Howard Sly, 80 ELGIN -- Howard Glenn Sly, 80, formerly of Lyndhurst, died December 18 at Kingston General Hospital following a stroke. He had been ill for seven years. He was born in Morton on August 22, 1924, the son of Adelbert Sly and the former Lucy McMachen. He grew up in Morton, attending public school there and high school in Lyndhurst. When he was 18 he started working at the Alcan plant in Kingston. He remained with the company for 42 years, until his retirement. During that time he spent two years in Nigeria, Africa, helping to rebuild an Alcan plant there that had been damaged during a local war. He married Zita Gray on September 30, 1950 in Delta. They lived in Amherstview, outside Kingston. They retired to Lower Beverley Lake, at Lyndhurst, and spent winters in Largo, Florida. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Amherstview Fire Department. He also loved sports and was a coach and manager for hockey and baseball teams. Mr. Sly is survived by his wife Zita Sly of Perth; two sons, Douglas Sly and wife Debi of Brockville and David Sly and wife Sherri of Inverary; daughter Kim Proud and husband Clifford of Perth; and two grandchildren, Jeffrey Lott and Jenna Sly. Also surviving are his brother Ralph Sly and partner Willy Tinkess of Elgin and three sisters, Annabell Roantree and husband Roy of Gananoque, Luella Earle and partner Bill Lawson of Athens, and Marion Pepper and husband Art of Charleston Lake, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. Friends called at the Scotland Funeral Home, Elgin, where on December 22 the funeral was held, with Rev. Connie McNamara officiating. Burial followed at Morton Cemetery. The pallbearers were nephews Dave Thomas, Ralph Livingston and Greg Pepper, great-nephew Jeremy Blakslee and grandchildren Jeff Lott and Jenna Sly. Memorial donations were directed to the Kidney Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society and Morton Cemetery. Published in Section b, page 7 in the Saturday, January 15, 2005 edition of the Brockville Recorder & Times. Posted 10:08:18 AM Saturday, January 15, 2005.