It is with deep regret that we have to report that Sylvia died at Kettering hospital on Friday April 13th after five days on life support due to a heart attack.
Her sister Sue Henderson, with her partner Mark Johnson and Sylvia's partner Aby Marlow, were with her throughout; her children Charlotte and William visited her during this period.
Sylvia's funeral will be held at Tynemouth Crematorium, Walton Ave, North Shields, Tyne and Wear at 2.30 pm on Friday 27th April. The families would love to see anyone who wishes to attend. As per her expressed wishes, her ashes will be scattered at a later date from St. Mary's Lighthouse, a place she loved to visit throughout her life, which is situated a couple of miles further up the coast. Newcastle flowers to 48 Churchill St, Wallsend, NE28 7TD or donations to the British Heart Foundation 0207 487 7137
There will be a memorial function held after the service at the Rex Hotel, The Promenade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RL, where we will reminisce and celebrate Sylvia's life through soul music. We will be there from 3.30 pm onwards and anyone who cannot make the service is more than welcome at the function. The hotel overlooks the sea and has plenty of rooms available at a reasonable rate for overnight travellers: telephone 0191 252 3201, www.rex-hotel.com
There will also be a memorial service at Market Harborough Parish Church, in the centre of the town, at 2.30pm on Tuesday 24th April, followed by a buffet in the Three Swans hotel on the High Street virtually opposite. Flowers or donations to MIND through the local undertaker, J Stamp and Sons, 01858 462524.
The Henderson and Croasdell families will attend both events.
A brief history of Sylvia's life on the soul scene has been posted and a book of condolence has been opened at www.6ts.info The funeral information on there at the moment is inaccurate and will be corrected shortly. Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful messages posted there and on here, it has been a source of great support for the families.
If anyone would like further details you can email Sue Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org