We are deeply saddened on the passing of Sister Sylvia, she was our dear neighbor for 12 years and a wonderful lady she was, she will be sadly missed.
To my one and only Sister-sister!
No one can miss you as I am doing just now. We are having another memorial Mass here in Jacksonville Thursday. Our chapel will be filled with love for you. Your pesty Anita Louise
Miss Billquist sparked a love of music & singing within me that has never dimmed! She gave me my first "solo" in the Christmas concert at Elkhart Lake Elementary School when I was just a little girl & kept me singing with her all throughout high school in the choir at St. Thomas! I'm still singing today because of her constant encouragement & love! The love of music Miss Billquist gave to her students is one of the most wonderful gifts I've ever received. Miss Billquist will be greatly missed by all those who had the opportunity to know & love her.
I love you and miss you so much! I wish I could have been able to make it to your memorial service. You did so much good for so many and gave so much love to us all! You were an outstanding Aunt!
So many beautiful entries highlighting your life Syl, and showing what a legacy you leave. we will miss that wonderful laugh.
Bob and Roslyn
She was one of the greatest teachers ever! A true saint who will be missed <3
Miss Billquist was a Saint! She touched many kids lives! I remember something she told me one of the last times I saw her and showed her pictures of my children...she said those are my grandchildren too! She was an amazing women!
BEST music teacher EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the church is quiet, the stage is dark as the creator welcomes a favorite songbird home to roost. Paradise is singing just a little better today.
Fond memories of Sister Sylvia. Always made me smile. Will miss your Christmas card this year. God Bless.
She is remembered often as our choir rehearses - some members having been her students - some her teaching colleagues. She will always be recalled fondly.
Ms. Billquist was a fantastic music teacher & had a wonderful sense of humor! I don't know who made each other laugh more! Heaven will be a more musical & loving place now that you're there.
Miss Billquist was an inspiring and energetic music teacher to me! I pray that I have or will touch my students lives as much as she has touched mine.
Miss Billquist was a very special person in my life. Through my school years we were best friends. I spent a lot of time at her house making cookies and talking and learning guitar. She was my shoulder to lean on always. When she became the organist at St Thomas. My joy of seeing her every Saturday was unbelieveable. Rest in peace Miss Billquist I will miss you!!!!
Sylvia was so special with all her music teaching. Heaven's gates are awaiting your music.
Sylvia's music will live on in my heart forever. Words can't express how much I have enjoyed working with her at St Thomas. The struggle is over...let the peace and joy begin. I will miss you!
We're "gonna" miss you, Big Sis!