Sybil Ida May Cruikshank

Cruikshank; Sybil Ida May (nee Irwin) passed away peacefully at Westhaven Care Centre on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 88 years of age.

Predeceased by her husband Ron (1985) and one brother Russel Irwin. She is survived by 2 daughters: Gail Cruikshank (Robert Crewe) and Cheryl (Dale) Vanderhook; son Russel; grandchildren: Kristen (Jarritt), Kevin, Scott and Amber; great grandchildren: Darian and Kylie as well as one brother Robert (Ina) Irwin and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Sybil was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who always put the needs of her family ahead of her own. A registered teacher, she taught for a number of years in Saskatchewan, Ontario and for a short time here in Port Alberni. A long time member of the Alberni Valley United Church, Sybil used her teaching skills to teach Sunday School and Explorers for many years and in her later years, was involved in the church Pastoral Care committee. She also volunteered for many years teaching crafts at Moorecroft Camp.

A service of remembrance will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at the Alberni Valley United Church, 3747 Church St. with Rev. Sandra McMillan officiating. A reception will take place immediately following the service in the church hall. Cremation has already taken place.

Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting If desired, donations in Sybil’s memory may be made to Westhaven’s Memorial Garden, 3949 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni, V9Y 4S1, a therapeutic garden for residents at Westhaven Care Centre.

Chapel Of Memories Funeral Directors – (250) 723-3633

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