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December 6, 2002

Sylvia Carol Van De Bon passed away peacefully on December 6, 2002 at the age of 53. She was surrounded by her loved ones - family and friends alike.

She was born in Yellowgrass, Sask. on May 24, 1949 and moved to Abbotsford in 1972 with her daughter. Sylvia was the oldest of five and joins her brother Leonard and sister Gloria in peace.

She leaves to celebrate her life, her daughter and son-in-law Michelle and John Van Putten of Abbotsford, four beautiful granddaughters, Raven, Kenya, Shae and Asia, sisters Verla (Vern) Rempel of Abbotsford, Rose (Tom) Jones of Red Deer, Alberta, her special Uncle Charles Van De Bon, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins and an extensive network of friends.

Sylvia was a kind, loving person who touched all who knew her. Always willing to help anyone or anything that needed her help, whenever it was needed (no matter how busy or tired she was!). She had a zest for life, was a fanatical gardener (always planning new projects), a photographer extraordinaire and a vebrant dancer!

Sylvia worked for many years at the Abbotsford/Mission Legion and the Abbotsford School District #34. Sylvia was a vivacious community volunteer involved in many groups and events throughout her life (Yale dry bar will never be the same!).

A shining star with a smile that can't be dimmed - she is smiling down at us as our guardian angel.

We will miss you and love you forever mom, grandma, sister and friend. You will be in our hearts and memories always.

A Celebration of Sylvia's Life will be held at Abbotsford Legion on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 from 3:30 - 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers we are bringing a helium balloon to be released at 5:00 p.m.

She loved the mountains of British Columbia so requested her "son" John, an avid mountain climber, to throw her ashes into the wind from the top of a mountain so she may soar free like an eagle. When you see the mountains, think of Sylvia finally at peace.

Donations may be made to the Cancer Society.

Be at peace our angel - we love you!

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