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Sylvia Victoria Stephens

July 20, 2022

On Wednesday 20th July 2022 at Allen Bryant Lifecare, Hokitika. In her 104th year.  Dearly loved wife of the late Albert (Bert) Stephens, loved mother and mother in law of Lynette and Ken (Hokitika), Susan and the late Michael (Christchurch), Pamela and Alan (Blenheim) and Kay and Rodney (Hokitika).  Much loved nana of Paul and Penny; Grant and David; Hayley and Chris; Victoria, Bradley and Braithen, all her great-grandchildren and their families.  A loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews.  Messages to 14 Bealey Street, Hokitika 7810 or may be left on Sylvia’s tribute page at

A service to celebrate Sylvia’s life will be held at St Andrews United Church, Fitzherbert Street, Hokitika, on Saturday 23rd July, commencing at 11.00am.  Following the service, Sylvia will be laid to rest with her husband Bert, in the Lawn Section of the Hokitika



  1. Shona and Murray

    Thoughts go out to the family of Sylvia, what a great life she lived. Love from Murray and Shona. RIP xx

    • Ngaire McGregor

      Condolences to Sylvia’s family. Every time I visited my husband I stopped and had good chats with this lovely lady. What a good age she got too. R I P xx

    • Sandra and Bryan Cudmore

      Deepest condolences to Lynette Susan Pamela Kay and Families. Fly High Sylvia Heavens newest angle . A beautiful Lady we have known for ages she will be sadly missed by all. Stay Strong Family your Mum will always be with you in a song and all your amazing memories. 💗💗💗💗💗

  2. Michelle

    Condolences to you all

  3. Suzanne Theyers

    Such a beautiful lady resting. Prayers to Kay xx

  4. Diane and John Craig

    Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  5. Colleen Gibb

    Deepest sympathy to you all, thinking of you at this sad time.

  6. Sheri Wright

    Such a beautiful lady. Silv you were such a great friend to our Nana Ruby.
    Thoughts are with Lynette, Penny and Paul

  7. Jo Tainui

    So sad to hear of Sylvies passing Love n hugs to all the family x

  8. Gail Bradley

    Deepest Sympathy to the Stephens Family. Thinking of you at this sad time

    • Jennifer Roberts

      Deepest sympathy to all Sylvia’s family and friends

  9. Lyn Robinson

    To Sylvies family, My deepest sympathy to you all. Your Mum was a great friend to my Mum, They just loved their sport,watching together at times on tele. Big hugs from Lyn Robinson……Kumara Junction.

  10. Margaret &John Atkinson

    To Lyn, Susan, Pam, Kay and Families our deepest sympathy in the loss of you loved mother.

  11. Diane King

    Wow, what a great innings for a neat lady, girls you will miss her, can image all the stories you will be reminiscing about, thinking of you all hugs Di King

  12. Bev Manera

    Oh that is sad! Sylvie was our neighbour when we lived in Sale street many years ago. great neighbout to have too. our deepest condolences to Lynette and all the whanau.

  13. Pauline & Craig Adams

    Kay, Rodney & family sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. May she Rest In Peace

  14. Kaye McNabb

    Deepest sympathy to you all. What a great lady. Always interested and always beautifully groomed. An inspiration. RIP Sylvia.

  15. Lorraine & Kevin Ellis

    Deepest sympathy Pamela and Alan and family. Thinking of you all
    at this sad time.

  16. Dulcie

    So sorry to hear of your loss Kay Vicky and family

  17. Adrienne Arnold

    Deepest sympathy to all of Sylvia’s family. Our thoughts are with you.
    Adrienne and Tony Arnold

  18. Tarn Murtha

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Sylvia was such an amazing lady. Always so interesting to talk to. May she Rest In Peace

  19. Sandra and Peter Millar

    deepest sympathy to you girls and families, Sylvia and I exchanged christmas cards and she was always enjoying her life I remember her telling us off for stealing Joes fruit and ripening under Lynes bed, she was great lady and will be sadly missed by all may she rest in peace.

  20. Fran and David Amberger

    Deepest sympathy to all Sylvie’s family, a life well lived, such an amazing lady, may she rest in peace. Thinking of you all

  21. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    Our thoughts are with you all ,


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