At midday on Thursday 4 June friends and colleagues of Sylvia Fox lined Whitelands Avenue opposite Chorleywood Peace Hospice Shop to pay their respects and say farewell to Sylvia who was a valued and popular volunteer at the charity shop for over 20 years.
“It was a very moving occasion with everyone clapping as the funeral cortege slowly proceeded along the road.“ says Peace Hospice Shop Area Manager Lyn Judge, “We hope it gave some comfort to her family to know that she will be sadly missed.”
Sylvia and husband Bob moved to Chorleywood from Harrow in 1978 and have lived in the same house in Quickley Lane for 42 years. They have one son Stephen who now lives in Sylvia’s considerably modernised old family home in Harrow with his own family.
Sylvia had numerous hobbies and interests most of which she sustained throughout her life. She was an exceptionally talented ballroom dancer passing all her many examinations with honours. She was a passionate and knowledgeable gardener, an avid reader, a lover of dogs and wildlife generally, a keen photographer, a jigsaw and crossword enthusiast, a music lover, sometime potter and a collector of arts and crafts.
She was also inventive and practical by nature and in her time turned her hand to many things including restoring, repairing, electrical wiring, painting and decorating.She was utterly devoted to her family and a loyal friend to many over the years. Graceful inside and out, she radiated warmth and wit and will be missed so very much by all whose lives have been touched by hers.