CHERIE BARBARA DAVIDSON
1928 - 2020
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DAVIDSON, CHERIE BARBARA (nee DEGUERRE) July 7, 1928 - July 23, 2020 On July 23, 2020, at Extendicare in Mississauga, at age 92. Daughter of Maurice Frank DeGuerre and Lillian Barbara DeGuerre Olds (nee Libby). Beloved wife of the late Ian Davidson. Loving mother of the late Frank (Gail), Virginia Meddick (Paul), Lorne (Susan), Cheryl (John Seeback), Wendy Stewart (Bill), and Bruce (Leanne). Devoted grandmother of 8 dearly-loved grandchildren (John, Barbara, Jennifer, Ian, Lily, William, Mark and Sarah) and 7 great-grandchildren. Adoptive mother to many animals through the years. Cherie grew up in Toronto and moved to Meadowvale in 1948 where she and Ian raised their six children. She spent 48 unforgettable years at the farm and Meadowvale Stables enjoying her family and many friends (animals and pets included). They moved to Georgetown in 1996 where Cherie met many more cherished friends and neighbours. In addition to her love of animals, Cherie will be lovingly remembered for her undying support of her children and grandchildren in their many adventures; her love of the outdoors; weekends at the cottage in Muskoka; walks on the farm; and picnics at the pond in Caledon. Cherie will always live in our hearts and memories. Donations may be made to the Ontario Human Society. A celebration of life will be held later when conditions permit.

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Published in Toronto Star on Jul. 25, 2020.
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August 4, 2020
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Dorothy Zima-depanicis
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August 1, 2020
Alfie, Cocoa and Skeek.
Todd Lawrence
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August 1, 2020
This photo was taken at the cottage by aunt Cherie in '79 from left to right: Frank, Princess, Marianne Cozens, Todd, Bruce and Lorne.
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August 1, 2020
Skeek, Cocoa and the famous "Black Cat"
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August 1, 2020
Trudy Treanor
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August 1, 2020
Aunt Cherie & Shirley Climbing falls in Jamaica
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August 1, 2020
Universal Studios.
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August 1, 2020
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August 1, 2020
Examining a coconut :)
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August 1, 2020
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Skeek and, I think Bobo way in the background at the Cottage road in 1984.
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August 1, 2020
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August 1, 2020
I think In Jamaica with My mom (Shirley) and Virginia.
Todd Lawrence
Family
August 1, 2020
I spent most of my childhood and teenage summers up at the farm in Meadowvale and at the cottage up in Muskoka. I will always remember aunt Cherie (and uncle Ian) as patiently and lovingly treating me as one of the family as I endeavored to get into all the sorts of mischief and misbehavior as a smart aleck kid (or “Yank” as Cheryl referred to me as) from Connecticut could manage. I remember as a young kid riding to the Dominion supermarket with her in the big green car to get the weekly groceries and more importantly: “Bo-Bones” Which is what she called the big old bones she would get from the butcher for Bobo and Skeek. She would not forget a package or goodies (chicken gizzards or livers or some such “treats”) for her kitties, the chief amongst them being her aptly, and practically named “Black Cat”. Bruce and I would inevitably tear off to some far off location and would get a stern “talking to” when we finally wandered back. I remember collecting and stacking the hay bales, and drinking hot water out of Mac’s Milk jugs that uncle Ian would have strategically hung with bailing twine all over the hay loft. “It’s hot, but is it ever good” he would say after a big guzzle. We would break and go back to the house where aunt Cherie had a big lunch waiting for us, and we would sit around the table eating and drinking her special “add one extra can full of water or its too strong” lemonade and discussing our daily adventures. Bruce and I, thinking ourselves quite clever, would often swipe a can of that lemonade concentrate and eat it right out of the can like it was some kind of sherbet or water-ice. Aunt Cherie would catch us and scold us for wasting it like that (Big Eddie just shook his head). My Aunt Cherie was the kindest, gentlest and most cheerful person I have ever known. So, so-long aunt Cherie. Thank you for some of the greatest memories of my lifetime. You will be greatly missed by myself and assuredly by anyone who had the fortune of knowing you. I will never forget the kindness and love you showed me during all the times I spent with you and your family. Please say hi to uncle Ian, Frank, Dan and Shirley on your continued adventures.
Todd Lawrence
Family
July 30, 2020
I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your sweet mom/grandmother. She was a wonderful soul who always welcomed everyone into her home and who delighted in a friendly chat at the ski club. How lucky you were to have a mom that let you grow up with so many animals- and they all had funny names too! She will be missed.
Sisi Azzopardi
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July 29, 2020
Cherie and I go a long way back. My family lived on a farm on the Bruce Peninsula and each year Cherie, her mom and dad would come to visit relatives on the Bruce. Our farm was the first stop. So many memories.
One summer I was waiting for their visit, and had made a rest stop in the outhouse where I fell asleep. When they arrived I was no where to be found until I think her mother made a stop at the outhouse and there I was. Always so exciting as I was several years younger than Cherie and I was the recipient of all of her used clothing and play things. One memory was the paper dolls in the box. I loved playing with them. Also had my first fur coat, made for Cherie by her father who was a furrier in Toronto.
So sad to hear of her passing as she was on my call list but did not get to make the call. Thanks Wendy for the visit at my house a few years ago. I had hoped to visit with you another time when she was with you. Sheila Hatt
Sheila Hatt
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July 27, 2020
My prayers and thoughts are with the family. It was a pleasure to meet her with Cheryl at our place over a cup of tea! very cheerful and warm lady.
Aruna Raval
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July 27, 2020
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July 25, 2020
My deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family during this difficult time.
Stephanie Allegra
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July 25, 2020
As a teenager I spent many a Saturday afternoon in the Davidson kitchen on the farm in Meadowvale. Two (or maybe three) cats would be curled up somewhere on the counter, Skeek and BoBo (or just BoBo if Mr “D” was out) would be snoozing on the floor, and Mrs “D” would be offering me tea or plying me with food because she felt I was too skinny. When Wendy and I headed across the road to ride our horses, Mrs D and BoBo would inevitably follow with a large bag of carrots that she lovingly fed to each horse in the barn. She always had a kind word of encouragement for me when I bombed at a horse show and I loved her for it. I admired her for the aplomb with which she and Ian raised six children and ran a farming operation at the same time. She was a kind and gentle soul who treated everyone with respect and would not tolerate anything less from anyone else. The family and friends she leaves behind but loved so much (both human and animal) are testaments to her meaningful, full life. Thanks for the memories, Mrs D. My heartfelt condolences go to Wendy, Virginia, Bruce, Cheryl, Lorne, and their respective families. All my love, Missy
Suzanne (Missy) Bowyer
Friend
July 25, 2020
Cheryl and family - So sorry for your loss - thinking about you and saying a prayer for your mom
Julie Lillie
Friend
July 25, 2020
I will never forget Cherie and Ian’s 50th anniversary. She was all dolled up and wore her fluffy bedroom slippers. That was Cherie.
Barbara Libby Brown
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July 25, 2020
I remember Cherie at the Caledon ski club, driving herself and meeting her children and grand-children for lunch. She was such a nice and beautiful woman. Her children were lucky to have her as their mother.
Francine Blackburn
Friend
July 25, 2020
I will always miss her. RIP Cherie
Les
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