June 12, 1932 – February 17, 2023
In loving memory ~
Sybil was born in the coal-mining town of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, where her father was employed as a coal miner. She and her older sister Delores both joined the RCAF in their late teens and Sybil was later stationed at RCAF Base Summerside, PEI, where she met Hilarion (Hal). They married a year later at the Station Chapel.
Shortly afterward, Hal was transferred to Winnipeg Air Base. While there, Sybil was informed that her sister Delores and her husband Walter were killed in a car accident in Metz, France, where he was stationed. After this tragic event, Hal and Sybil requested and were given a compassionate transfer to be closer to her parents, thus they made it back to PEI and after 7 years and a family of 5, Hal was transferred to Camp Borden, Ontario, and 5 years later to Comox.
In their retirement years, Sybil and Hal enjoyed many tropical trips to Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Mexico, enjoying the swimming, snorkelling, and sparking many new ‘travel’ friendships. When not travelling, Sybil took great pride in her vegetable and flower garden and providing loving care to her grandchildren. A friendly and proud ‘Cape Bretoner’, Sybil was always inviting visitors to ‘stay for supper’.
Predeceased by granddaughter Candice, left to mourn are her husband of 68 years, Hal, and their children Cathy (Reid), Laura (Greg), Nancy (Bruce), Jane (Alan), Paul (Teresa) and Karen (Adil), 11 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Many thanks to the staff at Glacier View Lodge, who provided such good care to Sybil, and offered comfort to Sybil and her family in her final weeks.
As was her wish, a Funeral for Sybil will be at Christ the King Church on Monday, March 13 at 11 am.
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