Sylvie Januszewski (nee Poitras)

April 15, 1954 – September 2, 2012

Sylvie passed away peacefully at the Campbell River Hospital on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at the age of 58.

Sylvie was born April 15, 1954 in Moffet, Quebec to Henri and Colette Poitras. Sylvie grew up in Elliot Lake, Ontario and made her mark on the community through her work at St. Joseph’s Hospital and her many friends and family. There she met her partner in life and love, Steve, and they were married on March 5, 1983. Sylvie and Steve welcomed Emilie on August 22, 1986 and built their close family unit first in Elliot Lake and then in Campbell River, where Sylvie worked for the BC Winter Games and then the City of Campbell River.

Sylvie was an incredibly warm-hearted individual who will forever be remembered by those who knew her as a bright light and a brilliant organizer. She loved to paint with her friends, read, travel, sing and gather family & friends for dinner. Sylvie was selfless until the end, as was her nature. A loving wife, mom, sister, aunt and friend.

Sylvie is survived by her husband Steve and her daughter Emilie (Liam) of Victoria, BC and her brother, Ray (Penny) of Campbell River.

In lieu of flowers, Steve and Emilie would appreciate donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC in Sylvie’s name.

There will be a celebration of her life at 10:00am on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home with a reception to follow.

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