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READ, Eric Alexander

Published:Oct 25, 2013

Event Date:Oct 19, 2013


Eric Alexander READ

READ, Eric Alexander 1930 - 2013 The Reverend Eric Alexander Read passed away at the Silver Willow Lodge, Nanton, AB., on October 19, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Eric will be dearly missed by his children: Jean, Jane Anne (Billy Smith), Sheila and Allan. His memory will be cherished by his grandchildren: Jennie, Stephen, Erica McMasters (Curtis Blake), Derek (Megan) Klassen, Sarah (Josh) Baxter, Megan Hebert (Darryl Higgins), Brianne Hebert (Steve Sus), Matthew Hebert (Kimmy LaFleur), Jake Read and great- granddaughter Trennah McMasters. Eric is also survived by his brother Eugene (Charlotte) Read and sister Aldene Derbecker and will be fondly remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret, parents Alec and Alva Read, brother-in-law Glen Derbecker and grandsons Gavin and Craig. Eric was raised at Elmira, Ontario. He was ordained into the United Church of Canada in 1955 and married Margaret Creighton on May 12th of that year. Together they went as missionaries to Northern Rhodesia and served there for nine years, which was a highlight of their careers. While in Africa, all four of their children were born. The family returned to Canada in 1964 and Eric and Margaret serviced charges in Innisfail, AB., Kemptville, ON., Nanton, AB., Broadview, SK., Tisdale, SK. and Dawson Creek, B.C. They also served a year in Temiskaming Presbytery where Eric was a circuit minister providing support to outreach communities. Eric was an active member in all the places he lived, participating in Rotary and Lions service clubs, sitting on hospital boards and supporting human rights organizations. He had a great passion for sports, participating through playing, coaching, cheering or tracking statistics. Eric will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife Margaret at Nanton Cemetery on Friday, October 25, 2013 with a Memorial Service at Nanton-Parkland United Church on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. If desired, in memory of Eric memorial donations may be made to the Mission Service Fund, United Church of Canada www.united-church.ca. To email condolences, please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd., High River. Ph. 403-652-2222


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