BC Golf Community Saddened By Passing Of Longtime Creston GC Assistant Pro
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2018-03-05
British Columbia Golf wishes to extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of Cherie A. Baker (Harrison) who passed away on February 8th. As such, we offer a memoriam from her family here in commemoration of Cherie's life and long involvement with the game of golf.
Cherie A. Baker (nee Harrison)
April 8th, 1947 – February 8th, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Cherie A. Baker (Harrison), age 70, of Creston, BC, who passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, AB, where she was undergoing treatment for cancer.
Cherie was born in 1947, in Nelson, BC, to Harry and Louise (Peebles) Harrison and moved to Creston in 1974.
Cherie was very athletic and enjoyed playing sports all of her life. She was an avid skier for many years and a member of the curling club, where she enjoyed league and bonspiel curling.
Her favorite sport was golf. She became a member of the LPGA for five years and worked for 23 years at Creston Golf Club as assistant pro. She enjoyed teaching others to golf, but most enjoyed playing in tournaments with her friends.
In the summer, Cherie loved going back to Nelson and spending time at the lake with family and friends.
Cherie was an amazingly funny, loving, sensitive and caring woman. She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by family and so many friends on and off the golf courses and curling rinks throughout the Kootenays.
She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald (Gerry) Mesenchuk, her children, Jill Gagnon and Warren (Karen), her grandchildren, Bradley, Justin, Alyssa and Adam, her sister, Mary Lou (Don) Laishley and her brother, Bob (Kathie).
Numerous Mesenchuk family members who provided and continue to provide amazing support, extended family and countless friends.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Bill.
A Celebration of Life in honour of Cherie will be planned for April.