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MARTIN – Dr. Sylvia Evelyn

October 28, 1950 – December 23, 2009

Sylvia, beloved wife of Len Marx of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at the age of 59 years after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Sylvia grew up in Australia, then moved to Canada to pursue her medical studies. She practiced as a Dermatologist in Calgary for 14 years. Sylvia loved her life with Len and together they travelled to many incredible places. Her favourite place was the American Southwest where she hiked extensively in Utah, Arizona and Colorado.

Besides her loving and devoted husband Len, Sylvia will be lovingly remembered by her step children Marnie and Darryl, and their families, sister Ruth Markovic, brother-in-law Peter Kuhlman, sister-in-law Erni Martin, and many other relatives. Sylvia’s best friends June Smythe, Nancy Hamilton, Louise Starling, Carolyn Fleming and Lyn Thomson, were especially dear. Many other friends will miss her greatly. Sylvia was predeceased by her brother Julius, her parents and step mother Eva.

A Memorial Service will be held at CHRIST CHURCH ELBOW PARK (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Monday, December 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Sylvia Martin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. LEN——-what one says at this time
    is very insignificant. Sylvia has
    affected many people in her lifetime
    by her expertise and her nature.
    The enemy DEATH catches up to everyone
    at one time or another. We humans are helpless; but we want you to know we care
    and pray you will be able to meet the
    challenge of coping. Its now up to her
    God to do the rest. Cy and Sonja

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  2. Wishing you strength and our sympathy in your terrible loss.
    Kenny Family, Ireland.

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  3. sheila and howard cohen :

    DEAR LEN;
    WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT SYLVIA’S PASSING. SHE WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON AND WE WERE VERY FOND OF HER. WHEN YOU FEEL UP TO IT , WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU. PLEASE CALL US. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES. WE ARE IN ARIZONA UNTIL EARLY APRIL.

    SHEILA AND HOWARD

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  4. Nancy Hamilton :

    Len, Marnie & Darryl,
    I don’t know what to say. My heartfelt sympathy goes to all of you but that doesn’t feel like enough. Since you called Marnie all my thoughts have been on different memories of Sylvia over the years. What a remarkable lady, I was so lucky to have a friend like her. We shared alot of laughs and wine over the years and those are the memories I shall keep with me. Len, you opened up a whole new world for her with the hiking, which she loved. What always amazed me was how well she took to being a grandmother. She just loved those grandbabies!
    Len, I could talk about Sylvia forever, do know she was loved by many, was a devoted friend, loved you dearly and unfortunately will be sadly missed.

    I am trying my hardest to be able to make the funeral tomorrow.

    Take Care
    Love Nancy

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  5. Len: I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting your wife. I am sorry I cannot attend her funeral. I so miss the CGH days. God Bless – Bill Grisdale

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  6. Mary-Anne Buist (nee Adamic) :

    Len, Dr’s Ruth and Peter – mom called me today to tell me the sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time of sorrow. May God give you the strength to carry on and always believe that Sylvia will be with you looking down from above. Mom (Josie)sends her sympathy and love to you all.

    Mary-Anne Buist, St Albert, AB

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  7. Karen Chaisson & Family :

    We hope that you and your family find strength during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  8. Paul Van Ginkel :

    Dear Len. It’s with great sadness that I offer my sincere condolences for the passing of Sylvia. I’ll always have fond memories of our art connection and appreciate her support of my work. I send you my prayers during this very difficult time for you.

    Paul

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  9. I’ve just learned of Sylvia’s passing, and want to send my deepest condolences to Len, her family and friends.
    There are many happy memories of times at the Ferntree Gallery in Cochrane, and Sylvia was a wonderful support to all the artists who dealt with her.

    I hadn’t seen her in a number of years, but she will always be fondly remembered.

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  10. Karen Baird :

    I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Sylvia. Having gone through the same loss of a spouse a few years ago, there are no adequate words to expresss my heartfelt sympathy for you.

    Take good care.
    Karen Baird
    Parksville, B.C.

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