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Sylvia Hellekson

May 14, 1938 - June 22, 2022


It is with heavy hearts the family of Sylvia Hellekson announce her passing.

Mom worked many years with the Ministry of Forest. After retiring they travelled, moved to Osoyoos, and wintered in Arizona. They then moved back to Nelson to settle by the lake.

Predeceased by her husband Roy (2014), daughter Cindy Lee (1961), mother Borghild & father Aslak Sandberg, sister Eleanor Shonsta, and brothers Bob and Arne Sandberg.

Sylvia is survived by her son Rick (Terry-Lee), grandchildren Trevor, Samantha (Ryan) Carleton, great grandchildren Rylee, Sofia, Arlo and Cayde, daughter Sandy (Gord) Rae, and grandchildren Jessica (Tian), Nicole (Dayton), and Jared.

Her family would like to thank the Lakeview Village staff, Kootenay Lake Hospital 3rd floor staff and Dr Martha Wilson for their care and compassion during Mom’s brief illness.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.


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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lynda Dosenberger
Relation: Family friend and co-worker

So very sorry to hear the news. Sylvia was one of the finest supervisors at Min of Forests, she lead by example and was a great mentor. She was tough on problems, cared about staff and had the warmest smile. Deepest sympathy to the whole family. She was a beautiful, kind lady.

From: Cindy Gavin
Relation: friend

Very sad to hear of Sylvia passing.
She was a very kind and wonderful person! xo
Hugs to Sandy & Rick and there family’s

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