Harold Kenneth Sylven, beloved husband of Mary of Calgary, passed away on November 29, 2006, at the age of 68 years.
Harold grew up in rural Saskatchewan and came to Calgary to begin his training in electronics at SAIT. Here, he met Mary Cosgrove and they were married in Calgary on November 10, 1962. After receiving his broadcasting qualifications, Harold worked for sixteen years with CBC before returning to SAIT in 1978 where he began teaching. Harold had a passion for people and higher learning. He had a prosperous career as an educator, receiving an outstanding leadership award. Above all, Harold’s family was of utmost importance to him. He loved to be involved in all aspects of his children’s lives and activities, often becoming a key part of the team or organization. His grandchildren brought extra special joy to his life and his legacy of family devotion is a role model to his children.
Besides his loving wife of forty-four years, Mary, he will be lovingly remembered by his children and their spouses, Richard and Vivian of Gleichen, AB; Les and Rhonda of Victoria, BC; Gary and Tannis of Calgary and Cam and Jennifer of Calgary; as well as all of his precious grandchildren. Harold is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Mervyn and Sonia Sylven of Valleyview, AB; sister and brother-in-law Karen and Gordie Lidgren of Australia; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Ken and Gertrude; and his sister in infancy, Mildred.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday December 4, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday December 5, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences throughwww.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. We wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the Radiation Department at the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic and the caregivers at the Chinook Hospice for the extraordinary care and compassion shown to Harold and our family.
In living memory of Harold Sylven, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences