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CRONK, Sylvia Elizabeth - April 28, 1924 - February 3, 2019 It is with great sadness that the family of Sylvia Elizabeth Cronk announces her passing on February 3, 2019 at Belleville, Ontario in her 95th year. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. Lawson Bruce Cronk (2015), parents William Joseph Byrnes and Martha (Kennedy), sister Anita (Marshall), and brothers Earl, Bob, Ray and Victor. Sylvia was born in Mactier, Ontario. Following High School she commenced nursing studies in Ottawa, where she met her cherished life partner Bruce. They married in 1949 and subsequently settled in Belleville Ontario. This was the start of an adventure which took them to Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, various corners of the British Isles and Canada - from Israel, to Rome, to Bear Island, to Baie Verte Newfoundland, to Belle Bella British Columbia. At home, Sylvia was the glue that organized the family household, and she did so with with great skill, devotion and affection. These attributes were also applied to her very active and decades long support of Bridge St. United Church. Sylvia will be dearly missed by her devoted children Anne and her husband Bob Freeland, Robert and his wife Patti (Aspinall), and Michael Sam; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of the Belmont Long Term Care Facility in Belleville and dedicated Personal Support Professionals who have lovingly cared for Sylvia in recent years. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at Bridge Street United Church, Belleville, Ontario on April 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the Church commencing at 1:30 p.m.. It was Sylvia’s wish that any donations in her memory be made to Bridge St. United Church or the charity of your choice. Online condolences, HREF="http://www.rushnellfamilyservices.com">www.rushnellfamilyservices.com
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Posted by James Hurst (Friend) On Friday, February 15, 2019
I just happened to see this posting this morning. Sincere condolences to Anne, Bob, and the family. A wonderful lady, at rest with Bruce.
Remembering a true lady
Posted by Elizabeth Shantz (Family friend) On Friday, February 15, 2019
No matter how long a life has been, it is never quite enough,

Saying goodbye and losing touch is always very tough.

We never appreciate what we’ve got until it’s lost or gone,

It seems our world is dark with gloom and the sun has never shone.

We need to think of the pain they had,

That we couldn’t ease and felt so bad,

As vigor waned and the spark had left,

We were feeling helpless and bereft,

So with mixed emotions, we know,

That now was the time to show,

How deep our love, and let them go.

Sympathies
Posted by Ian Stock (Family Friend) On Tuesday, February 12, 2019
On behalf of the Stock Family we wish to extend sincere condolences to the entire Cronk Family. Mrs Cronk was a wonderful, kind person who will be greatly missed by many. Positive thoughts for you all.
Love and prayers
Posted by Janet Ellenberger (family friend) On Monday, February 11, 2019
So many great memories of your Mom; a great hostess at home or the cottage and always a Lady. Thinking of you all and the many memories our families have made together!

Janet Ellenberger & The Loynes family

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Posted by Debbie (friend & hairdresser) On Sunday, February 10, 2019
My sincere condolences to Anne and family. Have known Sylvia since I was 16 years old when apprenticing then as a hairdresser at Belmont Long Term Care. She was a very warm person will remember Sylvia dearly. Thoughts and prayers.
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