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Sylvia Walshe

With Dignity, With Care

On 16th March 2014 peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, Sylvia aged 77 years of Wyke. Dearly loved wife of Geoffrey, loving mum of Tracey and Steven, a dear mother-in-law of Graham and Susanne, a very special grandma to Joe and Rebecca an

On 16th March 2014 peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, Sylvia aged 77 years of Wyke.  Dearly loved wife of Geoffrey, loving mum of Tracey and Steven, a dear mother-in-law of Graham and Susanne, a very special grandma to Joe and Rebecca and a dear sister to Gloria and Bessie.   Family and friends were invited to meet at Westfield United Reformed Church, Wyke on Tuesday 25th March at 1.00 p.m. for a service to celebrate Sylvia's life, followed by cremation at Parkwood.  Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory of Sylvia were given to The Macmillan Nurses.   All enquries to Gateway Funeral Services. Tel: 01274 653115.


Rebecca Walshe (granddaughter)

My grandma... I literally dont know where to start with this women, she was so special in every single way and touched so many peoples lives. I've never met a women so caring so selfless so genuine and on top of all that found so much room in her heart to be so loving to everyone around her. She played such an import role in my growing up into the women i am today. Although I'm still very immature which i blame on her due to spending most my childhood at her house. When i think of the games she had to put up with me wanting to play for example getting all the dining chairs lined up in the kitchen and pretending i was a bus driver which is a weird game for any child to want to play. The customers on the bus were mainly Grandmas old toys from the loft and that one creepy doll called charlie that most of the family will know about, i still have nightmares about that doll. She used to spend hours with me trying to teach me how to bake, which after failing so many times i was demoted to spreading the melted chocolate on top of her famous chocoalte cake or just mixing the batter. My mother wasnt 100% happy with me coming back with the food i had baked at grandmas which was just basically play dough that we had baked in the oven for 10 minutes, she would take me home and watch me say to my mum "Mummy taste this i made it at grandmas" and watch in amuzement as my mum had to taste this awful salty pastery i had made and stand behind me and say to my mum" Yes susanne taste it" whilst laughing to herself . I'll never forget the trips to norward green with joe my grandma and grandad and how we used to be amazed at finding four leaf clovers. In regards to cooking No one makes a sunday dinner like my grandma, my dad tries bless him but he's no where near, and i try to keep my mum out the kitchen as much as possible so theres no hope of replicating the amazing sylvia walshe sunday dinners. To my Grandad geoff i'm so sorry you've lost your best friend, im so proud of you as are all the family for how well you coped with her illness and how strong you are, you are an inspiration and somehow with grandma looking down on you i know you will be fine. You were and always will be her rock. To my Dad and auntie tracey i'm sorry you lost your mother, she brought you both up so well and you are both credits to her, i know this because me and Joe have been brought up well which is all from grandmas influences. She loved you both dearly and you could tell when we were all together and she would just stare at you both or at any one of us in oar and amazement. I'm so proud of you both and i hope you can be strong and help each other through this heartbreaking time. To Auntie Gloria and Auntie bessie im sorry you've lost your sister and best friend, i know you were all so close. No matter how far away you all are you've always had this strong bond which wont be broken just because she's gone she will live in the happy memories you have of her, 99.9% of those memories are happy the 0.1% when she wasnt happy was when leeds lost. she was never sad always smiling always laughing. You will help each other through this and know shes with your mum and dad in heaven now probably eating a vanilla slice and having a cup of tea. To joe i'm so sorry that we've lost another Grandparent, expecially Grandma we were both incredibly close to her as we spent most of our time at her house. I'm also sorry that i was her favorite grandchild, that must be even harder for you . Her and Gran will be talking about us now saying how proud they are of us. And finally to my Mum and Uncle Graham i'm so sorry you lost your second mum, i know how important she was to you both and you loved her deeply. She loved you too. She expecially loved Grahams fish pie and my mums scottish soup. For my mum I'm sorry you've lost another Mother just remember she loved you like her own and at least her and gran are now together she can catch gran up on everyones lives and have a good gossip. I will miss my Grandma more than words can say but i know we'll meet again one day.

Jez Wright

Aunty Snybs, you were like a mother to me & Lindsey after our Mum passed away. You were a massive influence and showed us how to have respect and consideration for others. Your legacy continues through our children, as well as Tracey, Steven, Joe & Rebecca, and every other person that had the pleasure and fortune to know you. The world has lost a wonderful person, God bless and rest in peace x

Lindsey Allaud

Hear hear Jez! Aunty Sylvia was one of the most important people in my life and she will be dearly missed. She was such a kind, caring and generous person with never an ill word to say about anybody and we had so many precious times together as a family eating her yummy chocolate cake! The last image I have of Sylvia is in January so she was already very ill but she still got up to wave goodbye and threw her head back in laughter when I danced the French Cancan down the drive! Way to go Aunty Sylvia; keep on laughing and smiling up there. Love you xxxxx

Tracey Clews (daughter)

What can I say about my darling Mum apart from she was perfect in every way. She was a loving and fun Mum when me & Steven were children and always put us first. The school holidays were memorable with long sunny days spent picnicking and playing by the damn down Wilson Road with friends. Also when we went to watch Leeds United with Mum & Aunty Gloria and my cousins in the 70's - special times! We had many fabulous holidays at various Butlins holiday camps and on the Norfolk Broads, always with family and friends. I will never forget the special holiday in Kenya when we visited Aunty Bessie & Uncle Alan, Kim and Aly. Mum and Dad also took the whole family to Gibraltar for their Golden Wedding Anniversary and she just loved seeing the dolphin's swimming along side the boat. Mum supported us both right through school and when we started work. She never made judgement on my choice of boyfriends and always made everyone feel welcome at home and part of our family. She stood by me through difficult times even if I was in the wrong. She was the first person I rang with either good or bad news and was always there for me no matter what. I have been so very lucky to have had the unconditional love of such a wonderful Mum and to have shared 52 very special birthdays. I now have to learn to live with the loss and the physical pain in my heart but I know Mum will always be there watching over us and smiling down on us all until we meet again. God bless you Mum and thank you for everything and for making me the person I am today. All my love, always from Tracey xxx

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