2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Sylvia Mary Turcotte (Nee Marshall) May 6, 1940 - March 30, 2020

Sylvia Mary Turcotte (Nee Marshall), age 79 of Kemptville. Passed away suddenly at home on Monday, March 30th, 2020. Born on May 6, 1940 to her parents Wilfred and Mary Marshall who raised her with devotion and passion.

Beloved wife and best friend of 62 years, of Fred Turcotte. Loving mom of Alan, Terry(Julie), John(Lana), and Glen(Kelly). Cherished grandma of Matthew, Patrick, Jordan, Aaron, Kara, Kaitlin, Cameron, Ryan, Ashley, Joey, Sydney, and Jared. Cherished great grandma to Max, William, Savannah, and Alitzia. Adored sister of Anne Marie(Tony), Brenda, and Barbara.  Aunt to many loved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Jeffrey; her brother Wayne and two grandsons; Kyle, and TJ. For 17 years she worked at McGahey Insurance where she loved interacting with and helping people.  Sylvia was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church and a strong, determined, fiercely independent woman of God. She took comfort in her faith and enjoyed working with the ladies at the Holy Cross Bazaar. She was a great neighbour and friend, always willing and ready to lend a helping hand. Her intense love for people and cooking had her in the kitchen often, where you could find her baking her famous fudge and pies, while testing new recipes- but this is not all! Sylvia cherished every moment spent with both her loved ones and friends, and she was always ready to listen to (and probably solve) any problems…but don’t try to get her on the hotline in the evenings! She loved to chat with friends and family, sometimes into the wee hours…

Throughout life, her love in God never wavered. Her kind, warm demeanor put everyone at ease and the stories and laughs she had to share will be cherished endlessly. Wife, Mom, Sister, Grandma, Great-grandma, Aunt, and Friend, you will be dearly missed and remembered by family and friends forever.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Donations in memory of Sylvia may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).  Online condolences may be made at




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A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Donations in memory of Sylvia may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).  Online condolences may be made at





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    Henry and Marilyn Ceelen says

    Please accept our most sincere condolences and sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    Sylvianne says

    My deepest sympathies to John and his family at this difficult time.

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    Theresa McCaig says

    It is with great sadness we read of Sylvia’s passing. In our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Wish I could hug you all. 😥 Hunter & Theresa McCaig

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      Rick and Susan Fisher says

      Our deepest sympathy to Fred and his entire family at this sad time.
      We will remember Sylvia for her friendship and kindness.

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    Nancy Curtis says

    To Fred and family. Please accept my sincere condolences on Sylvia’s passing. She was a wonderful person to deal with whenever I had a question regarding insurance and always had time for a visit. She will be sorely missed.

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    Debbie Banks ( Curtis) says

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families in the days and weeks ahead. May you experience some wonderful conversations as you remember Sylvia and the legacies she has left with each of you.

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    Tyler McCammon says

    Please accept my deepest sympathies. Sylvia was a wonderful person, I will always remember the fresh baking she would share with our family.

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    Anthony and Doreen OSullivan says

    Dear Fred and family, our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. We know well Sylvia’s generosity with the Knights of Columbus golf tournament and the HCC Bazaar. May Sylvia rest in peace.

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    Chris McGahey says

    Sending my love to the entire Turcotte and Marshall families. Sylvia was a wonderfully warm and caring person who was always so kind to our family. She was one of my mothers dearest friends, and was always there to talk and listen. May you find comfort in her strong faith and know she is at peace with the Lord.

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    michael aldham says

    Fred,Terry and extended family:
    Please accept my condolences at this sad time in your lives. May the great memories from the past give you comfort in the coming days.
    My thoughts are with you all as you get through these sad times. Mike

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    Marion Norton says

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in Sylvia’s death. I always enjoyed working with her from McGahey Ins.

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    Kathryn Caldwell says

    Glen, Kelly, Sydney, Jared –
    So very sorry to learn of the passing of your dear mom/MIL/grandmother. Keep her spirit close to your heart. Sending prayers of strength to you all at this very difficult time. Warm hugs.
    Kathryn Caldwell

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    Arlene Hall says

    Fred and family,
    So sorry to hear of Sylvia’s death. It must be especially difficult during this extremely difficult time. She shared fun stories with us at Mom’s wake last year about her and Mom. My condolences to all of you.

    Arlene Hall

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    Andy Copping says

    Please accept my condolences at this sad time in your lives.

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    Steven and Nancy Tremblay says

    Dearest Fred and family,
    Nancy and I would like to send our most heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time. We always enjoyed meeting up with you and Sylvia; she was such a bright light in everyone’s lives. We will miss her beautiful smile and laughter and her words of wisdom. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers and do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything. We are just down the road – a phone call away. God Bless,

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    Rico Bruni says

    Terry and family … I am profoundly saddened to hear about the passing of your dear mother. She was a beautiful person who leaves an awesome legacy of family, friendship and service. You have much of which to be proud. May she Rest In Peace.

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    Sara Jo Bowlby says

    We are so sorry for your loss. I know how special she was in your lives. Sending you love and prayers.

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    Renée & Jacques Phaneuf says

    With all our most sincere condolences on the loss of someone we both considered a sister. Our thought and prayers go out to Fred and family.

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    Wayne and Cathy Mann says

    Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    God Bless

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    Cindy McCammon says

    Dear Fred and family, so very sorry to hear this sad news. Sylvia was a lovely neighbour, wonderful baker and so committed to her community. My thoughts are with you all.

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    The Newman family says

    Fred, Terry, and family,
    Our hearts are breaking for you. I so wish we could be with you at this difficult time. Sylvia was a wonderful lady, she was loved by all! Her sweet and caring ways will certainly be missed in our community. We will continue to pray for you all. God bless you.

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    Don and Sheila Van Allen says

    Fred, Alan, Terry,Johnny, Glen and Families,
    We offer our sincere condolences to all of you at this very sad time. Sylvia was a lovely lady
    who will be greatly missed by you and by all who was fortunate to know her.
    Don and Sheila!

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    Claudette Ouellette says

    our sincere condolences to the family

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    Dianne Boyd Radford says

    Dear Fred, Alan, Terry, Johnny,Glen and families,

    I am sorry I am so late expressing my condolences, but I only learn recently of you losing Sylvia. She was a wonderful wife and mother and as I write this message so close to Mother’s Day I know that your loss will feel like a giant void at this time. I was talking to her not long ago and she was filling me in on all the family and reminding me of all the babysitting I did for the family and then ended up teaching some of her Grandchildren. Her family was her world!
    My thoughts are with you,
    Dianne Boyd Radford

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    Hilda Stone says

    Wow please except my sincere Condolences in The loss of Sylvia . Fred & Family . Just read this today March 25 2021! Hilda Stone ( McClintock!

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