Sylvia May

passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Victoria, BC on Friday December 27th 2002. Sylvia was born in England May 04 1919. She immigrated to Canada as a baby. The eldest of five children, she grew up in Grindrod, BC, where she met and married Alfred Williamson. The couple moved to Sicamous, where they raised three children. The eldest child Lewis followed by another son Clifford, and a daughter Bernice. Sylvia’s priority was always her family and her home. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Sylvia loved gardening, especially growing flowers. She was also talented with sewing and crafts. Family members were amazed at how she could take a piece of ribbon or cloth, wood or plastic, and create an incredible piece of art. Sylvia was also famous for her parcels. First for the parcel itself, she would wrap and tie and tape it closed. Layer upon layer. It was a feat just to get the parcel open, once it was open; you never knew what treasures you would find inside. It could range from chocolates to pot scrubbers. Sylvia was kind to everyone she met, and she loved to strike up a conversation with people in a mall, or on the street, or waiting at a Bus Stop. Her happiness was gained by doing for others; Sylvia will always be loved, and remembered by both her family and her friends. She leaves to lovingly remember her, daughter Bernice McEwen (Blaine) of Victoria, sister June of Vernon, Brother Frank of Salmon Arm. Granddaughters Miriam (Rick) of Terrace, Candace of Canmore. She was predeceased by her husband Alf( 1999) her son Cliff (1998) Her son Lewis (1992) sister Dorothy (2000) brother Lewis (2000). As per her request, there will be no funeral service, there will be an interment at a later date at the Vernon Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to the Charity of your choice.

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