CURRIE, Sylvia (nee Renault) 1921 – 2014


CURRIE-SylviaThe family of Sylvia Currie shares, with sorrow, her peaceful passing on January 12, 2014 at Stirling Heights Long Term Care Home in Cambridge, Ontario.

Sylvia Alma Currie, wife of the late Norman Currie (Lt. Col.) (1984), dear mother of Gail Hossack (Clare) of Cambridge, Janice Christie (Brian) of Sault Ste. Marie, Heather Sanderson (Greg) of Ottawa, John Currie (Tracy) of St. Joseph Island, and Neil Currie (Susanne) of Brantford. Adored by grandchildren Andrea, Neil, Adam, Leah, Alex, Carl, Caitlin, Gillian, Eli and Drew, and twelve great-grandchildren. Sylvia was the daughter of Sylvio (Steve) Renault and Margaret (Peterson). Predeceased by brothers George, Stephen, Guy and Bob and sister Margaret. Survived by sisters Alma and Marie of Wawa.

Her early years were spent at Steephill Falls and Michipicoten High Falls Power Damn, where her father was the resident engineer, as well as at Michipicoten Mission. Sylvia married Norm Currie on February 10, 1942 in Wawa. She taught in the Sault and served as President of the local Ontario Association of Superannuated Women Teachers as well a Director of the provincial organization. She was awarded an Honorary Life Membership for her service. She provided service and leadership as President of United Church Women at St. Andrews United Church and Algoma Presbytery.

Sylvia’s creative side is recorded in the 25 beautiful quilts that she designed, crafted and gifted to her children and grandchildren. Her life journey is remembered with love by family and those who knew her.

A service was held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at T. Little Funeral Homein Cambridge, Ontario.

A memorial and burial service will be held at St. Joseph Township Cemetery, 10th Side Road, St. Joseph Island on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:00pm. Reception to follow at Harmony St. Mark’s United Church Hall in Richards Landing.