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Born: Apr 29, 1935

Date of Passing: Jun 15, 2021

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April 29, 1935 - June 15, 2021

Suddenly on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Syliva passed away at St. Boniface Hospital.
She is predeceased by her loving husband of 46 years, Eugene. Survived by three sons, Doug (Karen), Frank (Debbie), Leo (Shelley); five grandchildren, Samantha,(Jesse), Kevin, Amanda (Cody), Maggy, and Jocelyn (Skyler); great-grandchildren who were the apple of her eye, Amelia, Noah, Alivia, and Henry.
She was born in Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan to Victoria and Frank Skawski. She got married to her soul mate Eugene in 1957. She moved to Winnipeg with Eugene and the boys. She became an accountant at E.H. Price and many other places. She was an avid curler and enjoyed coaching junior girls/boys at Transcona curling club. She was a passionate golfer and was also a snow bird residing in Harlingen, Texas so she could play golf year round. She played at Kildonan Golf Course and Shooters with many friends over the years. She belonged to UCT and was involved in youth golfing. With the Red Hatters, she loved going on outings and new adventures. She loved nothing more than winning pennies in rummoli. The last couple of years she spent a lot of time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren hanging out, singing songs, going for lunches and many barbeques in the back yard.
Information to follow for her Celebration of Life when we can get together again.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations to Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Care.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 26, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My sincerest condolences to the Berg Family. Sylvia and Eugene lived next door to us for many years. Sylvia and I worked together at Springhill Lumber. Actually she recommended me for the job there. I remember how anxious she was to go golfing at Harbour View after work. You were a pleasure to have as a friend Sylvia. You are now with Eugene. Rest In Peace Dianne Metselaar & Family - Posted by: Dianne Metselaar (friend) on: Jun 26, 2021

  • When I joined Kildonan ladies, Sylvia was one of the most welcoming people, so full of life and a great sense of humour. Sincere condolences to the family. She seemed like a treasure. I hope you can find comfort in the memories of her. Very sad and too young. Hugs to all. - Posted by: Heather Glaser (Fellow golfer) on: Jun 26, 2021

  • Husband Doug and I met Sylvia in Harlingen, Texas. We golfed with her in mixed group, I golfed with her in Tony Butler Ladies League and Shooter’s League in Winnipeg where we split lunch after and in some golf tournaments. We also enjoyed church in Harlingen and our after church breakfast/lunch. She was a great bridge player and helped me understand the game better when we played on Tues at SVV, Elk’s on Thurs or Sat nights at SVV. She knew how to organize things and people. She will be sorely missed. It was a privilege to have her as a friend. - Posted by: Marilyn Hermiston (Friend) on: Jun 26, 2021

  • To the Berg Family, Our sincere condolences on Sylvia's passing. Although we had not known her for too long, we enjoyed many bridge games together in Gable Arms apartments. Our thoughts are with you. Darlene and Bob Kortz - Posted by: Darlene and Bob Kortz (Friend) on: Jun 26, 2021

  • Condolences to the family on your loss Sylvia & I met @ HSC in the recovery waiting room as we awaited for our late husbands to come out of surgery. This was back in 2000. Sylvia was a great friend especially after my husband died as she had already experienced the loss a few months earlier of her dear Eugene. We both understood this deep loss. I was asked to join the RedHat ladies group so I asked Sylvia if she wanted to join. She was excited so off we went to the thrift store to buy a hat & then to the dollar store to buy paint & artificial flowers to decorate theses hats. We gathered in her back yard & spray painted with bright red the hats & started the decorating. Back to the thrift store to buy Red & purple clothing to wear to the get togethers. Such fun & friendship. Sylvia you were a blessing to all your family & to all who met you. Rest in Peace My friend. Carol Ingimundson - Posted by: Carol Ingimundson (Friend) on: Jun 26, 2021

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