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Sylvia Ann Cook

October 16, 1944 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Sylvia Ann Cook Obituary

COOK, SYLVIA ANN – 79, went home to be with her Lord in Glory on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born on October 16, 1944, in London, ON, she was the daughter of the late William and Alma (Wilson) Cameron.

Sylvia was a hard worker from the age 16. She worked several jobs which included banking, real estate, sold Tupperware for many years and baked cakes to make ends meet when her children were young. She then began her career with Transport Canada in 1979 and never left. For the next 20 years, she worked in Moncton, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, Yarmouth, NS, and finally at the Saint John Airport as Transport Manager until she retired in 1999.

Sylvia loved spending time with her family & friends playing board & card games, baking with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren & with her daughter Karen. If you dropped in unexpectantly, it didn’t matter if she was sleeping or had a houseful of company, she was always welcoming & wanted to include you in whatever she was doing. She had a heart of gold & loved you from the moment she met you.  

She was devout Christian woman her whole life, who loved the Lord & loved to serve. She was a member of Kings Church West in Saint John. She served the church by volunteering whenever she could. She volunteered as office secretary for many years at River Valley Wesleyan Church before serving at Kings Church West from day of inception in whatever capacity the church needed. She was involved in home church lady’s groups as well as when she was young she loved teaching children’s church. She was involved with the very first “Living Christmas Tree” presentation in Moncton, alongside her daughter Kim at the Moncton Wesleyan Church.

Sylvia always enjoyed life to the fullest & her favorite time spent was definitely with family. As a family of over 45 just in Saint John & surrounding area alone, she loved when we would get together in a gymnasium, have a meal as a family together & watch all the kids, grandkids & great grandkids playing basketball or of course play cards or board games. We celebrated her 79th birthday last October & her niece, Cheryl Taylor, with whom she had not seen in several years, came to surprise her from AB. Mom enjoyed watching the Montreal Canadiens play hockey. It wasn't the game she loved as much as it was spending time with her son-in-law, Dave & her daughter, Karen that made it so special.

Sylvia is survived by her five children, Kim Albert (Dave), Karen Rigby, Scott Rigby, Kevin Cook & Scott Cook; nine grandchildren Sarah (Shane), Ashley  (Stephen), Sasha, Steven (Sarah), Joseph (Jessica), Justine (Matt), Cody, Cameron (Ally), Jeffrey; 15 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Jordan (Monica), Kyera, Carmin, Andrew, Caleb, Malaki, Tyler, Shad, Bella, Christopher, Saryu, Otis, Axel & Avayah; two great-great-grandchildren Madalyn & Michael Rigby due in June 2024; brothers Paul Cameron (Marie) in USA, Mark Cameron in AB; brothers/sisters-in-Law, Dwight & Joanne Cook, Russell & Kathy Cook, Craig Cook, John Cook & Lorraine MacNeill, Linda Cook, as well as several nieces & nephews in ON, AB & USA.

She was predeceased by her husband & soul mate, Rodney Cook, her parents William & Alma Cameron & her sister Donna Black of ON just a few short weeks ago.

A special mention of family friends of the Lorneville group, Serendipity group, Golden Hens, Joyce Lynd, Marlene Cochrane, Cathy Painter & Gary Cormier.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the nurses & staff at Saint John Regional Hospital in 5CN & 5CS, who took gentle care of her, as well as Dr. Mackin in Palliative Care, who went above & beyond with our family to accommodate so she was never alone in her last days. 

Arrangements are under the care of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB (506-646-2424). A Celebration of Love will be held on Wednesday April 3rd, 2024 at 4:00 pm, at Kings Church West, 1496 Manawagonish Road, with a reception afterwards. Donations can be made to King’s Church West or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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