Catherine Cecilia Sylvia

Catherine Cecilia Sylvia

July 03, 1923 - June 07, 2021
Laguna Woods California

Catherine Cecilia Sylvia

July 03, 1923 - June 07, 2021
Laguna Woods California


Catherine (Kay) C. Sylvia
1923 – 2021

Catherine passed away on June 7th peacefully in her home in Laguna Woods, Ca. with her daughter by her side. Catherine was born on July 3rd 1923 in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.

After graduating high school Catherine married a horse racing jockey Earl Sylvia in Edmonton, Canada on September 2nd. 1944. After their honeymoon they moved to San Mateo, Ca. Catherine became a U.S. citizen and work for the social security office as a translator. The next year 1945 Catherine and her husband Earl had a daughter (Christine) born on October 31. They moved next to Pasadena, Ca. were in 1953 Catherine gave birth to a son (Earle) on May 23rd.

Catherine worked for Sears 15 years. After Catherine retired from Sears, Catherine and husband Earl moved to Riverside, Ca. to enjoy the country life. When Catherine’s husband (Earle) retired from Boeing they moved to Leisure World Laguna Hills, Ca. Later it became a city called Laguna Woods, Ca.

Catherine and her husband joined St. Nicholas Catholic church and attended mass regularly. She enjoyed the many activities and clubs that Laguna Woods had to offer, but Catherine especially enjoyed the Writer’s Club. She enjoyed writing and did so till shortly before her passing.

Catherine is survived by her son (Earle) and daughter (Christine), Three Grandchildren, Eleven Great Grandchildren and Three Great Great Grandchildren.


  • Date & Time: June 27, 2021 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: June 29, 2021 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: St. Nicholas Catholic Church
  • Location: 24252 El Toro Rd. Laguna Woods, CA 92637 - (Get Directions)

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: June 29, 2021 (1:30 PM)
  • Venue: Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park
  • Location: 11500 Arlington Ave. Riverside, CA 92505 - (Get Directions)

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