Passed away on Thursday December 6th surrounded by her family at St. Josephs Hospice. Sylvia was in her 82nd year. She was the beloved wife and soul mate to John Hodnett, married for a 61 blessed years. Sylvia was the loving mother to Steve Steven (Angela Santana) Hodnett, Jackie (Steve) Herdman and Sarah Rotchford (Cal Roberts). Cherished grandmother of Jeremy, Megan, Jordan (Shawny), Danielle (Jason), Paul (Chrystal), Andrew, Aaron, Kyle and Olivia. Great grandmother of 7 Sylvia will be greatly missed by her 2 sisters in England, Judy and Diane.
Sylvia had a long history of volunteerism. In early years she was a foster mother to several infant children which she loved like her own. She spent hours turning the dirt and pruning flowers with the Hillsburgh Horticultural Society. She prepared many hearty meals for Meals on Wheels and most recently was an active volunteer with the Four Counties Health Services auxiliary. Sylvia was an avid quilter, having quilted over 100 quilts for her family and friends and donating many to the Woman Rural Resource Centre. Sylvia along with her husband John were lifelong members of the Georgian Bay Yacht Club.
Friends and family will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 32 Metcalfe St W.; on December 8, 2018 from 11 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 12 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the St. Josephs Hospice in London Ontario. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com