Mills, Sylvia Elizabeth Ann

Sylvia Elizabeth Ann Mills (Farmer)

Sylvia passed away suddenly at home in her husband’s arms on August 11, 2023.

Born July 12, 1949 in Minnedosa, Manitoba.

Lived in Fairfax and attended school at Fairfax, Elgin and Hartney.

Sylvia attended Business College in Brandon, and then worked for Dunwoody & Company.

Married Larry Mills on December 7, 1968.

Sylvia and Larry lived in Virden, Manitou, Hartney and Roblin before retiring to Brandon in 2006. Sylvia worked at the Bank of Montreal, the Royal Bank and Marshall Motors before starting dialysis. Sylvia loved her family, her friends, her music and loved to cook. A big Thank You to everyone who supported her during her battle with Kidney Disease, especially the staff of the Renal Ward at the Brandon General Hospital.

Sylvia was predeceased by her parents William and Francis Farmer, her brother-in-law and nephew Ken and Dean Mills, her brother-in-law and infant niece William and Becky Voth. Sylvia is survived by her husband Larry, their daughter Erin Mills, grandson Sheddy, sisters Janie Farmer and Lori Voth, two sister-in-laws, a brother-in-law and nieces and nephews.

Sylvia was laid to rest on Saturday August 19, 2023 at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium with her family and friends attending the service.

Thank You for sharing all your love and dreams.

In memory of Sylvia, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch.

36 thoughts on “Mills, Sylvia Elizabeth Ann”

  1. Sincerest sympathy Larry, Erin and Sheddy. Thinking of you at this time

  2. Deepest sympathy to Larry, Erin and Sheddy. Sylvia was a wonderful friend. I still have many of her recipes in her beautiful handwriting that I use often.

  3. Our condolences to Larry, Erin, Sheddy and all the extended family. To us Sylvia was a source of good fun, exemplifying the reality that life is precious – you better enjoy it! She lived that truth. We will miss her.
    Love, Judy and Jeff Carter

  4. Dear Larry and Erin, sorry to hear about Sylvia, our sincere condolences to you all.

  5. Larry,Erin and family.
    I’m so sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing.
    She has been such an inspiration to so many for so many years.
    Comfort yourselves in knowing that she is finally at peace.
    My sincere condolences to my good friend,Jane,also.

  6. Sorry to hear about Sylvia , our condolences to you Larry and Erin. Cherish the memories.

    Kevin & Enid

  7. Larry and family. Thinking of you and sending our deepest sympathy. Doreen and Larry Pettinger

  8. Larry and Erin!
    Our deepest condolences to you both. Sylvia was a very nice person and we enjoyed her friendship those many years ago in Hartney. Treasure your memories.

  9. Our deepest condolences to you folks Larry and Erin and Sheddy. Sending hugs.
    Love Margaret and Dennis and families

  10. Sincerest thoughts Larry, Erin and Sheddy on the loss of such a special gal. Lots of love and hugs to you all and may the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time. Heaven definitely gained an Angel and I can hear the laughter and fun they are all having from those who have gone before us as they welcome her!!!

  11. Much love to the entire Mills family. She always brought light into every room she entered.

  12. Larry, Erin and Family sorry for loss of Sylvia. Sincere condolences to you all.❤️❤️

  13. Most sincere sympathies Larry, Erin and Sheddy! May the many good memories sustain you.

  14. Our condolences Larry, Erin and Sheddy. Sorry for your loss, lots of good times and memories had with Sylvia. Bob and Roxy

  15. Condolences to your family – so sorry to hear about your Mom, Erin. Thinking of you – Ruth and Trevor Mealy

  16. Larry and Erin and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of birthday trips to horse races at Carmen Fair and to tours south, good times. Joyce

  17. Our sincere sympathy to Larry, Erin & Sheddy , we are thinking of you all during this most difficult time, heaven has definately gained a special Angel, she will be making everyone laugh up there. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. God bless.

  18. Larry, Erin and Sheddy…….
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sylvia will be missed by all who were fortunate to know her. Condolences to all in the Family, remembering and cherishing the memories of Sylvia, wife, mother, Grandmother and Friend……forever.
    Ken Friesen

  19. Our sincere condolences to you Larry, Erin and Sheddy . Sylvia was a great gal! She will be missed by all who knew her.

  20. Erin, Sheddy and Larry,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sylvia was such a beautiful soul. May your many happy memories help you through this difficult time.

    Sending our sincerest condolences,
    Shawna & Dean English

  21. So very sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing! Our condolences to you Larry, Erin Sheddy!

  22. To Sylvia’s Family
    So sorry to hear of Sylv’s passing. I have lots of fond memories from the time we use to live together, along with 3 other girls in Brandon about 55 years ago to reconnecting the last few years. We had lots of great visits in the Dialysis Unit. She put up a good fight. RIP Sylv❤️

  23. Larry Erin and Sheddy. So sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. Enjoyed our short visits down the street on Cobalt. Sincerely, Connie

  24. To Larry and Erin and Sheddy
    Our deepest condolences to you all. Sylvia was always a fun loving gal. She always had time to chat and loved life. May she Rest In Peace . Keep your fondest memories close to your hearts. Our memories are ours to cherish

  25. Larry, Erin and Sheddy
    Holding you all close today as you celebrate the beautiful life of Sylvia. The most wonderful wife, mom and grandma. I’ll treasure her friendship, support, wisdom and laughter.
    Suzanne Evanonki

  26. Sympathies to you all: Larry, Erin , Sheddy and extended family. Sylvia was a treasured member of the family and will be missed by all who knew her.

    Love and hugs
    Kathy (Mills) & Trevor Luten

  27. We are so sorry to hear about Sylvia!! You guys are sure going to miss her beautiful smile and off beat sense of humour!! When we think of her it’s laughing our butts off! Remember the fun times!! Cyril and Kate Druwe

  28. We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Sylvia.Our sympathy to you and your family Larry.We will remember her with a smile. May she RIP.

  29. Just found Sylvia’s obituary in Brandon Sun online. Sylvia was a classmate is the multi-grade classrooms at Fairfax. My sympathy to the family. Thank you for telling her story.

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