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LOWRY, Sylvia Elinda (Sauro) - April 16, 1931 - February 26, 2021 - It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Mom died today just a couple of months shy of her 90th birthday. 

She was a woman full of talents. 

As a craftsman, she made her own paper, including growing the ingredients to make it.

She was an amazing weaver, creating beautiful towels and scarves.

She was a teacher and a librarian. She was musical, playing the piano, the cello and as a singer was a member of the Leslie Bell Singers. She helped create the North York Symphony Orchestra (now North York Concert Orchestra) because there wasn't any venue for musicians in North York to play together.

After raising us kids, in 1972 she attended York University in order to get her BA in Language and Music, so she could return to teaching. She made the Dean's List. She retired in the capacity of school librarian. 

She was a voracious reader, particularly of Canadian authors. There are many first edition books in her collection. 

She had the most incredible group of friends, a group of 18 who regularly attended chamber concerts followed by dinner out.

Monica and I were here for her.  Paul and Sonia were able to spend last weekend with us. 

She was surrounded by family and love.