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BENSON, Sylvia

July 31, 1951 – Liverpool, England
October 23, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dearly loved, Sylvia Benson. Sylvia overcame many obstacles in her life with determination and perseverance. Sylvia was blessed to grow up in a warm and loving family with her late Mom and Dad, Lil and John Torley and two sisters, who were her best friends. Sylvia lived her life to the fullest and experienced many happy days with her beloved husband, Bill Benson and her cherished daughter, Angela. Sylvia’s greatest happiness was seeing the love shared between her daughter, Angie and son-in-law, Mirek Kuklicz; however, her greatest joy in life was seeing the birth of her beautiful granddaughter, Ava.

Sylvia will also be greatly missed by her loving sisters and brothers-in-law, Chris and Rob McCormack, Marg and Paul Viergutz; her wonderful nieces and nephews, Jan and Brett Darichuk, Scott and Michelle McCormack, James and Kelly Viergutz, Brad and his partner, Isabella Borowiec. “Grauntie” Syl adored her great nieces and nephew, Payton Darichuk, Shealyn McCormack, Rayna McCormack, and Alister Viergutz and shared many amazing times with them. Sylvia is remembered by her in-laws, the Benson’s and the extended Kuklicz family. She is grateful for her many supportive friends, especially her best friend Barb Sturdy.

Sylvia touched the lives of people she met on a daily basis and inspired many to always look on the bright side of the rainbow.

Our heart’s hold memories too precious to forget.

At Sylvia’s request a private family celebration will be held.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the William Watson Lodge Society, www.williamwatsonlodgesociety.com. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Sylvia Benson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Dear Angie, I’m so sad to hear about your Mom. She’s truly one of the most beautiful people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. You were a bright light in her life and I know she’s going to be with you from above. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Sending hugs.

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  2. Dear Angie: I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and I have so many memories of her. My sincere sympathies to you and your family.

    Love Mrs Irving

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  3. Janet,Alastair,Catharine & Hannah :

    Our condolences go out to Angie and family on the loss of her dear mother. May she rest in peace.

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  4. Dear Angie
    I am so sorry to hear of your Dear Mom’s passing. She was such a lovely lady, always smiling and happy to be around. So wonderful that she had little Ava in her last few years. She will always be in your life.
    Love and sincere sympathies to everyone in your family.

    Carol DeWolfe

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  5. Dear Angie,

    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. What an extraordinary woman she was. Our deepest condolences and love to you and your family.

    Lori and Arlene Goods

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  6. Carol Christensen :

    Marg and Paul and family– our deepest sympathies go out to you at this sad time. We pray God’s peace surround you and hold you close. Jennie Gardner ( along with Carol, Janice, and Amy) and their families.

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  7. Ellen (Richardson-Blomme)Murdock Paige Hoffman :

    Angie, Marg, Chris – Paige and I are thinking of you all and are so very sad to hear of Sylvia’s passing . She was a huge part of my life for many years and I remember our adventures fondly. She was an amazing person and I am honored she was a friend. Much love to you all from Paige and myself.

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  8. Mary Alice Hergott :

    Dear Angie,
    I am so sorry to hear your Mom passed away. We had so many fun times at Premiere while you danced. She had a remarkable positive outlook. Our lives were enriched by knowing her.

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  9. Donna and Alun Edwards :

    Dear Angie

    Our deepest condolences. The obituary notice in the paper got us recalling your Mom. Her laughter was memorable and her ability to tell funny stories (many about her own experiences) got everyone else laughing with her. She was truly an inspiration in how to deal with hardship and we feel for the loss you must be suffering.

    Donna and Alun

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  10. Connie Benson :

    Dear Ang, my deepest condolences on your mom’s passing. I have so many great memories of times spent in Silver Springs. I thought of her often even though we didn’t get to see each other. Much love to you and the rest of the family
    Connie xo

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  11. Brenda Fischer :

    Dear Angie. I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It sounds like you grew up to be a wonderful young women, a person your mother was very proud of. My thoughts and prayers are with you ..vics mother Brenda Fischer.

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