Sylvia Taylor
Sylvia Taylor
Sylvia Taylor

Obituary of Sylvia Taylor

Sylvia transitioned to her heavenly home in the early morning of February 6th, 2020. Sylvia was born January 28th, 1938; the youngest in the Colin & Betty Wright household. Mom's early life was filled with beautiful childhood memories, family gatherings and many nieces and nephews. Sylvia was known for her fiery and free spirit. Meticulous in everything...from her fashion sense and style, to preparing a meal, to her spotless home. It would be best described as perfect class. She was artistic, musical, intelligent and had a great sense of humor. She could type like the wind and was a wonderful writer. Sylvia's letters were from the heart and it was almost like she was sitting in the same room having a visit over a cup of coffee. She was very intuitive, sensitive and she had the ability to access things that most people couldn't even begin to fathom. There was more than one occasion that Sylvia's predictions came to pass. A deep thinker with empathy, she was extremely dynamic back in the day. When her grandchildren had birthdays, there were always gifts given to the other children so no one felt left out. She always bought the most wonderful gifts. You never got a gift from Sylvia that you didn't like. She was never a frivolous spender, loved bargains, thrift stores and garage sales. She was a whiz at banking, balancing and budgeting and everything was always in order right to the penny. She was very creative in ideas to stretch a dollar. Something she learned quickly as a young woman raising 2 kids with a husband away working. She even made Barbie clothes on an old Singer sewing machine...little mini masterpieces that Sylvia was famous for. Sylvia had many curve-balls thrown her way over her 82 years. But the one that she was unable to put a stop to was Alzheimer's that began it's wrath on her in her early 50's. There were many speculations about her behaviors, but dementia wasn't one of them. It is stated that hope deferred makes the heart sick, and those closest to Sylvia watch her lose hope as she lost her ability to live independently anymore. Sylvia entered the Dr. Cooke on November 5th, 2011 and then transferred to Lloydminster Continuing Care. She was deeply loved by staff and some of the residents. Although she could no longer speak, it was a beautiful thing to see her personality continue to shine through although disease had ravaged her mind. Her facial expressions remained priceless...you knew exactly how she was feeling about things. Her wry sense of humor remained and her eyes would twinkle and there was always big smiles. It was heartwarming to experience her sense of belonging there...the love and the care. She was nothing short of celebrity status...we enjoyed hearing funny stories, and even not so funny ones. Mom's last half of her life was hard, but she kept going. I think she is the strongest woman I know. We take comfort knowing she was loved, encouraged, and deeply respected. Her family are indebted to the staff of these 2 facilities. Thank you can't even come close to what you gave Mom. We were able to experience some very profound moments in Mom's final days. Sylvia leaves to mourn: her two daughters, Lynda and Sherri; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Sylvia was predeceased by: her husband, Lynn; son, Rick; parents, Colin and Betty Wright; and siblings, Gerald, Keith, Ronnie and Winnie. Donations in memory of Sylvia may be made to LRHF-Lloydminster Continuing Care or Lloydminster & District SPCA. We wish to thank all staff for the support and care, especially the last couple of weeks. Thanks to Joseph and the Hand-i-Van for the support of transportation. Thanks to Richelle and Kim. Thanks to Dr. duPlooy and the nurses. Thanks to McCaw's for your assistance and impeccable service. Thank you Chelsea for being by my side.
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