Sylvia West

Obituary of Sylvia Ann West

WEST: Sylvia Ann

After a brief illness, Sylvia Ann West (née Gascoyne), of New Hamburg, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 29th at the age of 78. Sylvia was born to George and Emily Gascoyne on December 16, 1939 in Bolton, England. Sylvia met her beloved husband Ron (Joe) while they were both working at Brown’s Supermarket in Bolton. Sylvia and Ron married and moved to Ron’s native Canada where they raised their family. Sylvia adored her family and is survived by her husband Ron, daughter Deborah Loewen of Stoney Creek, and son Derek and his partner Mike of London, England.   Sylvia is also survived by her cherished grandchildren Bailey and her fiancé Mike, Parker and Lincoln, and great grandchildren Peyton, Alayna and Makayla.  Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents, brother Jim and sister Doreen.  Before retiring, Sylvia worked for Toronto Dominion Bank and Eaton’s Department Store. In retirement, she enjoyed golfing with her many friends in various parts of Ontario during the summer and in Lake Placid, Florida during the winter. Sylvia was happiest when she was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial gathering to celebrate Sylvia’s life will be held on October 28th from 2 to 5 at Edelweiss Banquet Hall, 600 Doon Village Road, in Kitchener.  A private cremation has taken place.  Memorial donations can be made in memory of Sylvia West to London Health Sciences Foundation in London, Ontario and online condolences may be left at