Sylvia Coccia

Sylvia Coccia

Tuesday, August 29th, 1933 Saturday, March 14th, 2020

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Obituary for Sylvia Anne Coccia

Sylvia Anne Coccia (August 29 1933, March 14 2020)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sylvia
Coccia (née Will) after bouts with stroke finally took her from us
at the age of 86. She was pre-deceased by her father Alex,
mother Mona, and brothers Bud and Doug, and is survived by
sisters Marlene and Vicky.

She leaves behind her sons Donnie (and wife Hetty), Tony (and
wife Lorna), Rick (and wife Laura) and David (and wife
Conchita), grandchildren Marlow, Christopher, Melissa,
Christian and Stephanie, and great-granddaughter Hannah.
Lastly, she leaves her ever-loving husband of 65 years, Donald,
with a most heavy heart. Their devotion to one another and to
their family is the pillar on which we all now lean in our grief.

Like her father Alex, Sylvia had an abiding affection for working
people and a love of reading, which informed her keen interest in
the wider world, and the city of her birth, Vancouver. A simple
bus trip downtown was always a pleasure for her, whether it was
to shop and have lunch, or to just amble into Stanley Park and
stroll the seawall. Though she and Don travelled widely over the
years, Vancouver was truly her home.

Among her other great pleasures were movies old and new, and
music, especially that of her Scottish heritage. She loved plants
and flowers, and like her mother Mona, she cultivated something
of an interest in folk remedies.

Together Sylvia and Don lived a rich life, one that saw a
beautiful courtship, the raising of a loving family, the
companionship of close friends, and for many years the pleasure
of seeing the world. Most enjoyable of their travels were the
many visits with relatives in Italy that forged an enduring family
connection, the longstanding annual vacations in Puerto Vallarta
that also happily came to include relatives in Mexico, and
perhaps most precious, their holidays spent in Sylvia's beloved
Scotland, and the Maritime provinces of Canada.

Sylvia spent her final days surrounded by loved ones.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Care
Team and nursing staff on ward 7C of VGH's Blackmore
Pavillion for the guidance and patience shown in caring for our

A Celebration of Life will follow at a date yet to be announced.

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Dear Coccia family, With caring thoughts and heart felt sympathy to you all.
God bless, Orliene Grant
Comment | Posted at 05:49pm via Condolence


Dear Rick and family, we are so very sorry to learn of your mothers passing we offer you and your family our heartfelt condolences sincerely Suzy, James, and Else Bolzner
Comment | Posted at 05:49pm via Condolence


Dena & Steven
To the Coccia family, Our deepest condolences for your loss may you find peace and comfort in your cherished memories of your Sylvia.
Sincerely Steven and Dena
Comment | Posted at 05:47pm via Condolence


Marla and family.
To the Coccia family with deepest sympathies our hearts and thoughts are with you. I will forever treasure so many fantastic memories of your Sylvia, my wonderful aunt love always, Mark, Marla, Ryan and Alex
Comment | Posted at 05:46pm via Condolence


Apr 21, 2020
Hi Rick, I just read about your mom. What a grand woman she was! It sounds like she was surrounded by a great deal of love as she departed this world.
Love to you, Cathy
Comment | Posted at 04:23pm via Condolence

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