Sylvia Robinson

Obituary of Sylvia Doreen Robinson

It is with extremely heavy hearts, that we share, that in the early morning of September 5, 2020, our beloved mother, Sylvia Doreen Robinson (Ayris), entered eternal life to be once again reunited with her one true love, Robert (Bob) Arthur Robinson. Her spirit is carried on by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and family, too numerous to mention.

Sylvia was born April 21, 1934 to Herbert and Rosina Ayris, who arrived in Canada in 1924 from London England, she was 8th of 10 children. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Violet Newman (England), Blanche Perdue, Lillian Trilesky, Edwin (Tiny) Ayris, Eva Ayris, Irene Bell, Mary Wilkinson, Kathleen Taylor and William (Bill) Ayris.

 In her younger years, as a teen, Sylvia worked at the canning factory in Strathroy, the town she was born and raised in until her marriage to Robert, June 5, 1953. At this time they purchased their home in Mt. Brydges, On., beside her in-laws bakery and there is where they, raised their 5 children (Jim, Julie, Perry, Peggy and Tom)

Sylvia worked, most her adult life, for Lullabies, even doing the work from home in order to care for her family. After the end of the Second World War she helped the local Legion Sir Arthur Currie Branch 116 cater and raise money to help veterans and their families. From the age of 12 she served at banquets and helped with dishes. In 1952 at the age of 18 she became a member attending with her mother and became a lifetime member of Ladies Auxiliary. She was a tenacious, hardworking, extremely strong, incredibly fun- loving, social woman.

Her love of cards, especially Canasta, brought out her quick wit and sass. She found joy in all the simple things like reading, knitting & crochet.  She was always ready for a dance and received so much joy from music, always singing along. Sylvia was often found camping , swimming and just simply spending time outdoors.

Family gatherings were important to Sylvia and she was always excited to attend her yearly family picnic. She loved fish & chip dinners, raisin bread and a shot of cherry whiskey now and then. She will always be remembered for not only her flirty, fiesty personality but her thoughtfulness and kind heart. She was a devoted mother whose love of life exuded from her as she nurtured relationships with all who knew her. We were blessed to have had her in our lives and learned many valuable lessons from her during her 86 years. She will be missed dearly by all those that had the pleasure of knowing her.

She was our hero,
She was our best friend,
She was our Mother.

Cremation has taken place and a private memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Canada. Online condolences can be expressed at

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