CHERWENIUK, Emmalee Anne

November 24, 1998 – March 16, 2017

Some say that there is a new star up in the sky for Emma. To us, Emma shone as bright as the sun, eternally glowing with her smile as bright and warm as its rays. Our precious daughter, and sister, has now become our sun and we will feel Emmalee’s love, radiance, and beauty each and every time we feel its warm rays shine on our faces. The next time you see the sun, pause, take a moment, and bask in its warmth. As you do, close your eyes, breathe deeply, and remember the sweet gift of Emmalee.

Emmalee Anne Cherweniuk brought her smile and smirk into the world on November 24th, 1998 and along with Dad John, and Mom Jane, and Sister Sianna lived a full life with no regrets and touched so many people along the way. She graduated from Lord Beaverbrook High School in 2016 and took her many amazing artistic talents to Lethbridge College in the Interior Design program. She was also a star athlete in school, club, and college volleyball.

She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday March 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm  at First Alliance Church 12345 40 St SE.  A Drop-in Reception will be at the Church following the service until 6:00 pm. Fire Department and other uniformed members are free to wear whatever they like.



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  1. On March 22, 2017 at 2:13 pm Susan Simbirski Said:

    I taught Emmalee some of her options when she was in grade five. I always remember her as being the ray of sunshine that is stated in the message from her family. Emmalee was always friendly, smiling and worked very hard. My heartfelt condolences are sent to her family at this very difficult time.

  2. On March 22, 2017 at 4:48 pm Don & Marylynn Peers Said:

    Dear John, Jane, and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very trying time.
    God Bless , Don & Marylynn Peers

  3. On March 22, 2017 at 5:09 pm Lawrence & Carol Magis Said:

    John Jane & Sianna, We are so sorry for your loss. Your Family will be in our prayers. God bless. Lawrence & Carol Magis

  4. On March 22, 2017 at 6:54 pm Marvilyn Armstrong Said:

    I was very proud to have taught Emmalee at MPS and remember her beautiful and kind heart. She had a wonderful way of making everyone feel important and loved.
    Sending my heartfelt thoughts to her family.

  5. On March 22, 2017 at 8:12 pm Lynnette Liebreich Said:

    Dear Emmalee, a breath of sunshine. So very sorry to hear of your loss. I only had the opportunity to coach her for a short period of time at Lord Beaverbrook but she impacted my life as a coach and a teacher. Prayers to the family, we have all lost a shining star. Rest in Peace Beautiful soul.

  6. On March 23, 2017 at 12:55 pm Brad Tario Said:

    John & family, We are thinking of you and your family at this sad time,our thought’s and prayer’s are with you all. Brad & Bonnie Tario and family

  7. On March 23, 2017 at 3:36 pm Melanie Chung Said:

    John, Jane and Sianna,
    My deepest sympathies on your great loss. Another angel is now watching over you all.
    May Emmmalee rest in peace.
    Melanie Chung

  8. On March 23, 2017 at 9:50 pm Janet Abernethy Said:

    John, Jane and Sianna,
    Our thoughts are with you all and our deepest condolences. We have fond memories of both Sianna and Emmalee babysitting our kids. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Janet, Brian, Joshua, Paige and Lucas Abernethy

  9. On March 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm Catharine MacKenzie Said:

    Jane, John, and Sianna,
    I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting your baby girl but could see she was very loved. Listening to John talk about her and doing the Fan Man dance, and listening to him singing “I will Always Love You” made me feel like I did know her and I relived every memory right along with you all. I will think of your family when I hear that song and see the Fan Man dancing. She was blessed to have such an amazing family and I know you will carry her memory with you always and will do her proud in the way you treat those around you. You are beautiful souls. May you remember to always sing when the mood stikes you and hug everyone around you! (me included!!!)

  10. On March 24, 2017 at 6:14 pm Ric Sinclair Said:

    John, Jane and Sianna, Vic and I are so sad to hear of Emmalee’s passing. She will be alive in your thoughts and live in your hearts. With your faith in the Lord and His help may you get beyond the hurt and sadness and be left with loving memories and thoughts of your beautiful Emmalee. Our thoughts are with you, Ric and Vic Sinclair

  11. On March 24, 2017 at 11:04 pm Tim &I brenda minue Said:

    John Jane & Sianna
    Our thoughts are there with you even though we cannot be there.
    We know there are no words that can ease your pain at this time
    As we take in these days here in Africa we are thinking of Emmalee every time the sun is shining
    Take care
    Tim & Brenda.

  12. On March 28, 2017 at 10:02 am Mark Kosak Said:

    To Emmalee’s Family and Friends,

    On behalf of the entire membership of the Alberta College’s Athletic Conference (ACAC), I offer my most sincere and heartfelt sympathies on your tragic loss. Although our conference is spread across two provinces and 17 post-secondary institutions, we are indeed a connected family and share your grief at the loss of one of our own. I trust that the Lethbridge College Kodiaks and the ACAC became another family for Emmalee during her short time with us, and we are proud that she chose to pursue her education and athletic ambitions with us.

    She will be missed – by teammates and opponents alike.

    We wish you all the strength and courage to face the difficult days ahead. Please let us know if there is something that the ACAC can do to contribute to the ever-lasting legacy that Emmalee leaves with us all.

    Kind regards,
    Mark Kosak, CEO
    Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference

  13. On April 22, 2017 at 8:55 am Joshua Ukrainetz Said:

    To John, Jane, and Sianna Cherweniuk

    I Miss You So Much, I found out online about your death today, i saw you at school from Grades 1-4 and again from Grades 7-8, i most recently saw you at the LBHS Grad in 2016 for my brother.

    Today, after Emma’s death, several video game couples joined my series of video game couple collage (including MentalXRaina(Sonic) and DarxXCazi(Mario)), and earlier on a library book involving Nazi Germany, also presidential couple portraits at Michelle’s.

    also, you were behind the mayor in a March 2016 photoshoot at the Alessia Cara concert.

    Interesting Fact:Anne Frank died the same month as you 72 years ago, at a camp. both shared the name Anne(one for the first, one for the middle). and was confusing AF with Anne of Green Gables and the world masterpiece theatre for Nippon

    thank you so much.
    Joshua Cole Ukrainetz