Dan Sylvestre

Dan Sylvestre

Tuesday, December 13th, 1949 - Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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Daniel Joseph Robert Pierre Sylvestre
December 13, 1949 – September 1, 2020

Dan Sylvestre died at home in Didsbury, Alberta on Tuesday, September 1st at the age of 70 years.

Relatives and friends met at Knox United Church in Didsbury on Tuesday, September 8th for visitation and a funeral service. Reverend Janice Walls conducted the service. Burial followed at the Carstairs cemetery.

Dan is survived by his wife, Carol; his 4 step-children – Lyndsay, Will (Kate) and their son, Farley; Robert (Elisha) and their children, Eileen and Matthew and Allison (Brandon) and their children, Tyson, and Wyatt. Dan is also survived by his 99-year-old mother, Berthe Sylvestre; his stepmother, Colette Gaudreault; sister Suzanne; brothers Serge (Helen), Jacques, Bernard, and Jean-Yves (Kelly) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dan is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Marion and Clayton Knapp and a large extended family.

Dan was predeceased by his father, Raymond and his sister-in-law, Rose.

Dan was blessed to have had a vibrant life and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Dan was born in Montreal and grew up on Air Force bases across Canada. He completed high school in Edmonton and went on to study Auto Body at NAIT. Dan changed careers and trained as a Harley Davidson mechanic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked for many years as a motorcycle technician.

Dan was a supporter of the Royal Canadian Legion and enjoyed his involvement with the Carstairs Branch. He was a great friend to animals and will be missed by his two dogs and two cats.

Dan’s family are grateful to all of those who were first on the scene, assisted Dan and did what they could to help.

If friends so desire, donations can be made directly to Inn from the Cold. Inn from the Cold provides shelter and services for children and their families who are without homes. This is an organization Dan supported for many years.
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    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
    Knox United Church, Didsbury
    1406 19 Ave.
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Jenny broadhead

Posted at 10:55pm
My condolences to Dan's and his family, friends and fur friends. I didn't know him, but I know his brother Ben and I know in my heart that this family are as strong as an old growth forest! Good, good people! God Bless you Dan!

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Posted at 09:59pm
Carol and Family: We send you Thoughts, Hugs, Comfort, Courage, Peace and Love Dar and Gerry
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