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MCGILLIVRAY, Sylva

April 19, 1930 – Ste. Amelie, Manitoba
May 30, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Sylva McGillivray, beloved wife of Ivan of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

Sylva is survived by her loving husband Ivan, two daughters Rita (Rolf) and Lorelee (Randy) and son Jim (Paola) and their families. She is also survived by her son-in-law Don. She was predeceased by her daughter Debbie.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Diabetes Canada, 220, 6223 – 2nd Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1J5 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 1112, www.diabetes.ca.

In living memory of Sylva McGillivray, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Brian and Joy Myrah

    So very sorry Ivan and family. Sylva was a rare treasure. Such a long and beloved relationship. We all treasured your family visits.
    Love from Brian and Joy Myrah

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  2. Ivan We are so very sorry for your loss Sylva was such a loving person xx Gerry & Anne

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  3. Monique Rigole

    Rita, our condolences to you and your family. Your mom was well loved and cared for by you all along. May she now rest in peace.
    Love, Rocque and Monique

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  4. Jack & Florence Schell

    Our deepest sympathy Ivan, to you and the family.
    We will always remember our many shared chats and times of laughter.
    Love: Jack & Florence Schell and Kim

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  5. Rita and family, we extend out deepest sympathy on the passing of Sylva. Her smile lit up the room and her laughter was contagious. We hope you can cherish lots of fond memories. Thinking of you.
    Judy McIvor and Dave Dearborn

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  6. My deepest sympathy Uncle Ivan & family. Aunty Sylva was precious & may all memories keep her forever close .Linda

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  7. Deborah McGrew

    I was fortunate to be part of the ‘inner circle’ with Sylva and her family on many occasions and so enjoyed her wit and ever smiling face. It was evident how much she adored her husband and children. My sincere condolences to the family.

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  8. Richard Lewis Sr

    My sympathy Ivan to you and your family, I remember visiting you and Sylva at High
    River just the flood, This is a very sad time for you folks. Thinking of you. Dick Lewis

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