Sylvia Carol Dickson (née Carruthers)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning in Ballarat, aged 78.


Loving wife of Jim (dec) and mother to Martin, John and Russell, loving Grandmother to Chelsea, William, Ellie, Ivy, Noah and Kai. Much loved sister to Martin and Gordon (dec).


You were always such a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be forever in our hearts.


The funeral service to celebrate the life of Mrs Sylvia Dickson will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 2.30pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 706 Warrenheip Street, Buninyong.

Followed by Private Cremation


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Funeral Notice

ServiceJanuary 27, 2022 - 2:30 pm706 Warrenheip Street Buninyong , VIC Venue: Holy Trinity Anglican Church
  1. Sylvia Dickson.
    To Martin, John, Russell & families,
    With sincere sympathy on the sad loss of your loved Mother and Grandmother.
    Sylvia was our good friend from the Probus Club and we enjoyed her company on many occasions, particularly on Trivia nights when she knew all the answers to religious questions! She always had a friendly smile and we will miss her.
    Loving memories from Trudy and Ron Batten.

    Trudy and Ron Batten January 31, 2022
  2. Dear Martin, John, Russell and families. So sorry to hear of your mum’s passing. Your place was a second home for me for many years, and your Mum was a big part of a lot of happy memories for me. Not sure if you remember, but she even saved my life once – we were all out at Mt Arapilies and I’d got myself in a position were I was sliding towards a big drop with nothing to grip onto. Luckily you boys had your usual array of ropes with you and Sylvia was able to pull me up to safety. Will always remember that and be very, very grateful.

    Craig Ower January 28, 2022
  3. What a beautiful lady and my wonderful friend. I feel very privileged to have spent 13 years in your home and enjoying your company. I will miss our lengthy discussions on anything and everything. Thankyou for just being my friend.

    Leonie Seater January 27, 2022
  4. Farewell to our friend Sylvia , a very kind and gracious lady , loved by all at her Poetry Group and Probus Club.
    Remembered Fondly by Viv and Richard Foale

    richard foale January 27, 2022
  5. Remembering an amazingly positive and courageous friend who is now at rest.
    My condolences to her family who supported her so well.

    Iris Verso January 27, 2022
  6. I was saddened to read of the passing of Sylvia, such a kind and loving friend I made over 30 years ago when I lived in Buninyong and my family attended the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. In Sylvia’s unique way from her days in Mothers’ Union, she took hold of us as a young family; she loved and was nurturing to my 5 then very young children and befriended me, a friendship which lasted to her end, albeit that we haven’t communicated very much during the COVID Pandemic which co-incided with a cancer journey for me. Sylvia was devoted to her dear, sweet husband Jim who was a truly affable English gentleman – she will be so happy to be with Jim again. Sylvia was so devoted to and adored her 3 boys. She also adored and was so grateful to have her dogs that I knew, Carla and Hettie who often came in my car if I took Sylvia shopping.

    My sincere condolences and prayers of healing on the loss of their dear and very loving Mum to Martin, Russell and John and their families. Sylvia was ever so proud of you all and just adored all her grandchildren.

    Rest Eternal Grant Unto Sylvia O Lord and may light perpetual shine upon her as she rests in eternal peace. Well done thou good and faithful servant of our Lord.

    Sylvia was much loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

    Kerryn Gledhill

    Kerryn Gledhill January 26, 2022
  7. Hi to Martin / John / Russell

    Sending you all my deepest sympathy on the passing of Sylvia your dear Mum
    She was always so caring and kind I have nothing but fond memories of the beautiful lady she was and how she looked after me always when I was young and spent a lot of time with you all as a family
    Thinking of you all at this sad time
    Love to you all

    Ange Taylor ( foster ) xxx

    Angela Taylor ( foster ) January 24, 2022
  8. Remembering Sylvia, I recall a calm and welcoming mother of childhood friends, Martin, John and Russell. Three boys whom regularly undertook quite amazing activities, such as hanging out of trees at great heights, constructing things that to young eyes were things of wonder but to an adult we’re eyesores! In retrospect, Sylvia’s patience was amazing, and she brought up three wonderful men. I remember her as a long-standing family friend to my parents and the Kongs.

    My condolences to Martin, John, Russell and their families.

    Andrew Kong January 24, 2022
  9. Sincere Sympathy and Condolences to Martin, John and Russell from Janet and Bill Ower, Craig, Kristen and Andrew.

    Janet Ower January 24, 2022
  10. My sincere sympathy to Sylvias family, I know she will be very sadly missed. I am also a Foundation Member of the Southern Cross Probus Club and I remember Jim very well too. I know Sylvia loved our lovely club
    as much as I do. We will all miss her happy personality and beautiful face.
    RIP Sylvia. With love
    Valerie Newman

    Valerie Newman January 24, 2022

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