Sylvia Patricia Groome

July 23, 1938 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 83)


GROOME, Sylvia Patricia (nee Powers) on November 7, 2021 at Centennial Place, Millbrook at the age of 83.  Mother of Christopher (Jane), Angela Borysenko, Michelle Cook, and predeceased by Michael (1979). Grandmother to Cullen, Miles, Madison, Brennon, and Danielle.  Predeceased by parents Ed and Lil Powers (nee Coward) of East City. Eldest sibling to Shirley DiNoble (Frank), the late Pat Morton (the late Ralph), Jean Higgins, the late Mary Webb (the late Paul), Ray Powers (Barb), and Len Powers (Bonnie).  Loving companion of the late John Bibby.   

Sylvia’s passion was nursing and she was especially proud of her contributions to the Peterborough hospitals during her career.  Having graduated from St Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1958, Sylvia worked at both St Joseph’s and Civic Hospitals, achieving leadership roles in the departments of Orthopaedics, Emergency, Palliative Care and Medical Out-Patients.

Sylvia has resided at Centennial Place for the past four years under the appreciated care of its dedicated staff and Dr. Mark Robinson.  

In keeping with Sylvia’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

Friends will be received at the HIGHLAND PARK FUNERAL CENTRE, 2510 Bensfort Road, on Saturday, December 4th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  COVID protocols are in place and face coverings are mandatory.   Anyone wishing to attend the visitation is asked to visit Sylvia’s obituary page at or by calling 705-745-6984 to reserve a visitation time.  A private family service will be held at a later time.

If desired; and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated.


December 4, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Highland Park Funeral Centre, Bensfort Rd, Peterborough)

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 30 people, spread over 30 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Canadian Cancer Society
730 The Kingsway Unit 2., Peterborough ON K9J 6W6
Tel: 1-705-742-3823

Alzheimer’s Society of Peterborough & Area
18-360 George Street North, Peterborough ON K9H 7E7
Tel: 1-705-748-5131


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