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Obituary of Errol SYPHER

Errol Sypher passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the age of 68 years, after a prolonged illness due to complications from diabetes.

He loved to hunt and fish, play baseball and hockey; and he was also very interested in the arts, music and history.  His diverse interests led him to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, from the University of Waterloo.

During university, he married Shane. After graduation, the couple made their way west in an old “Ford” pickup truck to find work. For a few years, it was a series of diverse jobs for Errol and more university courses in IT at the University of Calgary. Eventually, he found employment with the Alberta Government in Computing Services and stayed there until he retired in 2010.

Errol will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Shane;  extended clan, especially his sister Patricia Pieters of  Delhi, Ontario; great-nephews Marshall Minard, Jake Jellis, Aiden, Liam and Callan Brash of Calgary;  great-nieces Patricia and Nataysha; nieces Vicki Minard , Cathy Mathison of Calgary, and Kelly Jellis of  Brantford, Ontario.

He was predeceased by his parents Dorothy Lenore and Patrick Peter Sypher; and his brother Edgar Alvin Sypher.

A Celebration of Errol’s life will be held at Home of Vicki and Michael Minard on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 2:00pm to 6:00p.m.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Diabetes Canada, 220, 6223 – 2nd Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1J5 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 1112, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,


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