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Sylvia Natalie Kirby Brock
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Birth: May 3, 1893
Maple
Ontario, Canada
Death: May, 1988
Maple
Ontario, Canada

The youngest of 5 children: three girls and the two boys who died before they had a chance to grow up. She was a maker of hats, mother to one son Kirby, a heartbroken widow at 58. Shorter in stature, she sang in the church choir along side the very tall Helen Bailey and would say, "we must have been a sight". She lived most of her life in Maple Ontario having a laugh with the other old church ladies, lying about her age and driving her 4 grandchildren crazy.

She owned a blue 1968 Oldsmobile with a V8 engine and drove that car as if she were the principle driver for Penske Racing. She never once, not even when she was 85, hesitated to back that car into a steady stream of traffic and jack rabbit her way home. One day she stepped on the gas instead of the brake and that Olds took flight into a farmer's field near enough to Shurgain Farms. The grey haired occupants survived, but Sylvia was never the same.

She lived the rest of her long life in a nursing home thinking she was at a horse race. I hope she was beting to win.

Sylvia Natalie Kirby is buried in the Maple United Cemetery, close to her parents and brothers. She lies next to her love, Ernie. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathaniel Kirby (1862 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Ernest Alfred Henry Brock (1893 - 1951)
 
 Children:
  Kirby Alfred Brock (1921 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Cemetery
Maple
York Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
 
Created by: Mahlersfifth
Record added: Aug 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75066245
Sylvia Natalie <i>Kirby</i> Brock
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Sylvia Natalie <i>Kirby</i> Brock
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Sylvia Natalie <i>Kirby</i> Brock
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