My mom’s journey of life ended peacefully on November 10, 2005 at the age of 68 years in Calgary, AB. (Formerly of Abbotsford, BC and Saskatoon, SK). She was surrounded by her family, her sister Elaine held her hand ’til the end, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mom will be lovingly remembered by her husband Herb of 45 years; her three children; Terrill of Calgary, AB, Kawna (Seann) of Saskatoon, SK and Darren (Theresa) of Abbotsford, BC; grandchildren, Leanne and Lisa, Leah, Meaghan, Melissa, Lanny, Nicole and Anita, and Samantha, Rosalind and Mavis; as well as her sister Elaine (Gus) Burchenski of Calgary, AB, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Florence, father Gunner, her brother Arnold (September 2005), infant brother at birth and several aunts and uncles. Mom passed away, the way she lived her life. Her way.
Sylvia was born in Prince Albert, SK, on October 16, 1937 to Florence and Gunner Morberg. In her childhood years, she worked at her father’s General Store and also at the family’s fishing camp in Stony Rapids, SK. She graduated from Luther College in Regina, and went on to Nursing College in Prince Albert, SK. She returned home to care for her father a year before she entered Teacher’s College in Saskatoon, SK, where she met Herb. She taught as a teacher in Aberdeen, SK, before getting married on January 16, 1960 and they began their family. Together, Herb and Sylvia started Gold Star Service in Saskatoon and as well as a trucking company. In 1977, Sylvia started her own convenience store, 17 Need-All Confectionary, where she worked until she retired in 1987 and then moved to Abbotsford, BC. While she was in Saskatoon in 1979, as a hobby, they had thoroughbred racehorses, as she truly loved her horses. Mom will always be remembered for her cooking, knitting, crocheting slippers and quilts, playing her organ and by her giving nature simply by being a grandmother, wife and mother. She will be forever missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd Floor, 215 – 12 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 1A2.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 2:00 PM. To email expressions of sympathy: firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading: Sylvia Schmidt.
Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View
Funeral Home and Cemetery, 17 Avenue SE at Garden Road, (1.5 km east of 84th Street SE) Telephone (403) 272 – 5555