Sybil Worthington

Sybil Worthington

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Sybil Worthington. Sybil passed peacefully with family by her side on April 18, 2015 at the Elk Valley Hospital at the age of 89 years. Sybil was born on August 1, 1925 in Seaton Delavel, Northumberland, England to parents John and Catherine Dunn. In 1929 the family made the move to Canada by ship and landed in Quebec, travelling by rail to Fernie. In 1937, at age 11, her beloved mother passed away, leaving her father to care for her and older sister Isabel (Betty). In 1946 she married the love of her life, John Worthington in a simple wedding ceremony at the Christ Church Anglican. Together they raised two children, John and Maureen. Once the children were married and on their own, they started to travel; England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, Italy, Cuba, Jamaica and the list goes on, always sending post cards to the grandchildren at home who were anxiously awaiting their arrival home for the souvenirs the suitcases held. Sybil loved to knit, was an avid reader, summers were camping times at Surveyor’s Lake, Loon Lake or Koocanusa. She also loved her pets, and doing crossword puzzles and cryptograms. She kept birds, cats, dogs and at one point even tried to diaper a monkey to keep as a pet! She had a wonderful sense of humour and her cookie jars were never empty. Company was always offered a cup of tea and a cookie, even the dogs. Sybil was predeceased by her parents, Catherine in 1937, John in 1970 and her husband John in 1987. Her world was shattered again in 2002 with the passing of her only son, John, her sister Betty in 2004, and her grandson- in-law, Jake Wiebe in 2009. Left to mourn her passing are daughter, Maureen (Randy) Aikman, daughter-in-law, Marie Worthington, granddaughters; Corlyn (Dean) Haarstad, Bernice Wiebe, Stephanie (Darcy) Hutchinson, Michelle Rybachuk, and Lindsay Aikman (Brad Cox), as well as great grandchildren; Anissa Haarstad (Paul and Payton Caravetta), Kaitlyn Haarstad, Jessica and Connor Wiebe, Colton and Madison Hutchinson, Hayley Johnson and little Baby Cox, and many nieces, nephews and good friends. She will be sadly missed by all. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel” with Lynda Gawryluk – Celebrant. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.


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