She is one of nine children born to Elias and Mary Voelk. Elias and Mary moved to Canada from Richmond, Minnesota in 1905. The original homestead was located approximately 7 miles east of Lake Lenore. Elias came first and built their house. At that time, the family consisted of Joe, Eleanor, Alphonse, Magdalene and Robert. Sylvia, Louise, Veronica, and Rosella were all born in Canada.
Sylvia moved to Victoria BC, in 1944. She loved living in
Victoria and could never be persuaded to move back to Saskatchewan. She always lived in the downtown area of Victoria and for her final years, she had a wonderful room at the Glenshiel.
The Catholic church played a big part in her life and she was a member of the Catholic Women’s league.
Some of their favorite outings were to the Blue Crab and The Keg. Crab Cakes and Mimosas on Sundays were favorites. These outings sometimes included some of her other special friends, Phyl Harris and Vern Richards.
Forever in our hearts.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Bonnie SchmitzFebruary 13, 2018
Mary Ann MamerFebruary 7, 2018