Obituary of Sylvia Bruley
BRULEY, Sylvia Kathleen was born in Waterford on the family farm in 1932, graduated from Waterford District High School and married Bill Bruley in Port Dover in 1955. Bill was a Merchant Marine, had a career at Borg Warner and volunteered with the Haldimand/Norfolk Police Department as a diver. Sylvia’s working career started at Bell Canada as an operator followed by Eaton’s Canada and from there she went to work in the cafeteria at Port Dover Composite School where she was adored by its students. She spent much of her personal time giving back to her community. She was an active member of the Eastern Star, Rebekahs, the Anglican Church, Hospital and Legion Auxilliary. She assisted with many events with the Lion’s, food banks and was actively involved with the Simcoe and District Humane Society. One of Sylvia’s proudest accomplishments was being voted Citizen of the Year in 2019. She took pride in helping her community and will be missed by the many friends she made along the way. Sylvia passed away peacefully on January 24, 2024 in her 92nd year. Loving mother of Scott (Lise), Steve (Janice) and predeceased by Jeff (Brenda). Cherished grandmother of Aimee (Shawn) Murray, Troy (Jenn), Tyler, Zach and Jennifer. Sylvia leaves behind her great grandchildren Amilia, Rafe, Blake and Blaire. Predeceased by her husband Bill, parents Clarence and Alice Hemsley, brothers Tim (Bee), Ron (Shirley), Moe (Betty), Ben (WW2 veteran) and sisters Pat (Roy) Ghetti and Peg (Bill) Craig. There will be a Rebekahs service from 1:30pm to 2:00pm on Saturday February 3, 2024 followed by a visitation held from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm, with an Eastern Star service at 6:30 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home 102 First Ave, Port Dover (519)583-1530. Funeral service will take place at 11:00am on Monday February 5, 2024 at St. John’s Anglican Church, Woodhouse, 883 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe. Ven. Rick Jones officiating. A luncheon to follow at the hall. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. For those wishing, donations can be made to Simcoe and District Humane Society or The Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca. Thank you to all who have shared your stories and memories of Sylvia with us over the past few days, the family has thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing all the adventures of her life.