Cheryl Rosemary Farnum (12 Jun 1966 - 30 Sep 2021)

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St Chads Church 73 Eric Road Dagenham RM6 6JH
2nd Nov 2021
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Albin & Hitchcock

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Forest Park Cemetery Forest Road Hainault IG6 3HP
2nd Nov 2021

In loving memory of Cheryl Rosemary Farnum who sadly passed away on 30th September 2021 at 55 years of age.

Cheryl resided in the Dagenham for over 15 years, formerly lived in Leytonstone, Forest Gate and some of her childhood years in St Michaels, Barbados.

She was the daughter for the late Hazel Clotilda Blackman and Grantley Charlise Farnum (deceased).
Loving older sister of Deborah Branch (nee Farnum), Nicholas Blackman, Marlon and Marsha Nelson.

Cherished Auntie of Lauryn Branch and Surrogate Auntie to Harvey Nichols Branch

Beautiful Niece to her Uncles and Aunties Rodney, Lester, Lynette, Claudette, Shurland, Arlan, Junie Johnson and the late Coraline Edwards (nee Gaskin) who passed away May this year (maternal family). Myrna Jordon (nee Farnum), Stanley, Euleen, Rudolph, Valdez, Casper, Marcia, John and Sophia Francis

Cousins to Mark, Deborah and Linda Johnson, Olivia and Donna Johnson, Mervin Jnr and Rohan Bourne, Christopher, Danae and Curtis Walcott the late Randy Johnson (maternal). Rodney, Andre, Gaynelle, Roslyn, Nicole, Roger, Thamie, Terry, Derrick, Stanley Jnr, Eugene, Anthony and Tyrone Watson (paternal). Tony, Carol and Darren Hendrickson

Kindred connections and dear friendships to Gayle and Miranda Clements, Pamela and the late Phyllisha Alexander, Natasha, Cheryl, Shaq and Wendy Graham, Victor, Sonia and Janice Hunte, Louisa Daniels, Maureen Green, Ras Gary Buck, Judy O’Keefe, Kennedy Jeffery Maxine Vassell Gene Prince, Derick Mitchell, Maxine and Barbara Anderson, Denise Bramble, Paul Quintine Patrick Malcolm, Leanne Stanley and Mick Westley and family and many more.

Believe me when I say it was an utter shock and has continued to be a horrific nightmare, I feel unable to wake up from in relation to the loss of my vivacious, courageous and beautiful sister; she was always the person to bring the party even to the dullest or lifeless situations. Chez, has an aura that is full of positive energy and sunshine, those bright eyes and that smile and just her love for life could melt the coldest of hearts and bring warmth and joy any to environment. I could go on for weeks to speak about my sis and the admiration and respect I hold for her but will still need to accept that she is no longer here in the physical world and this will take a lifetime to come to terms with. It is not my intention to sadden the hearts of those reading this but Cheryl was a beautiful and sophisticated woman both inside and out, the epitome of a Nubian Queen!! The world has lost one of the it’s brightest lights.

It is with deep sorrow I also share that our mum, our braveheart and lioness Hazel Clotilda Blackman passed away 2 days after Cheryl on 2nd October 2021. Sadly, she never knew of her daughter’s passing and to say the least this has been a tragically, heart-breaking and emotionally time for their family and friends. You will find a separate obituary for Mum (Hazel), it would be appreciated if you could take a moment to light a candle and share a memory or two of your connection with our mum and our sister.

A double funeral is being arranged to celebrate the lives of Hazel and Cheryl as they make their journey together to their eternal resting place. Mum was generally quite a traditional person when it came to things like a funeral, however, Cheryl not so much; the lighter and brighter the colour and surroundings would be her preferred choice. SO, trying to combine the personalities of both Mum and Sis to ensure that both their identities are appreciated and promoted in their homegoing. By special request for those attending the funeral, if you wish to come in mourning colours feel free to, however, equally feel free to and wear the lightest, brightest and vibrant colours you own. It is your choice and simply for you to decide, there is an age old saying “Come as you are” please do as God’s grace is for everyone IJN.

The funeral of the late Hazel Clotilda Blackman and Cheryl Rosemary Farnum leaves Albins & Sons Funeral Directors (Plaistow) on Tuesday 2nd November 2021 for the St Chad’s Church, Eric Road, Chadwell Heath, Essex, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10am for the service, followed by the burial at Forest Park Cemetery. More information can be found on the church venue and cemetery can be found on this obituary; your attendance is most welcomed.

Please use the Attendance tab on the obituary to let us know if you can attend the funeral on 2nd November 2021 to enable us to have a head count for the church.

We plan to have Live Streaming during the funeral service for those (overseas/long distances) unable to attend in person, once this has been arranged a link will be forwarded on.

Due to unusual circumstances of having to plan for a double funeral, it does come with some limitations. Unfortunately, the Funeral Re-Pass (reception) will be restricted numbers and strictly invitation only for family and close friends.

Thank you in advance for your understanding at this difficult time.

Cheryl was part of a community choir Gospel Aimed Touching Everyone (G.A.T.E) which she thoroughly enjoyed, should wish to make a donation to a Charity of Cheryl's choice. Please donate to The ARC Charity number 1165652. Sebert Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 0NH. Thank you.

What a blessing to stand on the planet as a woman. A creative and divine instrument of the infinite intelligence of life. Not only are we divine, but we are also phenomenal. The world has truly lost two very beautiful souls, but we find peace that our separation is not forever but just for now. The heart that has truly LOVED and has been LOVED never forgets!

I am attending: The Funeral Neither
Hazel Reed wrote

On behalf of the Caribbean Family History Group, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Cheryl and mother, Hazel at this most difficult and sad time. As a member of our committee, Cheryl brought her enthusiasm and eagerness to our team. A shining star who will be greatly missed.

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Celia Dignan donated £25 in memory of Cheryl

In loving memory of Cheryl and with condolences to her family and friends. May she RIP.

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Celia Dignan wrote

Devastated to hear the news of Cheryl's death and of that of her mother just two days' later. It was a privilege to know Cheryl and to work with her at the NUT/NEU. She leaves a huge hole, impossible to fill and we will all miss her so much. My deep condolences to all her family and friends. May Cheryl and Maxine RIP.

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Linda Fontaine wrote

My deepest condolences to all of the family. I am in shock Cheryl always had a smile on her face.. My you rest in eternal peace keep smiling🙏🏽.

From the Fontaine Family 🙏🏽🙏🏽😔

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Maxine Anderson wrote

Deborah & Family

We send our condolences at this incredibly sad and difficult time.You are all in our thoughts and prayers... 🙏🏾😢

My beloved friend, our hearts are broken for you. We send our sincere condolences to you all at this time.... Be comforted that your Sister & Mum are safely resting in the arms of Jesus.

May they both rest in Perfect piece.

Love you,

Maxine, Nik & Family ✝️🌹

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Erica Alexander wrote

I'll always remember Cheryl as warm, vibrant, interesting and a beautiful soul. She had smile that would light up a room. My condolences to you Debbie and all the family on your double loss during this very difficult time.

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Sharon Anderson wrote

Cheryl was a beautiful soul and will be deeply missed. She always brought a smile to my face and was always the life and soul of the party :)
will miss your ever shining presence rest in internal peace
One Love
Sharon xx

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Rita Khatun wrote

I still can't believe Cheryl's gone. It was great working with her - she was fun,funny - brought the place alive. Cheryl and I clicked straightaway and quickly became friends. She was someone I could talk to freely, trust and confide in. I miss Cheryl everyday. Sending condolences to her family and friends. xx

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Gill Francis-Johnson wrote

From the time I met you and we sang together in choir, your beauty, inside and out, shone out so brightly. So shocked and saddened to know you're no longer in the world, but God knows why He took you. We're so heart broken right now but we pray God brings joy, knowing we'll see you again soon and there'll be no more tears, and we'll sing in that heavenly choir, where we won't need you to type up the words Cheryl! And we won't need to learn the parts, we'll just know them, that'll be amazing. Rest for now beautiful sister🙏🏽

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