Sylvia Ruth McArthur

10 October , 193426 January , 2019

Sylvia Ruth McArthur passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in her 85th year.

Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Douglas McArthur in 2007. She was a loving mother to her daughters Karen McArthur (Gerard Stack) and Cathy Higgins (David), cherished grandmother to Phillip Stack (Natasha Dowling), Gregory Stack (Emma), and Carolyn Stack-Adams (Josh Adams), and a devoted great-grandmother to William, Charlotte, Forest and Logan. She will be dearly missed by her sisters Audrey Clarke, Elizabeth Pauw, and Myrtle Coyle.

Sylvia embraced opportunities and adventures as they came along, living life to its fullest. She enjoyed entertaining, gardening, and travelling, including a “bucket list” trip to Newfoundland in June.

As per her wishes, cremation has taken place, and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lakeside Hope House (10 Cork St. E, Guelph, ON, N1H 2W8) or the Guelph General Hospital Foundation (115 Delhi St, Guelph, ON, N1E 4J4).


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Myrtle Coyle

16 February 2019

A lovely lady with a beautiful heart and smile. She was kind, happy, thoughtful and will stay in my heart forever! My sister, my friend.
Thank you for leaving me with such good memories!

Maureen McIntyre

2 February 2019

Sylvia was one of the earlier members of Connections. (Ladies social group in VBA) She always enjoyed going on outings and trips with us. Sylvia was a very happy lady, always smiling and ready and willing to participate in our group's activities. We will miss having her with us and will miss her smile.

Jack and Karen Middelkoop

1 February 2019

Sylvia has been part of the Village Quilters since moving to the Village by the Arboretum. We have all enjoyed Sylvia's sense of humor and stories of her many adventures in life. She especially loved her family and has made many quilts for great grandchildren. Our group would like to offer to finish the last two quilts she had to complete so that these kids can enjoy a tangible item of her love. Please call Karen. Sylvia will be greatly missed from our group.

Phillip Stack

29 January 2019

Love you Grandma, so many memories.