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February 4, 1928 - February 27, 2020

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of our wife, mother, and grandmother on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Left to mourn her death are her husband Jack; daughters Maureen (Pat) and Paula; and grandson Alexander. She was predeceased by her daughter Kathleen, parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Sylvia was born in 1928 in Basswood, MB to Richard and Annie Chandler. She met Jack Hamilton while they were working at Western Grocers in Brandon and were married there in 1952. They moved to Winnipeg in 1958.

Her family was the centre of her life. She was a stay at home Mom and was so proud of her daughters’ achievements, and there were many. In 1999 she experienced a new kind of love when she became a grandmother to Alexander. This gave her a new zest for life and a reason for being.

At Sylvia’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial service. Private family interment will take place at a later date.



Who worked so hard and
saved so long,
For what we have today,
And any time would sacrifice,
Her chance to rest or play.
Who always saw her
Children have,
The things she did without,
And gave so much
For that’s what love’s about.
Who sought no honours
and rewards,
For all that she had done,
Except to raise a family,
To her, the very finest one.
Though we cannot evaluate
Our “Mom”, her love,
her worth,
To us she’ll always be
“Just Mom”
The greatest Mom on earth.

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