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Hollyburn Funeral Home

1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC

OBITUARY

Mrs. Sylvia Lucille Stothert

February 18, 1927July 24, 2019

Syliva “Hollie” Stothert Sylvia “Hollie” Stothert, 92, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. She was born February 18, 1927 near Kulm, North Dakota to Edwin and Emma Hollan. She was raised and educated in North Dakota where she resided for 55 years. She moved to Palm Springs, California where she obtained her real estate license, and also worked for a modeling agency. There Hollie met Winston Stothert, and they were married May 13, 1993. She moved to his home in Vancouver and she became a proud Canadian citizen. Hollie had an adventuresome spirit! She enjoyed traveling everywhere with Win as long as he continued in business, including a tour of The Forbidden City in Beijing, meeting with the Secretary of the Communist Party in the Great Hall of the People, and walking the Great Wall of China. Shopping was a great pleasure – almost an occupation. She shopped with Thai friends for silk and family gifts. On one of their Mediterranean cruises they visited St. Paul’s Ephesus in Turkey, went to Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee and the River Jordan. Hollie carried 2 small bottles from Vancouver that she filled with water from the River Jordan to be used for family christenings. While in Johannesburg, a bus tour took them to Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa where she saw the great 5 sights she had longed to see all her life. Win and Hollie took each of the four Stothert children and spouses on a trip of their choice anywhere in the world. The chosen destinations were Mexico, Hawaii, The Danube and Japan. Hollie was dedicated to keeping her Grandfather’s farm, Sunnyside, in the family with her son, Edward. Ed has lived in the refurbished house for 22 years, the longest he has lived anywhere. Now 125 years old, the house is even sounder today. Ed operates a purebred cattle ranch. This home at Sunnyside became a gathering place for many family Christmas dinners, with 25 members of the family and a 35 pound turkey. Every summer Hollie and Win made the 14 hour trip to the cattle ranch in Alberta. Many Stothert Family Reunions were held there. She loved every minute at the ranch and never wanted to leave when it was time to go. She loved the cattle and the magnificent sight of seeing the herd in the pasture. Hollie is survived by her loving husband, Winston, her children Mary and Edward and Win’s children, Wyn (Emma), Phillip (Judy), Dale, and son-in-law, John. She was “Nana” to 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lorraine, brother Bud, and her special daughter, Dixie. A memorial service is planned for 11:00 am, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at West Vancouver Presbyterian Church, 2895 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Hollie will be remembered for her strong Christian faith, her great capacity to love, her quick one-liners, her smile that brought such joy, and her extraordinary talents as cook, baker and hostess.

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Sandy Weinmeier

July 30, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our good friend Hollie. Eldon and I have been reminiscing of our time spent with the two of you at Lakes Ranch. We will cherish our memories of her. God has received the most beautiful angel! We were so blessed to have met such a wonderful lady. Win you are in our thought and prayers.
Sandy and Eldon Weinmeier

Lynn and Brian Stothert

July 30, 2019

Brian and I will always remember Aunt Hollie's hospitality at the ranch when we visited. Uncle Winston our hearts go out to you and your family on your loss. Love and hugs along with our prayers for you at this time.