Sylvia de Dood passed away peacefully at Selkirk Place, Victoria, BC with her three sisters at her side on Monday, October 28, 2013, at the age of 66 years.
Sylvia was born in Zwanenburg, Holland on April 29, 1947. Her family immigrated to Canada and settled in Salmon Arm. In 1972 she moved to Victoria where worked as a Clerk for the Department Of National Defense.
Sylvia will be lovingly remembered by her siblings, John (Jeanette) de Dood of Salmon Arm, Jane Kerssens of Langley, Rieka Lieshout of Holland, Ria (Jack) Kerssens of Kamloops, Tina Horsthuis of Revelstoke, Johanna Coates of Silver Creek, Johan (Judy) de Dood of Salmon Arm, Nellie (John) Rasmussen of Salmon Arm and Peter de Dood of Armstrong; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Johannes and Catrina de Dood; brother, Cor de Dood; sisters, Ann Reid and Willie Bustin.
A prayer service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home on Friday evening followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm on Saturday, November 2nd at 11:00 am, with Father George LaGrange, OMI, the Celebrant. Interment followed in Mount Ida Cemetery.
If so desired, contributions in memory of Sylvia may be made to the Covenant House, 575 Drake Street,Vancouver, BC V6B 4K8, or www.covenanthouse.bc.org .
Online condolences can be sent through Sylvia’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.