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Born: Jun 02, 1944

Date of Passing: Jun 07, 2020

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June 2, 1944 - June 7, 2020

After a lengthy battle with cancer Silvia passed away, with family at her side, at Boundary Trails Health Centre in Winkler.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Frank; her son Michael (Catherine); her daughter Angela (Alan) Clayton; her grandchildren, Ben and Matteo; her sister-in-law Rita (David) Bowness; her nephew Damian, and niece Camille.
She leaves many cousins in Canada and Italy to mourn her passing.
Silvia was predeceased by her parents, Paolo and Irma Zamparutti, and her parents-in-law, Piero and Filomena Crivici.
Silvia did not have siblings, but she considered Carol Brown and Anna Copetti to be as close as sisters. They had a special place in her heart.
Silvia was born in Ivrea, Piemonte, Italy and came to Canada with her mother in 1957 to join her father in Winnipeg. Silvia attended school at Mulvey, Gordon Bell and Tec Voc. She began her working career at Royal Insurance in the Claims Department. She met Frank in 1965 and fell in love with his kind eyes and his compassionate demeanour. They married in September of 1969 and settled in Fort Whyte.
After moving to Manitou in 1983, Silvia did volunteer work in the community, helping out with 4-H and the Speech Arts Festival. She was a home care worker for 20 years, caring for various clients in Manitou and the surrounding area. The thing Mom loved about her job was the people she looked after.
Silvia was a patient mother and grandmother, never uttering a harsh word or raising her voice. She was creative and artistic with her sewing, knitting and quilting projects. When she wasn't sewing, knitting or quilting, she enjoyed solving sudoku and crossword puzzles. Although she never threw a rock in her life, she was an avid fan of curling.
We have many wonderful memories of Mom, but we are lucky that we have the things she touched and lovingly made to comfort and remind us of her.
Nothing filled her heart with joy more than having everyone at home, eating, sharing stories, and laughing together.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the health care workers who looked after Mom as she battled cancer over the years. A special thank you goes to the staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre, who, in her final weeks, made sure she was well cared for and comfortable.
To celebrate Silvia's life, a private family gathering will take place at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in her memory, to Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation.

Messages of condolence may be made online at

Wheatland Funeral Service
(204) 825-2848 -

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 13, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Dear Frank and family Our deepest sympathy on your loss ...years have past but we will never forget the love and caring Sylvia (and Frank) showed towards our mom’s well being. You two were like guardian angels and we always be grateful and will always remember. Troy Ruth and Glenn - Posted by: Troy Nott (Neighbor and friend) on: Jun 16, 2020

  • My deepest sympathies to the family during these difficult times. You are in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Roxanne Maynard (Friend of Angela, Al and Matteo) on: Jun 13, 2020

  • Franck My sincere condolences, loss of a partner is harsh, lost mine 5 yrs ago. Be well. Roger 204 237 6777 if you want to chat - Posted by: Roger Lafreniere (Friend) on: Jun 13, 2020

  • Thinking of you at this grievous time, Frank; still have the memories of you as janitor (that was the word, back then!) at Inland Cement. --- - Posted by: Dennis Hildebrand (co-worker of Frank's) on: Jun 13, 2020

  • Michael, truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family and may your mom rest peacefully. - Posted by: Michael Carroll (Friend of the family ) on: Jun 13, 2020

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