Louis Francis Sykes was born on 26 November, 1929 and died peacefully in Ballarat on 27 January, 2022 at the age of 92. He is reunited with his sweetheart, his wife, Edna Lilian Sykes who passed away last year. He is survived by his children and their spouses: Geoff & Jen, Judie & Richard, Robyn, Sharon & Simon and many grand children and great grand children.