Sylvia Lydia Evelyn of Calgary passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the age of 75 years after a long battle with cancer.
Sylvia was born on February 17, 1933 in Montreal, QC to Alexandre and Irene Dufort. She lived in both Montreal and Toronto before moving to Calgary in 1984. A warm out-going person, she will be greatly missed by friends and family in each city. Having to give up Great Lakes “slooping”, she and Derek took up “prairie schoonering” with zest. They travelled most of North America in their motorhome and loved every minute of it, making friends at every stop! Sylvia was a happy homemaker whose greatest joy was entertaining and cooking new and challenging recipes for family and friends. A voracious reader, she also enjoyed knitting and sailing, spending weeks aboard the family yacht or helping to build Toronto’s Bluffer’s Park Yacht Club literally from the water-line up. Her greatest vacation was a truly idyllic bareboat charter in the Caribbean with Derek as skipper and she as sole crew.
Sylvia is survived by her loving husband of almost fifty years, Derek Edward Todd Evelyn; two sons, Alexander Todd and Edward Stuart, both of Toronto; her brother, Jean-Guy Dufort and sister-in-law Christiane Dufour, of Montreal; brother-in-law Trevor Evelyn and sister-in-law Sandra Evelyn, of Nanaimo. She also leaves behind three nieces Marie-Eve Dufort, Terri Ann Evelyn and Kimberly Evelyn.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church (711 – 37th Street N.W.) on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church (711 – 37th Street N.W.) on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2.
In living memory of Sylvia Evelyn, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences