Sylvia Helen Lofto passed away peacefully, at the age of 74, on Thursday, February 9, 2017 surrounded by family. Sylvia was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta in 1942, She was the daughter of Joyce and Erik Bergquist. Sylvia had a wonderful career at and retired from the University of Alberta in 2001. She enjoyed family, grandchildren, golfing, and being a snowbird.
Sylvia will be remembered for hosting fine dinner parties, her flair for decorating, her competitive golf game, her love of travel, her humour, hospitality and hugs.
She is survived by husband Barry Lofto; daughter Dawn Louise Stearns (Mike Hibberd) and step-children: Kevin (Christine) Lofto, Barb (Clair) Rumball and Brenda Scaddan; ten grandchildren: Jonas, Ryan, Kelsey, Alex, Melanie, Kyle, Danica, Jordan, Kathy, Tina; five great-grandchildren: Taylor, Loghan, Kira, Mara, Jackson; sister Florence (Don) Sinclair and their children.
A Celebration of Sylvia’s Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Lung Association of Alberta and NWT.