ABBS, Anne Sybil (nee HARMER) - It is with sadness that we share the news of our mother's death, Anne Sybil Abbs (nee Harmer), who passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Village Care Centre, in Midland, on January 17, 2021, at age 88.
Our family finds comfort in her passing as she battled severe dementia for the past few years.
Sybil outlived her devoted husband, Lawrence who passed in 2006, after 56 years of marriage.
She is survived by her loving family Cathy (Mike) Dytnerski, Debbie (Mike) Wig, Sally (Gus) McMillan, Patti (Larry) Miller, Linda (Steve) Cummer, and Ted Abbs, along with 18 grandkids and 20.5 great-grandkids, as well as an older brother, Alan Harmer (Isabelle) of Burlington.
Both the Abbs family and the Harmer family were founding figures in the community of Clarkson, Ontario (now Mississauga) with the Abbs flower business, Clargreen Gardens, being a landmark on Southdown Road for over 80 years.
Sybil and Lawrence were active members of their community and also spent their recreational time cottaging on Sparrow Lake, and later on Gloucester Pool.
A private family service will be held in Oakville and Mom will eventually join Dad in Springcreek Cemetery in Clarkson.
We hope to celebrate mom's life with more family and friends at a later date.
Thank you to the very special staff at Hillcrest who kept Mom safe during these recent difficult times.
If you wish to make a charitable donation, the family suggests the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.