In her ninety-fifth year, on a Sunday morning, Sylvia died peacefully in her beautiful room with a view at Long Term Care, Castor, Alta.
She had enjoyed out-of-town family days earlier with visiting and music, including one of her favourite hymn, “Until Then”.
Sylvia was born in Edmonton, Alta. to Clifford and Blanche Norman and grew up in the Cooking Lake area.
Sylvia and John were married in 1951, raised their family in Edmonton and moved to Hastings Lake in 1983. Sylvia is remembered for the revolving door of welcome at her open home, friendliness, storytelling, love of music, fresh baked bread, dried flower cards, quilting, and faith in Christ.
Sylvia is survived by her six children: John Kleinschroth (Gwen), Castor, Alta.; Barb McIntosh, Clairmont, Alta.; Donna Duke (Jim), Okotoks, Alta; Len Kleinschroth (Janet), Morrin, Alta.; Arlene Letkeman (Charlie), Sexsmith, Alta., and Brian Kleinschroth, Edmonton, Alta.
She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren: Terena, Randy, Jolene (Jason), Jay (Ashley), Jacquie (Kevin), Nicki (Derek), Joel, Brayden (Nicole), Jared, Evan (Amy Ruth), Tess, Elliot and was overjoyed by each of her 10 great-grandchildren.
Surviving siblings grieve her loss: Mac and Donnie, Roselle, Joan, Jeanette, Walt and Gerry. Nieces and nephews will also miss their Auntie Sylvia.
She was predeceased by husband John Kleinschroth, sisters Kathy and Blanche; brothers Norman and Sandy.
Sylvia’s family thanks staff at Long Term Care and Paintearth Lodge in Castor. Your loving care and enjoyment of Sylvia will always be remembered.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sat. Oct. 15, 2022 at Glenwood Funeral Home, 52356 Range Road 232, Sherwood Park, Alta. The service will be live streamed.
Memorial donations may be made to Paintearth Lodge, Castor, Alta. http://www.castorhousing.ca/.