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Sylvia Ann Slagter (Visser)

March 19, 1963 - October 9, 2018


Sylvia Ann Slagter (age 55) of Abbotsford, BC passed peacefully into the arms of her Saviour on October 9, 2018. Born to Henk and Jacoba Visser in Red Deer, Alberta on March 19, 1963, Sylvia is survived by both parents; her husband of 37 years, Reverend Lawrens Slagter; their children Ben (Mary) Slagter (and grandchildren Ben, Henry, Charlie and Willa), Nick Slagter, and Stephanie (Tyler) Eddy; and siblings Iona Dawson, Sonya (Martin) Grypma and Mike (Nancy) Visser. Her service will take place Friday, October 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Canadian Reformed Church, 33947 King Road, Abbotsford.

We praise God for a beautiful life, well lived. John 14: 1-3.


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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Adrian Miller

Pastor Lou: My sincerest condolences with the passing of Sylvia. She graduated but the burden of her passing falls on you.

He Makes No Mistakes!

My Father’s way may twist and turn,
my heart may throb and ache.
But in my soul I’m glad I know,
that He makes no mistake.

My cherished plans may go astray,
my hopes may fade away,
but still I’ll trust my Lord to lead,
for He does know the way.

Though night be dark and it may seem
that day will never break;
I’ll pin my faith, my all on Him,
for He makes no mistake.

There is so much I cannot see,
my eyesight’s far too dim;
but come what may, I’ll simply trust
and leave it all to Him.

For by and by the fog will lift
and all things plain He’ll make.
Through all the way, though dark to me,
He made not one mistake.

A.M. Overton (1932)
A retired pastor, who lost his beloved wife,
wrote this incredible poem during her funeral service.
Lyrics slightly modernized by:
Adrian Vermeulen-Miller.

Pastor Lou: My sincerest condolences with the passing of your wife: She graduated, but the burden of loss and loneliness falls on you. Our Father in heaven will support you.

From: Steven Tuininga
Relation: their church in Smithers (Bethel URC) was a sister church to Telkwa URC

Thanks for times when you would attend church in Telkwa when Pastor Lou had an exchange with our pastor on occasion. Thanks for coming to Friendship and mentoring Alison Norman there. Thanks also for the little chats that we had on Facebook at times.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 19, 2018
Beginning at 2:30pm

Abbotsford Canadian Reformed Church
33947 King Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

33947 King Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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