Sylvia  Eagles

Obituary of Sylvia Eagles

We sadly announce the death of Sylvia Elaine Eagles, 75, of Westville on Friday, May 14, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.

Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Kate (Cyr) Doucette, Westville.  

Sylvia graduated in Secretarial at Pictou County Community College and in her former years lived in Ontario with her sister Helen where she worked with London Life.  She eventually moved to her home in Nova Scotia and was employed with MT&T for 18 years becoming 
Assistant Office Manager in both Halifax and New Glasgow.  After the birth of her daughter, Sylvia chose to leave her career and become a stay at home mom.  In her later years she also worked at Elections Canada. 

Having a strong faith, Sylvia was a member of the Holy Name Church and a member of the C.W.L. where she held several offices including President.  She was also a member of the Cursillo Movement, enjoying her many retreats with them.  Sylvia was very close with the ladies in her prayer group looking forward to their weekly meetings.  Sylvia was very proud of her successful victory in overcoming breast cancer 20 years ago and joined  the Women Alike Breast Cancer Society.   She was very appreciative of the support she received from them.  

A loving wife and mother, she will be dearly missed by her husband David; daughter Catherine MacNutt (Matt), Stellarton and grandchildren Mason and Kate.  She is also survived by sister Lorraine Cyr (Raymond) and Carolyn Cameron (Dana), both of Westville; brothers Bob Doucette (Sharon), Fredericton; Mike Doucette (Carol), Truro; special nephew Kevin Doucette (Anita), Halifax; sister in law Janet Doucette, Westville; brother in law Art Eagles (Bonny), Westville;  many other nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sisters Dorothy and Helen Doucette and brothers Fred (Ann) and Ed Doucette; mother and father in law Osborne and Wilma Eagles and niece Janice Dooley.   

We are grateful for the support of the V.O.N., and the Palliative Care team and a special thanks to Linda and Isabel for their kindness and caring shown to Sylvia.

Donations in Sylvia's memory may be made to the V.O.N. or the Women Alike Breast Cancer Society.   

A private funeral service will be held and will be streamed live to the public at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18th.   A committal service will take place in the Auburn Cemetery when gatherings are permitted.   The funeral service may be watched by clicking this link:

Funeral Service

There will be no attendance at the funeral home, however the funeral will be streamed by clicking on the link at the bottom of the obituary.


Donations in Sylvia's memory may be made to the V.O.N. or the Women Alike Breast Cancer Society.   
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