Obituary of Eileen Blewett Sykes
Eileen Blewett Sykes nee Wilkinson
May 28 1917 ~ December 28, 2021
It was a Monday on the 28th of May in 1917 when Eileen was born into her earthly body on the
lake Ontario shores in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Weighing roughly 3 pounds her survival
was in question. Eileen grew up in a young Toronto on Sunnyside Ave next door to her
Grandparents. When Toronto Transportation needed the property a six room brick house was
purchased on Virtue Street for $4000. in 1922. A happy childhood before television was
invented was spent outside playing games, running & skipping her little legs off with the
In her early years a time of the milk man and ice box Spring & Summer were always her
favourite seasons. Summer meant woolen bathing suits at the beach, Sunnyside amusement
park, playing at High Park, going to the show to see silent movies before talkies were invented
Eileen found joy in the little things in life, she loved to tell jokes and share a laugh with anyone
she met. Finding animal shapes in the clouds or sharing a home cooked meal with friends, the
miracle of spring beginning were some of her favorite things.
Despite her tiny beginnings our heavenly Father had a great plan for Eileen. To meet a worthy
man who would become her husband and raise six wonderful children. She met Ernest Sykes in
1932 at Ma Brooker's Roller Skating & Eatery while roller skating. Ernest & Eileen got to know
each other and dreamed of the future on walks once a week and on the weekends. They went
together for 8 years each putting $2 away a week in a joint account for their lives together and
were wed on July 13, 1940.
Eileen and her husband Ernie through their family business provided baked goods to the
community of Georgetown for over 30 years as owners of Sykes Bakery and Sykes Super
Donuts. In their retirement they served as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints and travelled sharing their faith. Together they served on the Edinburgh Scotland
mission, London England Genealogical mission, Salt Lake City Utah Genealogical mission and
also served at the Toronto Temple.
Known to those who loved her as Mother, Sister, Grandma, Grandma Great, Eileen taught a
love for music and family, to live with integrity and in service & to take notice of and marvel at all
of God's creations.
Throughout her life she touched many hearts with her kind spirit. Eileen will be remembered for
her wit and humor and for her deep faith and service in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Eileen
leaves behind her 6 children and their spouses 27 grandchildren 46 great grandchildren and 4
great great grandchildren, a total of 83 direct descendants all because two people fell in love
In her 105th year she continued to be a ray of sunshine to those around her. There was a
celebration in heaven on Tuesday December 28, 2021 when Eileen Blewett Wilkinson Sykes
with beloved family by her side peacefully returned home to join the countless others who
passed before who had been awaiting her arrival.
Forever in our hearts, until we meet again, Mizpah
In lieu of flowers or donations the family requests memories and photos be shared on facebook through tagging @EileenSykes by typing @ before her name in your public post to leave it on her facebook page: