Sylvia Jean Barfoot (nee Jenkins). Passed peacefully away on December 11, 2019 at the age of 72 years. Sylvia was a caring and wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend.
Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Sylvia was predeceased by her parents, Eileen and Ralph Jenkins, and leaves to mourn her husband of 50 years, Wilson, along with her children Carolyn (Geoff Rideout), Scott and Susan; beautiful grandchildren – Sophie and Max. She was a loved sister to Gail (Ken Armstrong), David Jenkins (Nora), Kent Jenkins (Janice) and Linda (Bob McMurdo), sister-in-law to Bev Murphy (Paul – Deceased), and aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Also mourning Sylvia’s passing is a large circle of friends, including Heather Hubley and the girls from the TK Club in Charlottetown, and special friends Elsie Rideout and Allison Pittman.
Sylvia enjoyed a career as a Registered Nurse at the Janeway and Glenbrook Lodge where she provided care and support for residents and their families.
Sylvia was a beautiful spirit that shined brightly. Her radiant smile, passion, and capability allowed her to touch the lives and hearts of many and she will be missed deeply.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Roger Butler and Denise Cahill for their exceptional care over the past six years. Visitation will take place on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 2–4 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, December 16 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Logy Bay Road. Flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made in her name to The Gathering Place.
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Wilson, we were so sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. She was a QCH & PWC classmate and we were fortunate to know her both during her Halifax training days & during our time in St. John’s. She always had a smile and a ready laugh. We will hold you & your family in our prayers.
So sorry to hear of Sylvias passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dear Wilson and family, we were so sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing.; She was a wonderful person so full of fun and life. We have you in our hearts.
Sincerely Gary and Barbara (Wellner) Holt
Wilson and family. Justin and I were saddened to hear that your lovely wife passed away. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Carolyn and family – I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was always so nice to us and welcoming when she’d see us. My deepest condolences to all the family.
– Dawn Carter
Mr. Barfoot, Carolyn, Scott and Susan,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife/mom.. She was such a kind and caring person who was always so good to me. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Wils & Family
So sorry to hear about your loss. May all your memories help get you through this difficult time.
Wilson and family our sincere condolences to you all .
We were so saddened to hear of Sylvia’s passing. . We have many fine memories of you both and I will always remember Sylvia as an amazing nursing classmate , a fantastic nurse and always fun to share time and stories..
May all the wonderful memories of your loving wife, mother and grandmother you hold in your hearts help bring you all peace and comfort at this very sad time and always. Linda and John Hawco.
Scott, I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My condolences to you during this very difficult time.
Wilson and family. I am so sorry to hear if your loss. I am thinking if you all on this difficult day. Floss
Wilson and family, sincere condolences to all of you and your family. I met Sylvia through my sister (Mary) and Brother in law (Bruce), she indeed was a wonderful woman.
Susan, we were saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Dear Susan and Carolyn,
We were so sad to hear about the loss of your dear mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Scott, Sophie, Max, Geoff and your dad during this difficult time. Much love.
Wilson and family, sincere condolences to all of you and her family in PEI. it was always a joy to see her and talk with her. She will be sorely missed.
Sending our sincere condolence at this difficult time.
David and Kent and sisters, and to Sylvia’s family in NF,
I did not know Sylvia, but went to QCHS with you David, and Kent I knew from YMCA Camp. I extend heartfelt consolation to all of you at this difficult time.
May God’s touching love and presence be felt by all of you in the days ahead.
Our heartfelt condolences to David and all Sylvia’s family. Obviously a special lady and special sister to our friend!
It’s always sad when a childhood friend and neighbour passes. It’s been years, many, since I last saw Sylvia, but I’ve never forgotten her. We lost track, and it’s good to see that despite its brevity her life was a good one – an important career and a family. My condolences to her family – her N&L family and those of the family who she grew up with. Her Mother was a gem and her Dad was, according to mine (a doc), considered a brilliant mentor to the other pharmacists practicing here. Goodbye, Sylvia.
Sincere sympathy to Sylvia’s family. Your beautiful Mom was a caring nurse to both my Mom and Aunt at Glenbrook lodge. our paths crossed again at bally hally ladies bridge. your good memories will help you at this sad time
Dear Wilson & family,
Sylvia was indeed a joyful and caring person and brought much happiness to others in every circumstance of life, whether at work, in her home or among friends.
My sincere condolences to you, your family and all those whom Sylvia loved.
With love, Gale
Wils and Family…..very sorry to learn of Sylvias’s passing…..hoping that your fond memories will be a source of strenght and comfort for you….
Wilson & Family;
I was very sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing.. I am sure it is a great loss and a sad time for all of you..
It has been a long time since most all of “the gang” left PEI in the mid 60’s and went our separate ways.
however, I still remember Sylvia’s smile and mild manner. She was a very nice friend to have..
I am sure you have many good memories of your times together. I hope they help you through this difficult time..
With Deepest Sympathy;
Sylvia and i were friends ..from grade 7 to 12 ..she was one of a kind….i can still see her running at top speed ..down north river road ..late as always.. to catch a ride with my dad.. we would pick her up on bungalow place..heather and i would talk dad into going around the block from park terrace..sometimes she was more than 2 blocks away …dad would say …every day ..the next time ..we leave without you…we never did..she would flash that smile …all was forgiven ..then to dads office.& the walk to PWC..grade 11 & 12… some of my best memories ..fun dances @the Y….
Sylvia was always a shining light..
Full of fun….never a dull moment..
I will miss her..she is the first ..to go…of those grade 7 girls that befrended me..a gawky country girl..that happened…to move to town …all those years ago..Sylvia was special
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family…..forever in my memories..
Very sorry for your loss. I knew Sylvia as a co-worker at GBL she was a wonderful co-worker , excellent nurse and friend, kind and caring..
Sending our sincere condolence at this difficult time.
Dear Wilson and family …. Sylvia and I met when we were seven years old and remained good friends over all these years. Her infectious, joyous laugh will stay with me always. Harry joins me in sending our deepest condolences to you and your loved ones, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Much love, Cathy and Harry
. My thoughts and prayers to Sylvia’s husband and family.
Andrea ( Brady) Patte
A friend and nursing classmate
Wils, Carolyn,Scott and Susan we are so sorry to hear about your mom.Please be assured that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Sylvia was a dear friend and neighbour when we lived on Aspen Place in St. John’s. She was such a wise and warm person with a big personality and we sure had a lot of fun together. Sylvia was the kind of friend who was there for you through the rough times as well. I have such great memories of our friendship ‘way back when’ and am so saddened to hear of her untimely passing .
Wils, Carolyn, Susan and Scott, I am so sorry for your loss.
Sheila (Matheson) Molyneaux
Wils – so very sorry to hear the news of Sylvia’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and all the family.
Sincere Sympathy to the family of Sylvia. We were frie
nds from Queen Charlotte High. I will always remember her smile and friendship. Elayne Reynolds McLaine. Charlottetown PEI
I am so sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.. I will miss her . She was so nice to me all the time. Take care of each other.
Scott – my sincere condolences to you and your family. I hope your happy memories will comfort you at this difficult time.
I am so sorry to learn about Sylvia’s passing. My sincerest condolences go out yo Wilson and their family. You are a good man Wils.
Our deepest sympathy to all the family..Sylvia was a wonderful person and a beautiful smile..Fly with the angels dear Sylvia.
My deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of Sylvia.
She was a dear friend when we were young.
I spent a lot of time as a child at her home .
May God Bless you all .
Chubby (Morris )Campbell
Sylvia’s high spirit and positive attitude in the face of prolonged adversities will always be an inspiration to me.
Her shiny eyes and bright smiles will always remain in my memory .
So sorry to hear of cousin Sylvia’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to all her family.
So sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing.. My thoughts and sincere condolences are with yoo.
Wils and Family.
So sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. My sincere condolences to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and the days ahead. May to take comfort in knowing that others are praying for you and the family.
Wils, At the y today and was informed of your wife’s passing. I am so sorry for you and your family. I am leaving forEdmonton tomorrow and unable to attend visitation.Will contact you when I return. Regards.
Dear Wils, Scott and family, I was sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. Sincere condolences on this sad occasion.
So sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Condolences to all the family..
Roy & Lillian Bannister
We were so sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing, she was an amazing nurse, so friendly and caring, she looked after our Mother (Helen Hood) at Glenbrook and always had time to talk to us and share a funny story. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of each other.
Wils, so sorry to hear about your loss. Will keep her in my prayers.
I am so sorry to learn of Sylvia ‘s passing. Such a lovely lady. My deepest condolences to Wilson, Carolyn, Susan and Scott. I am out of town but hope to be back on Sunday and plan to attend the funeral. My heart breaks for you all .
Thinking of you all at this time. I feel so blessed to have worked with Sylvia at Glenbrook . I have beautiful memories of many hours of the joy we shared as we spent many years there .
God Bless you all , the beautiful memories you have will keep her in your hearts forever .
Janet ( Martin)
I am so sorry for your loss. Sylvia was such a kind and happy person. I worked with her at Glenbrook Lodge. She touched many lives in her career, both staff and residents. Rest in peace.
Wilson and family, my heart goes out to you all on your loss. The memories you’ve made these last 50 plus years are now there to help you and warm your hearts. Sylvia was a sweet friend. Marlene Henry
Wilson & family,
So very sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. Our
heartfelt condolences to you at this very sad time.
Ron & Bridget Bradley
So sorry for your loss Bev.. Its especially hard losing a loved one at this time of year… please pass on my condolences to all the family.. praying for strength for you all – may she rest in peace..
I am so sorry for your loss. May you rest easy Sylvia. My condolences to Wilson and family.
So very sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. I had the prevlidge of working with her at the Glenbrook Lodge. She was a wonderful ,caring nurse and coworker and a sweet lady. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Scotty and family,
Thinking of you at this difficult time.
To Sylvia’s entire family and friends
Our deepest sympathy. I have very fond memories of Sylvia while growing in Charlottetown and in later years…..her great sense of humor and constant smile on her face. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many people and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time
So sorry to learn of your loss of your sister. My thoughts are with you at this time ….
This breaks my heart. Such a beautiful lady with such a beautiful spirit. I’m so blessed to have worked with her and to have shared many laughs with her. Heaven has certainly gained a beautiful angel. My condolences to Wilson and all her family at this sad time.
My deep condolences to you all. I had the privilege to work with Sylvia at the Glenbrook Lodge. She was an amazing nurse and coworker. She was so kind and caring to everyone she met. She always spoke of her family with such pride and love. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Willson and family , so sorry to hear of Sylvias passing . I worked with her at The Janeway years ago she was a great nurse and a great person . Lots of memories of that time . May your memories keep you strong.
Christina Pitcher Hunt
I am so sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. My thoughts, prayers and love go to the family and friends of this extremely strong woman. xxo.
So so sorry to hear this news she was a beautiful person inside and out and a caring person Hugs and prayers to all the family
Wilson, Carolyn, Scott, Susan and families:
Sincere condolences on Sylvia’s passing. May your memories of your life shared together bring you comfort at this sad time.
Barbara and Rasul Khan and family
Wilson & Family,
So sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. Sincere Condolences to all her family & friends. You have another special angel to watch over all of you…
Wilson, Carolyn, Scott, Susan and families. We extend our sincerest condolences to you at this very heartbreaking time and loss. Sylvia was a wonderful and sweet lady. As neighbors we visited many times, in our gardens or just sitting on our front step having a chat. It’s been a long and difficult 6 years but she never gave up or gave in to it, she was a truly a strong woman. We admired her so much for all she was doing through, yet she always waved and smiled over at us. Our neighborhood has lost a dear lady.
Fly high with the angels dear Sylvia, RIP with those you’ve loved and lost , until we all meet again.
Regina & Glenn Russell
I’m so sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. I worked with her at Glenbrook Lodge and she was an exceptional nurse and person. She was a very proud mother and would often tell us of the latest happenings with all the kids … always with a smile!! Take comfort in her memories
So sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. I too met her at the Marjorie Mews Bookclub and she was always so kind and thoughtful, and we talked about her grandchildren as I also have a son named Max. May the memories you have with her bring peace to your family.
Our thoughts and condolences.
My condolences to Sylvia’s family. I knew her since we were young women with young families. She was a warm, smart and friendly person. I last saw her at a Bridge game…she was struggling but still had a smile on her face!
I’m so sorry to hear of Skyvia’s passing. We were book club members at Marjorie Mews library and I always enjoyed her presence, her comments and her strength of character.
My condolences to the family and I am sure all who met her will have fond memories as I do.