Passed away in her 99th year at her home in the Little Lake Retirement Residence in Barrie, Ontario during the early hours of Thursday, October 26th, 2023. Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Doug, her parents George and Ethel and her brothers Arch and Bob. She is survived by her older sister Jean Ivens of Renfrew, Ontario. Sylvia also leaves behind a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many friends.
Sylvia was born on January 28th, 1925 on a farm on Dufferin Street in the small community of Fairbank, Ontario (now part of Toronto). She worked on the farm as well as at other various jobs and also enlisted in the Canadian Army during World War Two. She was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Fairbank and later Bolton where she and Doug spent most of their married lives. She moved to the Little Lake Retirement Residence in Barrie in 2016 where she eagerly participated in almost every activity and outing offered until her mobility was challenged by a stroke in 2021.
Family will welcome friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street South (Highway 50), Bolton, Ontario (905-857-2213) for a celebration of life on Friday afternoon, November 3rd at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton.
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