I am writing to let you know that our dear friend and sister in Christ, Sylvia, died an hour ago.
This morning I took her Holy Communion and was able to anoint her with the Holy Oil of the Sick and pray the prayers of the Last Rites of the Church, commending her soul to God's mercy.
At the end of the prayers her breathing began to change and I sat by her during the last hour of her life as she peacefully passed into the loving arms of God.
Her life was of faithful service to the church and we will miss her. She died as she had wished, at home and having received many visits from friends in the past few weeks. She was lovingly cared for by her friend and neighbour Amanda, in her final months.
Please pray for the repose of her soul and give thanks for all she gave.