught the eye of a young man named Neil Wellwood and on February 26, 1966 they married, beginning a journey that would span over 48 years.  Cheryl and Neil were blessed with two daughters Colleen & Dennis Garlough of Merlin and Joan & Sandy Matthew of Blenheim and their blessings continued to include five grandchildren Rebekah, Joe, Meg, Grace and Cole.  Cheryl will be remembered by her brothers in law and sisters in law who she loved very much; Diane Halliday (late John) of Kingsville, Keith & Ann Wellwood of Merlin and Marlene & Brad Delyzer of Merlin.  Cheryl trained as a Registered Nurse and worked for a time at the Public General Hospital before beginning her most treasured career as a Mom and Farmer’s Wife.  She was a kind and caring soul who always put the needs of others before her own.  Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street in Blenheim on Friday for visitation from 2 – 4 & 7 – 10 p.m.  A Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Eric Skillings of St. Andrews Church in South Buxton will be held in the Funeral Home on Saturday November 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.  Interment will follow in Pardoville Union Cemetery.  Friends wishing to remember Cheryl with a memorial donation are asked to consider St. Andrews United Church or the Public General Hospital Foundation.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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