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CA Obituary: Sherry Belcourt – Darby

Property Here - Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Sherry Belcourt-Darby, broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Panda Realty in Edmonton, died on Dec. 18 after a courageous battle with a long illness. Her husband and partner Tom Darby was at her side.

“There are few brokers in our network who did not know and admire Sherry,” says John Geha, president of Coldwell Banker Canada. “Over the years, first with Canada Trust, and later Coldwell Banker, Sherry earned countless company and industry awards, including president of the Edmonton Real Estate Board, president of the Edmonton Realtor Charitable Foundation and ultimately culminating in her role as president of the Alberta Real Estate Association.  One of the first Canadian graduates of Coldwell Banker University, Sherry was an inspiring advocate for professional development in our industry.  As an accredited instructor for both CREA and her provincial association, Sherry educated thousands of Realtors throughout her career.”

Geha says: “Despite her many professional accolades, her friends at Coldwell Banker will most remember her kind and giving nature, and how when she greeted you, she took your hand in both of hers and gave it a warm squeeze accompanied by her trademark smile.  She was one of our brand’s greatest supporters, and I believe that she and Tom never missed a company conference in more than 20 years until illness overtook her.  We’ll all remember how our ‘Canadian songbird’ graced many of our events with her beautiful voice.  She will be sorely missed by all of us who knew her.”

Messages of condolences can be sent to Tom and Sherry’s family and staff at Coldwell Banker Panda Realty at tom-darby@coldwellbanker.ca.