Sylvia Jean Guidry
The death of Sylvia Jean (Brewer) Guidry occurred at the Pine Grove Nursing Home on Friday, April 12, 2019, with her son by her side. Born in 1938, she was the daughter of the late Eldon D. and Clara (McLean) Brewer.
She graduated from Keswick Valley Memorial High School with honours, achieving an average score of 96.4/100. She received the Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship at UNB. While attending University, Sylvia also worked afterhours at the library on campus. Eventually she worked full time at the Harriett Irving Library at UNB, and continued to work there before her retirement. Sylvia was a very hard worker and a great teacher. She made a lot of people feel comfortable enough to ask for her help. Great pride was taken in the work she had done at the Library. Along with her academic life, Sylvia was also a very fast runner and won a few races. She was kind and generous with her family and friends.
Sylvia is survived by her son, Leon E. Guidry; sister, Patricia Munn (Arthur); brother, Malcolm Brewer (Teresa); special friend, whom she shared many hours with, Patricia O’Leary Coughlin, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Sylvia was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Edward "Ted" Guidry and brother, Meredith Brewer.
There will be no visitation by request. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:05 pm. Interment will take place in the Hermitage Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Sylvia’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.