September 5, 2021, Faith Page entered the presence of her Lord and Saviour at the age of 74. She is lovingly remembered by Syd, her husband of 53 years, her children, Jonathan (Kim) and Kathryn (Rob), her siblings, Marv (Joyce), Audrey, and Tim (Allison), her grandchildren, Chris, Emma, Molly, and Sarah, and many nieces and nephews (who loved getting real Birthday cards from their Auntie Faith!).
Faith was a person who loved God, loved her family, loved kids, loved to travel, and loved to help others.
Having come to place her faith in Christ as a child, she sought to walk with him throughout her life. Scripture reading, prayer, and church involvement were always a part of her life. She especially loved old hymns that extolled the greatness of God, such as “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” and “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”
She loved her children and grandchildren fiercely, and she treasured the times she spent with them. One of her greatest joys was taking everyone to Hawaii to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary. More recently, taking Sarah to local attractions such as the zoo or provincial museum would be the highlight of her week.
Faith’s love for children was not restricted to her own family. She thoroughly enjoyed the years she spent as a teacher’s aide with ABC Headstart. When she and Syd went to Cameroon, she volunteered to help in the campus nursery but also opened her home to local children. It was not unusual to find 7 or 8 kids drawing on the dining room table and floor or coming to the door to ask for a cookie from the nice lady.
Faith and Syd celebrated his retirement by taking a Holy Land cruise. They assumed that this would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience; however, they discovered that they really enjoyed it, and it became the first of several cruises. She loved meeting different people at meals, walking around the deck looking at the ocean, and visiting distant places. Next to the Holy Land, the cruise that gave her the greatest pleasure was a European river cruise with Ray and Marilyn Seutter.
Faith loved to serve and help others. She was always willing to help out in the kitchen after brunch at church and enjoyed helping with the single moms group. Hospitality was one of her great strengths. She looked forward to having our small group in her home. Getting together with friends and former colleagues from Taylor for a potluck brunch from time to time also gave her great pleasure.
A celebration of Faith’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on September 10, 2021. The service will be streamed online at faithpage.ca. Family and close friends are welcome to attend the service at Terwillegar Community Church. Masks are required.
Interment will take place at Rosehill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mustard Seed or Cameroon – Chosen Children.