February 5, 1942 ~ February 17, 2014

Oh Lord of mine, whose blessing touches our

hearts, who has walked with us during the most

troubled and dark times and graced us with light,

hope and beauty throughout out our lives we pray to

thee now: We pray now selfishly to take someone very dear to us to thine side, to bless her, free her soul

and to care for her for the rest of eternity. A very

special woman to all of us has crossed the final veil in our brief but wonderful existence in this world. I pray that your daughter Elaine Read finds peace and harmony, freedom and most importantly the perfect tee-time for heavens most

beautiful golf course at your side. Elaine Read was a

strong and stubborn (or as she would say determined)

soul blessed with the gift of hard truths and endless love. She was not afraid to speak her mind if she knew it was

in your best interest. She was not afraid to set you straight. However what she did, she did for love; she loved her

family more then anything else. Well maybe except for

a hole-in-one on the final course, make sure you let her

win lord, she, like all Reads, was blessed with passion,

courage and a strong will to fight. She was a mother, a grandmother, a friend and role model… among so much more she was a rock, who could stand against the turmoil one must sometimes face throughout one’s life with a

defiant smile on her face. Her laugh was soft and warm

infectious, her humour was strong and humble. She was

a staple in this family whose greatest wish was simply to see everyone together and happy. We will miss our mom and grandmother more then anyone we have ever lost

Lord, so please take her to your side. Bless her with peace, let her rest, she has known her own suffering and has shown us true strength and grace by defying it, growing

from it, learning from it. She has taught us all that no

matter what life gives you it is up to you to make the best

of it, and even in darkness one can always smile. Take

her to your side lord bless her with your grace, book her tee-time early and always let her win. Blessed though we were with our short time with her, we know that you will

enjoy her company as much as we have. Protect her and love her and listen to what she has to say she’ll always

be proud of you no matter the decisions you make… We love you grandma, mother to our family, We will miss you every day we’re sorry if we ever took you for granted and

we hope you rest easy. We will live the rest of our lives with happiness and joy for you and never forget everything you’ve taught us and done for us. Rest easy until we can

all be together again.. Elaine is survived by her four children, Kathy (Bruno), Daniel, Matthew, Ashley Tassoni, Kelly (Jurgen), Hope and Aidan Deagle, Jeremy Mattison, Terri (Don), Lucas, Tyson, Hailey Smith, Kevin (Shelia),

Kolby, Skye Read. Thank you so much to all of our

extended families and friends and especially to all of Mom’s friends for the outpouring of support, love and memories.

A remembrance will take place in Kelowna this summer with a fun family and friend’s golf tournament. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com,

clicking on stories and typing in Elaine Read.

Arrangements entrusted with

First Memorial Funeral Services,

Kelowna. 250-762-2299

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