Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Sherry Hawco

Female 1964 - 1991  (27 years)


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  • Name Sherry Hawco 
    Born 17 Feb 1964  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Oct 1991 
    Hall of Fame - Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame 1997  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    gymnasist 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Sherry Delanty 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-106220 
    Person ID I106220  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Family Delanty 
    Children 
     1. Brandon Delanty
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F54181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Feb 1964 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame - gymnasist - 1997 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Sherry Hawco Delanty was born in Cambridge and embarked on a gymnastic career in the early 1970s that led to six years on Canada's National Team 1977 to 1983. She won junior and senior provincial championships, Canadian Championships and was a gold medal winner in the 1978 Commonwealth Games in both team and individual events. She competed in fifteen International meets gaining a reputation as one of the premier performers in the world.

      Although recognized as a top all-round competitor, it was in the floor exercises where Delanty excelled, winning several choreography awards. Described by her coaches as an incredible athlete, she was capable of setting high goals and achieving them with genuine modesty.

      She lost an untimely struggle with cancer and died in 1991.

      Past and Present Inductees. (2017). Waterlooregionmuseum.ca. Retrieved 26 June 2017, from https://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/exhibits/past-and-present-inductees.aspx

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      SHERRY DELANTY, OLYMPIAN, DIES

      Sherry Hawco Delanty, 27, a member of Canada's 1980 Olympic gymnastic team, died of breast cancer Saturday, seven weeks after giving birth to a son, her mother Jeanette Hawco said Tuesday.

      Ms. Delanty underwent surgery 16 months ago, followed by chemotherapy until she discovered she was pregnant, the Canadian Press news agency reported Tuesday.

      She competed in the 1980 Olympics and was a member of the Canadian gold-medal winning team at the Commonwealth Games in 1978.

      News, T. (1991). SHERRY DELANTY, OLYMPIAN, DIES - The Buffalo News. The Buffalo News. Retrieved 26 June 2017, from https://buffalonews.com/1991/10/29/sherry-delanty-olympian-dies/

  • Sources 
    1. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.