Sibbeltje ‘Sylvia’ Bylsma
Sibbeltje “Sylvia” Bylsma passed away in Ottawa on Sept. 28, 2002 at the age of 83.
Mrs. Bylsma (nee Dijkstra) was the loving wife for 59 years of Cornelius Bylsma. She was born on Dec. 1, 1918 in Haskerhorne, Fryslan, the Netherlands. She immigrated to Canada with her husband and three children in 1950. After living in the Belleville area for eight years, they moved to the Iroquois area in 1958 where she was a resident for the last 44 years.
She was the loving mother of Klass (Patricia) of Aylmer, Quebec; Durk (Anne) of Iroquois; Reny (Douglas Hall) of Sardis, B.C.; Neil (Diane) of Barrhead, Alberta; and Jack (Lina) of Osgoode. She was the loving grandmother of Mark (Judith), Michael, Erik,Rodney (Mary), Trevor (Susan), Julie, Clinton, Craig, Lisa, Karen and Amanda. She was great-grandmother of Heather.
Mrs. Bylsma was predeseased by her children Grietje and Gerard; her partents Grietje (nee Berger) and Durk Dijkstra; her bothers Tjebbe, Jacob and Gerrit and their spouses; and her sister Akke. She will be remembered by her nieces and nephews and their families in Canada and the Netherlands.
Visitation was held on Oct. 1 at the Marsden and Mclaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Funeral service was held at the Community Christian Reformed Church in Dixon’s Corners on Oct. 2 with Rev. Clarence Witten officiating. Interment followed at the New UnionCemetery in Williamsburg.
Pallbearers were grandsons Mark Bylsma, Michael Bylsma, Erik Bylsma, Rodney Bylsma, Trevor Bylsma and Clinton Bylsma.
Memorial donations to Timothy Christian School or the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Renewing the Vision campaign would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.