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Official Obituary of

Sylvia Jean (Shankowski) McDaniel

March 11, 1953 ~ December 11, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Sylvia McDaniel Obituary

Sylvia Jean McDaniel (Shankowski)

Sylvia passed peacefully in Lacombe, Alberta on December 11, 2023, at the age of 70.

She is deeply loved and will be missed by her son Thomas, brothers and sisters Ellen (Metro), David (Sandy), Jerry (Tara), Lori (Dennis), mother-in-law Lynne, brothers and sisters-in-law Larry (Margaret), Linda, David (Colleen), Diana (Joe), as well as many cherished nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Bob, parents Walter and Helen, father-in-law Kevin, sister-in-law Maureen and brother-in-law Eric.

Sylvia was a strong and kind soul with a generous spirit and a big heart. She had a green thumb and the ability to create beauty through a myriad of means: sewing, crafting, and landscape/interior design. She should have had her own HGTV show, she was just that good. Sylvia loved red geraniums, her big extended family and, most of all, she loved being Mom to her son Tom.

She grew up on a farm in north central Alberta (Elk Point) and throughout her adult life, enjoyed visiting the farm to spend time with her Mom and sister Ellen, and to help out in the big garden. Sylvia was a hockey fan and, if you listen closely, you can probably hear her cheering for Draisaitl and her Edmonton Oilers. She didn’t mind Alberta winters because it meant she was in her beloved Hawaiian home, spending time with friends and family.

Our family is so grateful for the unique and special ways Sylvia touched each of our lives. She will be remembered, for always, with love.

A Celebration of Sylvia’s life takes place on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the Elk Point Seniors Centre at 5010 – 48 Street, Elk Point, Alberta, commencing at 12:00 noon. If desired, donations may be made in Sylvia’s honour to your local food bank or a charity of your choice.





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