Scherbey; Nellie Hope

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nellie Hope Scherbey (nee Shambel) who passed away on Thursday, February 26th in Chilliwack at the age of 89. She was born in Lunnville, Saskatchewan on May 22nd, 1925, and eventually moved to the Chilliwack area in 1969 where she became a proprietor of the Nut Grove Motel located near the downtown overpass in Chilliwack. Nellie’s home in Chilliwack, and her loving presence there, was always a focal point for the entire family. She was instrumental in helping to raise several generations of our family, many of whom affectionately referred to her as their Baba. She was always available to listen to problems, offer advice, make perogies for her grandchildren, or share in a few laughs. Even in her later years, Nellie was known for her sharp mind and her quick wit – she never missed a beat in a conversation, and was often the first to laugh. She was the rock of our entire family, and her absence will be felt by everyone. She was an amazingly beautiful person, and she will be missed immensely by all. Nellie is survived by her brother Zane (Leona), her sister Elizabeth (Abe), her daughter Valerie, her sons Edward (Gladys) and Lyle (Linda), her grandchildren Amanda (Andie), Duane, Kevin, Tanya (Paul) and Dean, her seven great grandchildren, and her one great-great grandson. She is predeceased by her father Samuel, her mother Katie, her sisters Mary, Stella and Janet, her brother Nick, her nephew Darren, and her grandson Corey.

A viewing and prayers for family and friends will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 4th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 5th at the same location. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Henderson’s Funeral Homes & Crematorium 604-792-1344

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