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Simpson; Amy Irene Syvilla

Posted By Obits On September 27, 2014 @ 10:01 am In Obituaries | 16 Comments


SIMPSON – Amy Irene Syvilla, 99, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Born in Milton, Queens County, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Sophie (Fraelic) Hartlen.

Amy was a former sales clerk with Simpsons in Toronto and worked in various other capacities within the company. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Brooklyn, the church choir and the ACW. She was an avid gardener, loved to knit and embroider as well as socialize. She had a fondness for animals, especially dogs.

She is survived by her sister Dorothy Freeman of Milton and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Norman, her sisters Jean, Gladys, Jessie, Roxie and Marguerite, her brothers Robert, Harry, Clair, Rex and Reginald.

Visitation will be Monday, September 29, 2014 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Brooklyn. Reverend Judy Cross officiating. Burial will be at a later date following cremation. Family flowers only, donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church or to any charity. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.


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Condolence from Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett on September 27th, 2014 10:57 am

We send our sympathy on the passing of Amy . She was a true lady, and good friend of my Mother, Evelyn Leslie of Brooklyn. She lived a long life, but will be loved and remembered by many people in the community, RIP Amy

Condolence from Gertrude Wagner & the Wagner family on September 27th, 2014 11:22 am

the Wagner family is sorry to hear the passing of a very dear and lovely lady she was always a ray of sunshine and always was good company . Amy was a very close friend to us all loved I visiting her when my mom worked for her. She will be missed and never forgotten .prayers go out to all the family and friends .

Condolence from Margo & Borden Hanley on September 27th, 2014 12:27 pm

Dear Peter, Rose and Family: Our sincere condolences to you all on the passing of “Aunt Amy”, which is how we all knew her. She was such a sweet and gentle lady and was so glad to have a chat when we met up with her. I last saw her at the Lodge in Port Mouton, and although it had been years since I had spoken to her, she knew me immediately which was so heart-warming. Let your good memories give you all peace. God Bless.

Condolence from Janet and George Fletcher on September 27th, 2014 7:52 pm

We were sorry to hear about Amy. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Donnie and Valerie on September 28th, 2014 7:55 am

Amy’s Family,
Sad to hear of Amy’s passing.
She was one of the nicest people we ever had the pleasure of knowing.She was not only kind and generous but a very interesting story teller.

Condolence from JeannetteLewis on September 28th, 2014 11:25 am

Our thoughts was with you and we know now you are at rest .My family will be with your sister our Mom and keep her safe .Love you Aunt Amy

Condolence from Sherrii Miller on September 28th, 2014 5:35 pm

To Amy’s family. I was so sorry to hear of Amy’s passing,I got to know her while working with VON and also while she was a resident at Stone Haven Lodge in Port Mouton.She was a great friend and a very fine lady.She will certainly be missed by all who knew her.My condolences to all her family at this sad time.

Condolence from Rhonda Lacusta on September 28th, 2014 6:21 pm

Helen Tim Shirley and Mrs. Freeman

We are sorry to hear Amy passed away.

Condolence from Louise Smith on September 28th, 2014 11:45 pm

To Amy’s family,sorry to hear of Amy’s passing, I got to know her when she was at Stonehaven Lodge,in Port Mouton. She was a very fine lady and I loved helping her when it was needed. My condolences to all her family. Amy is now in the care of God, RIP Amy

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on September 29th, 2014 10:43 am

To the family of the late Amy Simpson,

I would like to convey a sincere expression of sympathy in your time of great sorrow.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

With Sincere Condolences,

Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Lynn macintosh on September 29th, 2014 4:07 pm

I just wanted to say how much I loved my Aunt Amy. It has really bothered me that I not been able to visit her in the last few years because of injury. I have wonderful memories of her visiting our family in Maine and visiting with us at our house when we lived in Dartmouth. I always found her to be happy and very entertaining! Her dog meant the world to her and even when she had to find him a new home she NEVER stopped worrying or talking about him. Aunt Amy always made me feel so special ….she would get so excited when we came to visit and you knew it was coming straight from her heart. I am glad she and my Mom and Dad are together again. Aunt Amy was just simply a sweetheart….I am sure right now she is trying to get Mom to go somewhere for lunch….lol!

Condolence from Kirsty Tousignant on September 29th, 2014 7:35 pm

Dear Peter and Rose ,
Please accept my condolences . Even when the passing is gentle, and the natural sunset of a very long life, loss is loss, and it hurts. A presence in your lives for so long has departed.
Although I met ‘Aunt Amy’ only a few times, her character was vivid and memorable.
I also remember your faithful care of her, and your patience and kindness in circumstances which were sometimes difficult over the years. She did much good in her life, and you were so good to her as the shadows lengthened. I hope that the memory of her goodness, and your own, will comfort you.

Kirsty Tousignant, East Berlin

Condolence from Melanie Jackson on September 29th, 2014 8:39 pm

Myself,and the rest of the nursing staff at NQNH will miss her greatly.So sorry to the family for your loss.

Condolence from Terrena Parnell on September 30th, 2014 2:16 pm

My condolences to the family. Amy was a sweet lady and my mother enjoyed staying with her when she had her hip replacement done quite a few years ago.

Condolence from Bob,Karen,Hannah and Luke on September 30th, 2014 4:44 pm

Dear Peter, Rose and Family,
We’re very sorry for the loss of your Aunt. She was certainly blessed with a long life and a loving family. Please accept our sincere condolences in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Bonnie Muise on October 4th, 2014 8:55 pm

Dearest Amy, you may not remember me but I sure remember you, and all the lovely moments we shared. At the Nova Veterinary Clinic I had the pleasure of getting to know you. I loved that you loved your furry companions, as much as they loved you You always made my day a bit brighter. Say hi to Chelsea when you meet up with her, she was such a sweet girl! Hope we will meet again. Bonnie Muise

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