World Tour Canadian referee passes away


Toronto, Canada, December 20, 2012 - Sylvia Mary Jaksetic, an international beach volleyball referee for more than 10 years, passed away on December 19 in her native, after a courageous battle with cancer.
During her distinguished career, Ms Jaksetic, 54, officiated 192 matches on the FIVB World Tour in Japan, Italy, South Africa, Brazil and Bermuda.

She first attended a beach volleyball referee course in Japan in 1997 and worked in many events of NORCECA Confederation Circuit besides the World Tour.

Compatriot André Trottier, a member of FIVB Referee Commission, said Ms Jaksetic “was very active in developing volleyball and beach volleyball in Canada and left a durable legacy for all referees in Canada as a member of Volleyball Canada Referee Committee.”

Volleyball Canada offers our sincere condolences to Sylvia's family. She will be dearly missed within the Canadian volleyball family.


She is survived by her mother Maria and her brother Edward. A funeral service will take place on December 21