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Sylvia Joan Thomas

March 28, 1944 — March 28, 2018

1944 ~ 2018

Suddenly on November 20, 2018, at the age of 74, Sylvia Joan Thomas passed away at home with her husband by her side.

Sylvia was born June 26, 1944 in a Caboose on the rail line in Winnipeg, MB to parents Esther (Thomas) & Melvin Turcotte of Powerview-Pine Falls, MB.  She was raised on The Rock with her siblings Don (Gladys) Yvonne, Albert & Grace (Norman) attending Pine Falls School.

Sylvia had a daughter Grace Carol (Cynthia) March 28, 1960 and married Roy Thomas July 30, 1966. Roy proposed after the fifth night, he later said his feet never touched the ground walking home. Sylvia and Roy made Traverse Bay their home in 1968 and became loving parents to Jason (Kandis) in July, 1975.  They had many family adventures including living a year in Inuvik, N.W.T.

Sylvia wore many hats working at The Birchwood, Al Care Centre and Idle Thyme.  Sylvia graduated at Empower and was involved with M.M.F and The Children’s home of Winnipeg summer camp. Sylvia was a Granny to Micheal, Shauna, Angela (Jamie), her ‘babies’ Denisha (Tristan) & Justice (Pauline), her great grandchildren Hailey, Jeremy, Jesse, Matthew, Abigail, Levi & Brooklyn, and great great grandson Jaxson, was a proud aunt to numerous nieces & nephews.  Sylvia was predeceased by her parents, sisters Iris & Grace and daughter Cynthia earlier this year.

Sylvia spent her days travelling, enjoying fiddle music, making bannock, going for walks with her babies and listening to all their stories. Sylvia considered everyone her family (literally) and made friends wherever she was.

The family would like to thank everyone who loved and cared for Sylvia in her last days Marian, Wally, Dawn, Dr. Ijaz and the paramedics for their efforts.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church, Fort Alexander, MB with a luncheon to follow in Traverse Bay.

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