FRASER, Sylvia L. - Peacefully, in hospital in Toronto, on October 25, 2022, after a brief illness, in her 88th year.
Sylvia is survived by her nephews, Nicholas, Anthony, and Michael; and by her nieces, Susan and Patricia; and their families; as well as by her "adopted clan," Anna and Julian Porter and family.
Sylvia was a compassionate ally to underdogs - animal and human - and a keen observer.
She grew up in Hamilton, ON. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Philosophy, she began her career as a journalist with the Toronto Star and went on to write novels, autobiography, and non-fiction, as well as ghostwriting several books, helping others tell their stories.
Sylvia modelled meaningful, vibrant living that didn't conform to expectations and aged fearlessly.
Her literary archives have been willed to the Mills Memorial Library at McMaster University.
A Memorial Service will be held at Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst St., Toronto, on Saturday, November 19th, at 2 p.m.
Sylvia requested memorial donations be made, if desired, to Annex Cat Rescue or Toronto Pig Save.