Posted: January 15th, 2013

October 23, 1933 – January 10, 2013
SYLVIA BRAITHWAITE (nee Christensen), beloved wife of Keith, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Sylvia was born on October 23, 1933 in Raymond Alberta to Bill and Lucy Christensen. She grew up and attended school in Raymond Alberta. Sylvia married her eternal companion Keith in the Cardston Temple in 1952 and soon after started a family. They resided in Blairmore for most of the next 55 years. Following her husband’s death in 2007, Sylvia moved to Okotoks and then to Calgary.
A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sylvia happily served in many church callings. Her favourite was that of visiting teacher. Sylvia’s deep and abiding faith was a testament to all who knew her. Loving, compassionate and strong, Sylvia was devoted to her family. Surely, she was the best mother and grandmother we could have possibly asked for.
Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Keith; her parents Willis and Lucy Christensen, her sister Gayla Jacobs, and her baby brother Willis. She is survived by her children: Alan; Diana (Hal) Currie of Okotoks; Randy (Betty) of Calgary; Terry (Ronda) of Wenatchee, Washington; and Renee (Peter) Clark of Calgary. As well, Sylvia leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, her sister Donna (Louis) Schumers an her brother-in-law Gordon Jacobs.
The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the nurses, doctors, staff and volunteers at the Foothills Country Hospice Society, where Sylvia spent her last days.
Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Welling, Alberta, on January 16 at 1:00 p.m. with Bishop Randy Wilde officiating. Friends may meet the family from 12:30 to 12:50 p.m. prior to the service.
Interment will follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Foothills Country Hospice at PO Box 274, Okotoks, AB. T1S 1A5
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
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