October 18, 1923 – November 6, 2019
Sylvia was born on October 18, 1923 in Edmonton, Alberta. She was the oldest of four children born to Ronald Selwyn and Eleanor Joy Hyacinth Bushell. After graduation, Sylvia moved to Vancouver with her friend, Audrey. She then enlisted in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps.
After training she was stationed in Esquimalt, BC, where she met L.D. (Skip) Hollands who was also stationed there. They fell in love in front of the parliament building. After the war they moved to Terrace, BC where Skip was employed by Dominion Telephone and Telegraph Company. They were married in the Anglican Church in Terrace and moved to the north
end of Kalum Lake to start their lives together. Sylvia learned to cook and bake on an old wood stove and people travelling down the telegraph line would stop in for visits and to enjoy her baking.
After the birth of their first child they moved into town where they had three more children. After the passing of Skip, Sylvia moved to Twin River Estates, where she lived until 2015 when she moved to Terraceview Lodge. Sylvia was ushered into the presence of the Lord on November 6, 2019.
She was predeceased by her husband L.D. (Skip) Hollands and is survived by her sister Connie (Fred) Freshette, children Barbara (Allen) Hovland, Doug (C.J.) Hollands, Richard (Yvonne) Hollands, and Louise (Det) Detmers and grandchildren Holly (Philippe) Hovland, Heather (Wade) Muchowski, Sara (Riley) Lewis, Katrina (David) Sawatzky, and Drew (Amy) Detmers, and great grandchildren Holden and Willow Muchowski, Mackenzie Sawatzky,
Sophie and Lyndon Lewis.
A service for Sylvia was held at the Terrace Pentacostal Church on November 25, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Terraceview Lodge.
The family would like to thank many of the staff at Terraceview Lodge.
A special thank you to the workers on the Copper unit and in particular, Shawna and Stacey for your exceptional care and support. We also appreciate the work of Bonnie and her recreation department. We would also like to acknowledge fellow residents and their families for their encouragement on this difficult journey. And our heartfelt thanks to Louise M, Iris B, and Donna W. There are no words to express our gratitude.
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