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GIBBS, Sylvia (ne Friesen)

GIBBS, Sylvia (ne Friesen)

January 28, 1964 - October 05, 2021

Sylvia went to be with the Lord on October 05, 2021. After a brief illness, she passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family. Sylvia's selflessness and caring nature touched many lives. She was creative and lively, and she will be dearly missed by her husband of 31 years, Andrew Gibbs; her children Conner, Sarah, and Jenna; as well as by her brother David Friesen, sister Lorraine Cheek, extended family, and many dear friends.

As an expression of sympathy, flowers may be sent to Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, by Friday, October 15, at 4:00 pm

A Funeral Service will be held on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1:00 pm PDT at Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. You are welcome to attend in person (proof of vaccination and ID required, and please bring your own mask). If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream (same time as above). A recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter. To view the Livestream/recording or send the family condolences, please visit www.springfieldfuneralhome.com. (click direct link below)

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/gibbs-sylvia-nee-friesen
Condolence Messages
  • Oct 28, 2021
    To the family, so sorry to hear the news. Sylvia was a sweetheart and I'll always think of her with that gorgeous smile. Take care,
    Love from Snow Kobayashi and family
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Andy and family - I was so shocked to see this and my heart breaks for you. She was such a kind person and always looked forward to seeing her at the office gatherings. Sending my deepest sympathies to you and the kids.
    Carol Reed
  • Oct 19, 2021
    Andy, i am so sorry to hear of the passing of Sylvia. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Please take care of yourself and your family and know that God's loving arms surround you.
    Mardelle Corbett
  • Oct 18, 2021
    Shock doesn't begin to describe how I felt when I saw this. My heart and prayers go out to you Andy and the kids. Heaven is a little brighter now but its darker here.
    Marie MacKenzie
  • Oct 17, 2021
    Sending my condolences to all of Sylvia's family. Her service was a wonderful tribute to her. I know the special memories you have made as a family will be treasured forever. Hold them close in your heart. When I think of Sylvia these are the words that come to mind; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. She lived her faith daily, and was an inspiration to me.
  • Oct 17, 2021
    The tears were flowing throughout the beautiful Celebration of Sylvia's life! As our Pastor said of Lisa, we'll have more time with them in Heaven than we had here on earth! Love from Aunt Liz
  • Oct 17, 2021
    Andrew and family
    So very sorry to hear of your loss
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you today on what must be a very difficult time
    Chuck and Bernice Robertson
  • Oct 16, 2021
    Andrew and Family:
    Someone as special as Sylvia can never be forgotten. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. With heavy hearts we sympathize with you and offer our sincerest condolences.
    Darryl & Shary Ruff
  • Oct 16, 2021
    I am going to miss you Sylvia. Although I never met your children and husband I know they were the center of your universe and loved spilled over when you spoke of them. I will miss your infectious smile and your honesty and vulnerability. Until we meet again my friend.
    Hugs Mikey Oneill
  • Oct 16, 2021
    To all the Gibbs family - I am so saddened to hear this news. I knew Sylvia through homeschooling and working with HCOS. She was an incredibly bright light and her smile & energy lit up any room she entered. Such a big heart; she was (and will continue to be) an inspiration to all. Cherish your memories and lean on each other knowing she loved you all. My prayers are with you.
    Lynn Welder Lalonde
  • Oct 15, 2021
    Sylvia! a bright and beautiful smile always, creative and fun. Andy and family I am so sorry for your loss. Sylvia and I served at Trinity together and worked for the same company for a time. She made everyone feel loved and welcome, a servant heart. Praying comfort and peace at this time.
    Tamara Faitala
  • Oct 15, 2021
    Andrew & Family, I am so sorry to hear of Sylvia's passing, she will be missed by everyone who knew her and I pray that God's love enfolds you and comforts you through this difficult time.
    With heartfelt sympathy
    Marlene Mamchur
  • Oct 15, 2021
    Andrew and Family. Words can’t make this devastating loss less great for you or your children. May God grant you His peace and comfort as you mourn the loss of your life’s partner yet celebrate a life however short, well lived.
    With deepest sympathies,
    Roma Niessen
  • Oct 15, 2021
    My condolences Andrew, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Louise Roberts
  • Oct 14, 2021
    Sylvia always had a very honest and open welcoming smile whenever I would see her at various events at Trinity Baptist Church. I am very saddened to learn of her passing. A beautiful woman inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with Andy and family.
    Lorraine Hodges
  • Oct 13, 2021
    Andy, I just heard this very sad news. Sylvia and I had reconnected on Facebook when I moved back to Kelowna and were going to get together when Covid settled down. I was really looking forward to that reunion. Sylvia was an AMAZING, gifted teacher, one of the best! Her cheerful attitude and positive spirit were ALWAYS appreciated so much. No matter how things were going, you could always have a good laugh with Sylvia! It was also fun to go golfing with her! LOTS of laughs there, for sure! Her love for the Lord was always such an inspiration to those around her. It was a privilege to know Sylvia, to work together with her so many years ago, and to be able to call her friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you, the kids, and all your family. I know that God will be with all of you during this difficult time.
    Laurie Campbell
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