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STEEVES, Sylvia (nee Durant)

February 9, 1916 – February 21, 2013

Sylvia Steeves, beloved wife of sixty-eight years of Al Steeves, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the age of 97 years.

Sylvia was born in Calgary and grew up near Delacour. She went to public school on Highway 9 east of Calgary and high school at St. Mary’s Convent in Calgary. Sylvia went to Normal School (SAIT) for her certificate in Teaching. Her father and family transferred to Lloydminster where she taught school in Edgerton, AB for four years then in High River until her marriage to Al in 1944. They moved to Edmonton in 1951, Ottawa in 1960 and returned to Calgary in 1968. Sylvia took up golf and joined Inglewood Golf and Curling Club in 1970 and was a member until 2006 and was also a member of Parkdale Community for many years. She volunteered at YWCA where she taught English to new Canadians for fifteen years. Sylvia will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Sylvia is survived by son Terry Steeves (Cathy Brown); daughter and son-in-law Meryl and Wayne Giles; and five grandchildren, Jeremy Steeves, Chris Steeves, Ben Giles, Pat Giles and Emily Giles; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Selwyn and Berthe Durant; her brother Francis Durant; two sister-in-laws Jean Steeves and Phyllis Malcolm and brother-in-law George Malcolm.

A celebration of Sylvia’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through A special thank you to all the staff at Hillcrest Extendicare for their kindness and loving care shown to Sylvia the past three years.

In living memory of Sylvia Steeves, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Jean & Harold Taylor :

    Our sincere condolences to Al and family in the passing of Sylvia. She will always been remembered for the lovely smile and greetings as she walked Inglewood Golf Course.

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  2. Pat and Barry Luft :

    Dearest Al and family
    We have lost one of the sweetest and dearest ladies in the world. I have so many great memories of Sylvia and our fun golf games. We will all miss her so much, but know God will love to have this beautiful angel with Him in Heaven.
    Our deepest sympathy to you all.

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  3. To Al and family:

    Please accept my condolences at this time. I know, Al, that you have many pleasant memories of Sylvia and always remember the good times together.

    Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time


    Tim Buehner
    Old Timers’ Curling

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  4. Al
    I remember with great fondness the visits that we had at Inglewood and some golf too I liked Sylvia very much and you too My sincerest sympathies to you and your family
    God Bless
    Vera Telle

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  5. Jim/Mary LaDuke :

    Al and family,
    We were very sorry to hear about the loss of your wife and mother Sylvia. We always enjoyed playing golf with you and Sylvia at Inglewood. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jim and Mary LaDuke

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