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ESTABROOKS, Sylvia Lillian

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dearly beloved mother, Sylvia Lillian Estabrooks on March 9, 2015 at the age of 91.

She is survived by three daughters: Maureen (Roger) of Texada Island, Cheryl of Winnipeg, Gail (Milo) of Kelowna; three sons: David (Hazel) of Milestone, Kenneth of Winnipeg, Sydney (Colleen) of Castlegar; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her life-time loving husband Stuart, daughter-in-law Donna, mother Florence, father Ralph; brothers Cyril, Harold and Stan.

Mom was born in England and enlisted into the army when she was 18. It was during World War II she met the love of her life, Stuart. When given a choice she came to Canada as a war bride, first farming in Saskatchewan then settling into Winnipeg to raise her family. A visit to British Columbia in the late 1960s convinced them that was where they wanted to spend their golden days. In 1973 they moved first to Surrey and then Courtenay. Mom had your proverbial English green thumb and tended her garden of flowers for many years. Her flower garden was featured in a Courtenay newspaper and some of the local graduating high school girls asked if they could pick some flowers for their corsages. When the unthinkable happened and Stuart passed suddenly mom moved to Kelowna where she enjoyed walking and stopping to talk to everyone she encountered. We will dearly miss her, but she is in our dads loving arms.  A special thank you to Dr. Hart and the nurses, staff and volunteers at Central Okanagan Hospice House for their excellent care of our Mom.

A Celebration of Life will be held on March 15 at 2:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cancer Society.

An angel lived among us,

A gift from God above.

She showered us with kindness

And shared with us her love.

She cherished every moment

With the man who was her life;

Walking hand in hand together,

Facing life with all its strife.

She loved her children dearly,

Each one a different way,

Nestled close within her heart.

Though, now, she’s far away.



March 15 at 2:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre

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Service Details

The service for ESTABROOKS, Sylvia Lillian is scheduled for March 15 at 2:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077

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