Sheryl Cobban

Obituary of Sheryl Anne Cobban

Sheryl Anne Cobban (nee White)




After a battle with cancer, Sheryl passed at her home in Grimsby with family by her side on February 4, 2023 at the age of 77.  Sheryl knew her loving Jesus as her personal saviour and knew that Heaven is a promise of peace, love and eternal life for each one who believes. 


Sheryl was born in Toronto, Ontario on December 27, 1945 and on February 19, 1946 was placed with her adoptive parents Fredrick Stanley and Helen Mary (nee Hopkins) White in Sarnia, Ontario.


Sheryl attended SS#5 West (School Section #5) for elementary and graduated from Northern Collegiate High School in 1963.  Sheryl lived with some girlfriends, worked at a bank, did some travelling before she married Ronald in 1970.  They moved to St. Catharines, started a family and she was a part-time bookkeeper and tax preparer.


Sheryl is survived by her children Heather (Jamie) Verrier and Daniel (Lina) Cobban.  Sheryl prided herself in her 5 grandchildren: Micah, Kendra, Ethan, Helena and Sophia.


At the age of 65, Sheryl’s father had died (1983) and her mother was suffering from dementia so Sheryl inquired with Sarnia-Lampton Children’s Aid to find her biological family.  She connected with siblings two weeks later, learned her biological mother had died in 1990 and they had been searching for her ever since.  After being an only child, Sheryl found out she was 5th of 10 kids and her biological name was Phyllis Jeanette.  Over the last 12 years, she united with her many of her 9 siblings; Ray, Carol, Ruth (deceased), Donna (deceased), Pat, Tom, Debbie, Steven and Bill.  She also learned her mother sent her to Sarnia as there were other biological relatives.  She had even been in school with and been friends with biological cousins.


Sheryl loved being with people, often playing cards, being “mom” to many International students over two decades, travelling with or going to see friends and family almost anywhere, and supporting her children and grandchildren at sporting, artistic or school events.


Sheryl loved parties so we want to send her to Heaven in style.  A Celebration of a full life (John 10:10) will take place Saturday March 11th, 2023 at Lakemount Worship Centre (West Hall), 54 North Service Road, Grimsby at 11 am. A lunch will follow the Celebration of Life.


Sheryl will be interned with her beloved parents in Lakeview Cemetery in Sarnia, 1016 Colborne Road, on Thursday March 23rd, 2023 at 3pm (Section P, Lot 35) with her biological mother resting nearby. 


Memorial donations can be made to the Lincoln County Humane Society or the Sarah Tapley Foundation (helping families cope when children have cancer).

A Memorial Tree was planted for Sheryl
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