Sherry (Sheridan) Sooley (Payne)

August 28, 1942 to February 6, 2022


Sherry (Sheridan) Sooley (Payne) passed peacefully in her home on Feb 6, 2022, in Mount Pearl, NL, at the age of 79 after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born August 28, 1942, in St. John’s, NL.

She leaves behind daughter Jillian (Roberto) Viceconte, sons Terrence (Lisa) Sooley and Christopher Sheppard, grandchildren Kristin (Aaron) Hazan, Jack and Brooke Viceconte, brother Cyril Payne, sister-in-law Betty (Randell) Smith, and her two rescue cats Cheech and Chong. She is predeceased by husband Douglas Sheppard of Spaniard’s Bay and parents Ruth and Sidney Payne.

She grew up on Nagles Hill in St. John’s and was a passionate Newfoundlander. A long time server at the beloved Pink Poodle restaurant Sherry’s welcoming smiles and friendly banter was as comforting to regulars as a jigg’s dinner on a Sunday afternoon. She had an infectious laugh, a delightful sense of humour, and a kind heart.

We were blessed to have so many supportive friends and family around her over the past year. She will be dearly missed by her family, and her many friends, who will always remember her biting political criticisms, her love for a proper apple flip, her Sunday dinner, and a raucous game of 120 with her family with a glass of Riunite.

There will be a small family gathering to honor her, but in accordance with her wishes there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, please provide a donation in her name to either the Cancer Society or your local cat rescue.



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To Terry & Lisa, Jillian, Chris and the whole family
Our sincere condolences. She is now in Peace, and suffering is now taken away. Know that she is good hands.
Love to All,
Bob & Lynette

A beautiful lady. Her and I were high school sweethearts. I thought of her often over the years. My condolences to your family. I am sure she will be missed.

Terry, Jillian,Chris and Cyril
We were so saddened to hear of Sheri’s passing. Our friendship with Sheri began in 1964, she was always such a great joy to be around. We will always cherish her hearty laugh and beautiful disposition. Rest well dear one, you will have a special place in Paradise.
Ron Judy Sarah Julie Kate Ron jr. Southwell.

To Cyril and Sherry’s children,
Our sincere condolences to you all. So sorry to hear of Sherry’s passing,. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.
Aunt Mabel Murphy and family

Terry Jillian, Chris and Cyril, so sorry to hear about Sherry’s passing, sincere condolences to all ,hugs Gladys Crummey

Our fondest memories of Sherry always include a smile that could light up a globe and a hearty laugh. Sherry always had a story to tell about family whom she was so proud of. Sending sincere condolences and love to all.

So well said, Sherry was all this and more.
. Condolences to her family.

Terry, Jill and Chris,
I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have very fond memories of your mom. I am sending condolences and prayers. Take care. Love Donna

Christopher, I am so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. I am reminded of happy days at Morris Academy, particularly during your Kindergarten year. Your family’s tribute to her is lovely. It’s how I remember her. I recall our many chats and shared laughter. I hope treasured memories bring you comfort. I’m thinking of Betty, too, and all of your family. Sincerely, Linda Harnett

To Terry, Jillian & Christopher : please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.
From Sandy & Marie Duffett