Sylvia READ

Sylvia READ

READ. Sylvia Dawn. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sylvia Dawn Read (nee Falk) beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister

on June 22nd 2011. Sylvia was born in Mission, BC, September 26, 1941. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Goldie Read and leaves to cherish her memory: her son, Robert Read and his wife Ashley, her father, Lawrence W. Falk; her brothers Darrel Falk and his wife Joyce and Doug Falk and his wife Gwen; brother and sister-in-law Terry and Joan Read; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and aunt, Phyllis Groat. Sylvia was predeceased by her mother, Isabelle Falk in 1997. Sylvia grew up in South Burnaby where she learned early to love

her Lord. She attended Canadian Nazarene College in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she met Goldie Read. They were married in Vancouver in 1964. The newlyweds traveled back to Winnipeg

where they both finished their theology degrees. They moved to Burnaby in the fall of 1967. Sylvia was a godly, loving woman. Over the years she served

faithfully in her local church. She taught the youngest Sunday school children for over 30 years. With her husband, she worked tirelessly for over 30 years in the music program of the church. She had a beautiful soprano voice. In 2003 she was awarded The

Distinguished Service Award, the highest award for a member in The Church of The Nazarene. In 1999 diabetes began to slow her work. She was quiet of spirit, a listener and a burden-bearer to many who touched her life along the way. She was much loved

by everyone she encountered. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Center. Sylvia especially

cherished the friendships she developed in the Renal Department where she had dialysis treatments three times each week. A celebration of her life will be held at the Abbotsford Church of

the Nazarene on July the 8th at 11:00 am.

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