Re­mem­ber­ing Cheryl

Stacey fam­ily presents schol­ar­ship in mem­ory of daugh­ter

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - BY COLIN FARRELL

It was an emo­tional day for Barry Stacey and his wife Gla­dys as they pre­sented the Cheryl Stacey Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship.

Cheryl passed away on Oct. 17 fol­low­ing her bat­tle with breast cancer, leav­ing be­hind two daugh­ters — Sarah and Chelsea — and hus­band Greg Bar­low.

Barry ex­plained that the schol­ar­ship was set- up by friends of Cheryl.

“Jo­ce­lyn Lym­burner, Maria Kennedy, Lisa Young, and Glenda Keat­ing,” he listed, “they got to­gether and de­cided to do some­thing to keep her mem­ory alive.”

Kennedy said these four friends have fond mem­o­ries of the time they spent with Cheryl at Marys­town Cen­tral High School (MCHS). They felt it was fit­ting that they set up a schol­ar­ship at the school.

The schol­ar­ship is awarded to the top stu­dent at MCHS, Stacey ex­plained.

“When Cheryl grad­u­ated she was the head of her class,” ex­plained Stacey.

Re­cip­i­ent

Moya Spencer was se­lected as the first schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent.

“I am re­ally hon­oured to get it,” said Spencer.

She was also thank­ful to the fam­ily for be­ing there to present the schol­ar­ship on Dec. 20.

Moya’s mother Doreen said the fam­ily would like to ex­press their grat­i­tude to the Stacey fam­ily for se­lect­ing their daugh­ter for the award.

“As well to her friends who have set-up this schol­ar­ship in her name,” Moya said. “I un­der- stand she was a stu­dent of MCHS and have cer­tainly made her fam­ily, friends and MCHS very proud of her ac­com­plish­ments.”

COLIN FARRELL/ TC ME­DIA

Barry Stacey and wife Gla­dys pre­sented Moya Spencer with the Cheryl Stacey Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship on Dec. 20. The pre­sen­ta­tion took place at Marys­town Cen­tral High School. Pic­tured (from left) are Barry Stacey, Moya Spencer and Gla­dys Stacey.

Cheryl Stacy

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