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MORIC, Sylvia

December 31, 1936 — August 1, 2022

With deep grief and sadness, we would like to share that our beautiful mother, Sylvia Moric (née Legg) left this world on August 1, 2022, at age 85, with family at her bedside.

Mom was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Sylvia is survived by her daughters Lisa (Don), Christine, & Jennifer, and son Daniel (Diana); and grandchildren Sara & Jonathan. She was predeceased by her husband Ed; sister Shirley; and brothers Bill, Doug and Gary.

Born to William and Gladys Legg on December 31, 1936, Sylvia attended Templeton Secondary School where she met her future husband Ed. After high school, she worked at the original Woolworth’s store on Hastings St., followed by a General Clerk position at the Vancouver Sun. She had many happy memories of time spent with her best friend Elaine.

In September 1956, she married Ed at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC. The family moved to the Okanagan in 1965, eventually settling in East Kelowna. An apple orchard, home renovations and 4 kids under the age of 10 kept Mom on the go. A continuous array of cats and dogs ensured the house was buzzing with joy and mayhem.

Eating home-made meals together as a family was important, and Mom’s recipes are still in rotation with her kids (with the exception of zucchini casserole…sorry Mom).

Mom always put herself last and her children first. She made each of us feel special in our own way and never took the spotlight… quietly running the family in the background. She was fiercely protective of her children, yet still gave us the freedom to play outside and explore (as long as we were home by dinner!). Manners mattered.

With the exception of stinkbugs and June bugs, Mom loved all living creatures and in later years was delighted by her hummingbirds and mini yorkies, Ellie and Ella. She adored music and favourites include Simon and Garfunkel, Louis Armstrong, and Harry Belafonte.

Our Mom did not wish to have a service; however, if a butterfly alights on your shoulder, it just might be Sylvia saying hello.

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