Today the world lost a happy soul! Sylvia Victoria Brett, aged 95, passed away with her two loving children, Lynda and Philip by her side. She was born on September 27, 1918 in Ilford in South-end-on-Sea, England. She was one of ten siblings (6 sisters and 4 brothers) and our dear aunt Vera who lives in Ohio, (97 years old) is the only surviving sibling. Sylvia, in WWII, served in the Women's Land Army in England. She worked on farms growing food for the war effort and had many stories about those years. She married Claude, (Charlie), Arthur Brett (deceased 1996). In 1947 they married and emigrated to Canada in 1949 with their new baby, Philip. They landed in Montreal by ship and Sylvia and Philip went to live with her sister in New Carlise in Quebec, while Charlie went to look for a job in Toronto. A job offer with General Motors in Oshawa brought the family together. Lynda was born there in 1952. We lived for 17 years in Oshawa before a promotion brought us all to Windsor in 1965. Sylvia leaves behind her loving daughter, Lynda and her husband Donald. Her loving son, Philip and his wife Christine. Sylvia was Grandma to Lisa (Jeff), Sean (Donna), Jodi (Steve), Amanda (Ryan) and Kevin. She was Great-Grandma to Javaugn, Felicia, Tabitha, Kylie, Tommy, Hayley, Damion and Davin. Sylvia has relatives in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas and California. Sylvia loved people and worked as a waitress at the Bo-Peep Restaurant in Oshawa; the Tunnel BBQ; The Riverside Tavern; Fiddler's; Colossal & Zuk's Wharf. She was a special Gift Shop Volunteer at Met Hospital for 27 years. She enjoyed music and could make up a song about anything! She loved dancing; going to Devonshire Mall; and most of all her family. Visitation will be held at
Victoria Greenlawn Funeral Home,
1525 Highway #3, Oldcastle
on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the
or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. You are never gone mom. We will always remember you fondly and keep your memories alive. God Bless! Love, the entire Family.
Published in The Windsor Star on July 8, 2014