Grenada-born centenarian dies in Oshawa

Sylvia McNeilly

Grenada-born  centenarian Sylvia McNeilly who celebrated her 100th birthday in April 2017, died on Saturday at The Wynfield, a long-term care residence, in Oshawa, Ontario.

She died of natural causes, Wilma McNeily, one of her daughters, told the Caribbean Camera.

Sylvia  McNeiley,  the daughter of Alexis and Eldica Miller,  left  Grenada  for  Trinidad in her twenties with her four children- three daughters, Agatha, Wilma and Shirley, and her son, Densley (now deceased).

In the  1970s she came to Canada to join her daughters, Wilma and Shirley in Toronto, leaving behind an adopted son, Roy.

Her eldest daughter, Agatha who lives in London, England, said her mother was “a highly skilled  seamstress.”

“She turned out fine bridal outfits as well as men’s clothes and taught  us about the importance of  quality work and fine detail,” said Agatha.

A funeral service for Sylvia McNeily will be held at the  DeStefano funeral home in Oshawa  at 2 p.m. today.