Sylvia Golke

Sylvia Anne Golke

Born Dec. 27, 1947

Waupaca, Wisconsin

Passed away Oct. 21, 2006, Smithers, B.C.

Predeceased by parents Clifford and Doris. Survived by one sister and 8 brothers in Wisconsin.

Sylvia was 28 when she left Wisconsin and ventured north. She spent the bulk of her working life at Northwest Community College in Terrace and Smithers as librarian. In the spring of 2004, she made a move to Kimberley to manage the Kimberly Public Library.

Sylvia returned to the Bulkley Valley earlier this year, settling in at Tyhee Lake for the summer until returning to her old home (The Box) on the Telkwa High Road with its wonderful view of the valley.

Sylvia enjoyed nature, hiking, skiing and especially riding in the mountains, poker rides, trail riding, rain or shine on her long-time partner, Kokanee.

Funeral mass was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Smithers, on Oct. 27, 2006. At the family’s request, donations in Sylvia’s memory can be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation, B.C./Yukon chapter, 119-4240 Manor, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1B2. 1-800-267-9474