Sylvia and I sang duets for the York Region Community Choir and the Aurora Seniors Evergreen Choir. She was always an enthusiastic and diligent participant in rehearsals and concert
performance. I and many other choristers were so eager to have her return . Alas...not to be. But we remember !
To Sylvia's Family - I knew Sylvia at school in Prince of Wales College in St. John's Newfoundland, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Sunday School, CGIT, the Kirk Choir and the Cantabury Singers in St. John's under the direction of Eileen Stanbury. We lost contact for awhile, but reconnected a number of years sharing news via friends in Ontario and Christmas cards to each other. Sylvia and I, along with 3 other teenagers travelled across the Island of Newfoundland on the "Newfie Bullet" train (named because it took so long in the 1960's to go across the Island), then continued our journey on the William Carson across the Gulf, then train again in Nova Scotia, to Merrigomish, arriving at the Presbyterian Church "Camp Geddie" at 3:00 a.m. in the morning. At camp Sylvia and I were lead singers in a production of "Pirates of Penzance" put on by the campers. It was a wonderful experience. My heart goes out to the family to lose your beautiful mother, sister and friend. My sincere sympathy.
Heather (Campbell) Saunders
St. |John's, NL
Dear Jennifer, Geoff and Eric,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I just heard about it a few minutes ago.
I can't believe she is gone, she was my dear friend, I often thought of her, she had such a beautiful voice. She gave me goose bumps when she sang at Rachelle's wedding.
She is gone but will never be forgotten.My sincere sympathy.
To The Family of Sylvia (Kennedy) Neal:
I hurt so much hearing about Sylvia's recent death. She was my friend from school at Prince of Wales College on LeMarchant Road, St. John's, NL.
It was a pleasure to visit at the Kennedy house on Bell Street and chat with Sylvia's parents, Mr. & Mrs. Kenney, her twin brother David (who also attended PWC), her sister & brother-in-law, Marguerite & David Porter & her dog, Butch.
"You will sing with the angels in Heaven from now on, Sylvia."
St. John's, NL
Sylvia and I became good friends the last 2 years of high school.
We often walked home together from PWC, and she loved to come to my house for an after school snack of chocolate cake and milk. I have such good memories of spending time at her home as well.
After she moved away , our paths unfortunately separated and we lost touch.
I will never forget her singing, what a beautiful voice!
Please accept my condolences with deepest sympathy to her family.
Elsie (Moores) Rideout
St. John's, NL