JCRC Mourns the Passing of Cheree Cannon, z’’l

July 12, 2019

Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement mourning the passing of Cheree Cannon, z’’l:

“On this erev Shabbat, the JCRC notes with profound sadness the passing of Cheree Cannon, z’’l. We extend our deepest condolences to Sophie Cannon and the rest of Cheree’s family along with her dear circle of loving friends.

“Cheree worked at the JCRC for over a decade. She was my assistant and we worked together on countless matters. She was a dedicated and loyal staff member. She edited thousands of documents; hundreds of Kibbitzers, and was often a person’s first contact with the JCRC.

“I was told many times about her helpfulness and resourcefulness on the phone. Chaplain Buddy Winn of the Minnesota National Guard wrote from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait:

‘Such a wonderful, positive, giving and loving woman…[e]very time I see her there is a light of joy in her smile.’

“I speak for the entire staff of the JCRC when I say that losing Cheree is losing a sister. We will miss her terribly.

“Cheree’s organizational skills were second-to-none. She had the remarkable talent of seeing and creating order where there was—seemingly—chaos.

“From her big spirit, she worked without end to contour her corner of the world for those she loved—and this is her destiny and legacy as our mother, teacher, and friend.

“May her memory be for a Blessing.”

Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 1:00 p.m.
Hodroff Epstein Memorial Chapel
126 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404

Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. 
Temple of Aaron
616 Mississippi River Blvd, St Paul, MN 55116

A GoFundMe was established in the week before Cheree’s passing to support her and Sophie. Please consider contributing.