ForeverMissed
This website was created in loving memory of Cheryl Gilmour-Smith.
We will remember her forever.  

There is no greater life long love than that of a father for his daughters ~ in this instance, Cheryl and Melanie. For a parent losing a child prematurely, it is ultimate devastation.
Cheryl’s sudden and unexpected departure from all of our lives, without the opportunity to even say ”good-bye”, has left us all in a state of shock, dis-belief, utter sense of loss and many other emotions, because it is difficult to comprehend, let alone understand.
Now is the time to reflect on all of the positive ways Cheryl touched us as a FRIEND,sister, aunt, great Aunt Cheez, partner and daughter; I capitalized FRIEND only to emphasize the extent of her entire family. Blood relatives account for a minority of those she considered ‘family’. She was truly enriched by all those she loved and was overwhelming loved in return.
It is difficult to comprehend just how many lives in one lifetime have been touched by her love . . . loyalty . . . reliability . . . thoughtfulness . . . consideration. . . compassion . . .outgoing personality . . . pleasant demeanor . . . trustworthiness . . . hospitality . . .artistic expression . . . generous gifts of time, energy and treasure . . . and many other attributes that made her so unique.
As her Dad, I not only loved her unequivocally, but I was proud of her as the human being that she was – strong, independent, self-reliant. creative, capable, industrious, self-motivating, all with a ‘take charge’ and commanding, though quiet, presence. Proficient in mind as with her hands, I have often quipped that my girls “ knew more about tools and how to use them than most of the boys they knew”. That knowledge and skill set served her well throughout her all-too-short life; however, her accomplishments shared with us all will long be remembered.
Cheryl‘s death has created a void in all of us that will not soon be occupied. However, if each of us in attempting to fill that void, would adopt, as our own, just one of those traits that made Cheryl so special, we will not only honor her and her life, but will make a small portion of this unsettled world a little bit more civilized.
All of us who loved her did so in such individual ways that we should take comfort in thinking that maybe we helped to enrich her life; I believe we all grow from the friendships we cultivate. Cheryl will be unequivocally missed, but loved and remembered until the end of our individual days. May you find solace in the fact that you shared experiences with this unique and loving woman.
~ Bob Gilmour

If you would like to honor Cheryl's memory, please consider a donation to one of the following organizations:

Montgomery County SPCA
*Perkiomenville Branch
19 E. Ridge Pike 
Conshohocken, PA 19428
610.825.0111
Checks Accepted via US Mail for Local Branch Designation

3 Hearts 4 Paws
P.O. Box 482
Morganville, NJ 07751
3hearts4paws.com
Checks or Paypal Donations Accepted

Be sure to include, In Loving Memory of Cheryl G. Smith with your contribution.


Posted by Jennifer Shrsder on April 17, 2021
Your life was a blessing.  Your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words. And missed beyond measure . I will cherish all of the fun memories ... and be forever thankful for our friendship . Rest easy my girlfriend .I love you !                          
Posted by Maria Falcone on March 27, 2021
Cheryl was one of the most beautiful souls I have had the pleasure to meet in our younger years.  Her family and friends have my deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. The slideshow presented surely reflects her lively spirit which will always remain.
Maria
Posted by Peggyann Wellman waters on March 27, 2021
Cheryl was a Terrific friend, my condolences to Cheryl’s Father and Steve, and her family she lived next to my Mother for quite a few years and was a Bright Sunshine in all of our lives. May she Rest In Peace I know Cheryl is looking down on all of us protecting us.❤️

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Posted by Jennifer Shrsder on April 17, 2021
Your life was a blessing.  Your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words. And missed beyond measure . I will cherish all of the fun memories ... and be forever thankful for our friendship . Rest easy my girlfriend .I love you !                          
Posted by Maria Falcone on March 27, 2021
Cheryl was one of the most beautiful souls I have had the pleasure to meet in our younger years.  Her family and friends have my deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. The slideshow presented surely reflects her lively spirit which will always remain.
Maria
Posted by Peggyann Wellman waters on March 27, 2021
Cheryl was a Terrific friend, my condolences to Cheryl’s Father and Steve, and her family she lived next to my Mother for quite a few years and was a Bright Sunshine in all of our lives. May she Rest In Peace I know Cheryl is looking down on all of us protecting us.❤️
her Life
Cheryl was incredibly kind, thoughtful, generous, extremely creative and beautiful inside and out.  She was a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, confidant and animal lover and nurturer.  Cheryl had a smile and laugh like no other and always made you feel like you were the most important person in the room.  If you've ever received one of Cheryl's thoughtful and artistic gifts, you know what a treasure it was.  No matter how big or how small the gift, you knew it was something you would cherish always.  We miss her terribly and in an effort to comfort one another (just as Cheryl would), we invite you to keep her amazing spirit alive by sharing your favorite memories of her here.
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Shared by Chelsea Brotman on April 19, 2021
My fairy Angel Cheryl... 
I can’t even get any words out ... you’re one of the first people I remember... 33 years you’ve been in my life, no matter the distance between us I can always think back to my childhood and younger years & you are in essentially all of my memories... watch over your great niece Giada I know you would have had so many creative things for us to do if you met her... love you so much

My fairy princess ❤️

Shared by Francesca Brotman on April 17, 2021
...finding a true friend was in many ways like finding a lover, or rather, not just a lover, but a true love. Chemistry was involved: it often happened at once, out of your conscience control, your body went ahead a did it for you, you liked the person at once, at that was it. You met the your friend and could tell her everything, hear everything, help and be helped. My favorite quote by Nancy Thayer....
Shared by Lisa Falcone on April 4, 2021
I worked with Cheryl for a few years at The Greeks which made the job even more enjoyable. The proof is in the pictures! She was never without a smile, and such a beautiful smile it is. I pray her family and Steve find peace with their memories of this wonderful woman. ♥️