An email written by Hugo Stanley the day after Cheryl passed...
Ev, please post this piece I had written the day that Cheryl passed
and shared with friends that we both had in common and others I'm
I wrote this on my personal website today, and I wanted to share it
with you all.
Today my beloved friend and sister Cheryl Fernandez Louie lost a year
and half long battle with brain cancer. She was the loving wife of
one of my best friends Evan, and mother to my goddaughter Cevan Aisla.
Cheryl was in her early Thirties, newly married, and a first time
mother just over a year ago.
Cheryl was a typical island girl whose whole life was like a hula.
Her demeanor, attitude, personality, wit and even the way she walked
was flowing and effortless. Cheryl worked for the state of Hawaii as
a Sales Director and was admired by all who knew her professionally
for her ethic and professionalism. She was also a former beauty queen
for the state of Hawaii.
She loved wine, good food, her pets, reading, her home and was never
someone I'd ever known to complain about any facet of her life. Her
two greatest loves were her Ohana and her heart, Evan & Cevan.
The last time I saw her was at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
Even then, as she lay there fighting but visibly weak, I marveled at
how beautiful and graceful she was.
Please say a prayer for my brother and his family in their time of
need. Hug your loved ones, and let them know you love them. If they
ask, tell them I told you to do it.
Cheryl may have lost the battle with cancer, but she has won her wings
in Heaven, and those who knew her have memories more precious than any
Go in peace sister, we love you. We'll meet again.
"Beyond the door
There's peace I'm sure.
And I know there'll be no more...
Tears in heaven..."
Tears in Heaven