Sydney Read

READ, Sydney ….
Peacefully at University Hospital, London on Monday, December 10, 2019 at the age of 92. Syd is the beloved husband of Dorothy Read for 70 years. Father of Craig Read (Anne Fleming-Read) and Kevin Read (Marg). Proud grandparent of Mackenzie and Spencer, Emily, Caitlyn and Aaron and great grandsons Ellis and Arlo.

Sydney was an avid Scottish country dancer, golfer and a long-time supporter of the Grand Theatre and the London Symphony Orchestra. Sydney shared his devotion as a member of the Metropolitan United Church congregation and as a baritone in the senior choir for more than 60 years.

Friends and guests are welcomed to visitation on Monday, December 16, 2019 one-hour prior (2-3pm) to the funeral service being held at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington Street, London at 3pm, with reception to follow. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at

  1. I met Syd and Dorothy at Jan and Cliff Archer’s annual Valentine bash, nearly 23 years ago. The on going joke was to make sure he received the Grey Goose vodka in his cocktails. He had many great tales to relate, but he was also ready to hear a great story from others. I found it to be a pleasure to see Dorothy and Syd at their dental office, where I worked for 11 years, helping them in any way I could. I will miss his smile…..

    Anne and Keith Lawson

  2. It’s been many years Craig, but I want to express my condolences on the passing of your father. To you and your family please know that you are in my thoughts at this time.

    Ross Spettigue
    Windsor, ON

  3. Dorothy my thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this time. I have know you for so many years since when AB and Syd started teaching together. So many good memories.

    Jean Bell

  4. We met Syd and Dorothy through Scottish Country Dancing here in London. They always delighted the fellowship and showed that in their broad smiles. Such a warm and welcoming couple.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    John and Catherine Shaw

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