Sylvia grew up in a loving home, where she made fond memories. She attended church and learned about God’s love from her mother’s example. She gave her life to Christ at 12. The family immigrated to Canada in 1973, settling in Vancouver, and later, Abbotsford. In 1989, Still’s disease attacked Sylvia’s joints, causing chronic arthritis. Although her body was limited, her ability to shine God’s light remained. Sylvia loved her family and friends deeply. She enjoyed reading, crafting and chatting, but her greatest joy was her children and granddaughter. Sylvia was known for her tenacious spirit, uplifting attitude, relentless selflessness and unwavering faith. Her health took a negative turn in September 2015.