Sylvia Murrin

Obituary of Sylvia Carol Murrin

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It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Sylvia (Sis) Carol Murrin, she was 86. Born in Glace Bay. She passed away at home on May 25th, surrounded by those who loved her. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 69 years, Gerald Murrin. He cared for her in sickness and health with such love and dedication. Sylvia had five children, Geraldine Skanes (Fred), Keith (Mary), Lorna Hillier (Lloyd), and Cora Lee Murrin (Sylvain Allaire). Ten grandchildren, Tracey, Michael, Tammy, David, Amanda, Lindsey, Kyle, Josh, Jonathon, and Bobbie. She also had 15 great-grandkids. She was pre-deceased by her son, James (Jim) Murrin. Her heart never mended. Also pre-deceased by her parents and siblings; she was the last of her immediate family. Sis was always active in her community including the Liberal Party and teaching Beavers. If you attended any Liberal functions in and around Cape Breton the odds are, she fed you. She had a great group of girlfriends who supported and gave each other a lifetime of laughs. Sadly, most have passed. She was an avid knitter, and all her family members are owners of her work. She was famous for her apple pie; if you have tasted one, you know! She spent many Thanksgiving weekends making dozens of them with freshly picked apples and lots of TLC. She loved her family and was happiest when she was with them. Her Grandkids and Great Grandkids held a special place in her heart. Her youngest Great Granddaughter gave her joy in her last weeks. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, and the kids she helped raise in #11. It was a true village. Cremation has taken place. A service will be held in Glace Bay at a later date. We would like to thank mom’s Palliative Care Nurse Darlene Langille and the VON for all their support during this difficult time. A very special Thank You to Sylvain Allaire for all your love and support helping us navigate through this difficult time.
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