It is with profound sorrow that the family and friends of Dr. Sylvia Lynne Saunders announce her peaceful passing on July 8, 2022, at the Saint John Regional Hospital at the age of 75. She fought a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband Edward Saunders of 45 years and her sister Donna Joy (Toelle).
She was the first commanding officer of the Navy League of Canada, Wrenette Corps at HMCS Cataraqui in Kingston, Ont., during the late 1960s. She later became the commanding officer of Naval Reserve Base HMCS Cataraqui in Kingston, Ont. She returned to school at Queen’s University and obtained a degree in medicine. At this time, she accepted a position as child oncologist at Saint John Regional Hospital.
Sylvia was an avid sailor. She and Ed enjoyed sailing the Saint John River system in their sailboat.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Doctors Without Borders or Queen’s University Bursary Fund. Share condolences online.