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Sad news

by STAR Liaison » 04 Oct 2012 16:15

Probably my last post on here with this name is to let those of you who knew her that my mum - Sybil - died this morning at the age of 85.

It was not expected as she had already bought her Swansea and Liverpool tickets but at least Reading had made it back to the Premier League.

Paula

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Re: Sad news

by LWJ » 04 Oct 2012 17:37

RIP

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by Royal Lady » 04 Oct 2012 17:51

Sorry to hear that Paula - saw Sybil at West Brom - sincere condolences from me and Schards. x

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Re: Sad news

by Rex » 04 Oct 2012 18:40

Sad sad news. :cry:

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Re: Sad news

by PBR » 04 Oct 2012 18:41

Sorry for your loss


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Re: Sad news

by Yellowcoat » 04 Oct 2012 19:51

Sorry to hear that.

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by East End Lady » 04 Oct 2012 21:59

Sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady

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by Harpers So Solid Crew » 05 Oct 2012 18:09

Very sad, rip sybil.

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by Caskeys Lovechild » 06 Oct 2012 22:55

Paula,
So sorry to hear that we've lost Sybil.....Lots of memories of banter with her going back a few years (when I used to attend away games regularly).
Having been through some unbelieveable bereavements in the last few months, I know that words are not enough to help at the moment - but know that my thoughts are with you and your family.

RIP Sybil - a true Royal, with a heart of Gold.

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by floyd__streete » 07 Oct 2012 11:04

What sad news.

There have been a good many away venues where I have scaled the stairs shortly before kick off to find my seat, only for Sybil to catch my eye as I made my way. I would always stop and say hello and in return you would get a smile and a genuine feeling of someone who was pleased to chat with you and who always spoke in an enlightened way and with great positivity about Reading FC. After those brief chats I would always somehow feel ever so slightly more confident that we might even get a result on the day.

I will miss those brief conversations. Condolences to Sybil's family; if my limited experience of her is enough to go by then their loss might be eased by knowing that Sybil was a familiar, polite, well liked and respected lady and a credit to supporters of the club she cared for so much for so long.

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Re: Sad news

by Platypuss » 08 Oct 2012 10:47

Sad news indeed. Nothing further to add - Floyd has said it all.

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by Woodcote Royal » 08 Oct 2012 15:54

So, so sorry to hear your sad news, Paula.

As Floyd says, it will be hard to attend away matches in future without half expecting to see Sybil, already in her seat, greeting late arrivers like myself!

Should we stay up this season, I'm sure I will be one of many thinking fondly of your mum. Very sincere condolences to all your family.

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by reading_fan » 08 Oct 2012 16:31

Sorry for your loss. A true loyal Royal, and very friendly to talk to when spotted at numberous away games

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by handbags_harris » 11 Oct 2012 21:06

Have only just seen this thread, such sad news to read.

I offer my own condolences to you and your family, Paula. I can't add much more than what Floyd has said save to say it comforts me that I provided such a respectable lady with some memorable, somewhat uncouth, memories that, when engaged in conversation, would regularly be spoken about with an eager glint in her eye.

A lovely lady whom I feel priveledged to have known.

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Re: Sad news

by STAR Liaison » 12 Oct 2012 08:06

I know it is not practical for most but if anyone wants to come to her funeral it is at 2pm Thursday 18th at St James Church, Bix

Thank you all for you comments, it does not fill the hole she has left but it does make mt proud of her and gives me aspiration that getting old does not have to be feared.

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by royal_ross » 18 Oct 2012 13:26

Only seen this post today, very sorry for the terrible news, I never had the chance to meet her but as many people have said she was a lovely woman who will be sorely missed. In my thoughts for the funeral.

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Re: Sad news

by Medusa? » 18 Oct 2012 21:27

Likewise, just seen it. Really sorry to hear the news.

RIP.

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Re: Sad news

by Royal Biscuitman » 06 Jan 2013 21:36

Only just saw this, very sad news.

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Re: Sad news

by melonhead » 24 Jan 2013 17:28

floyd__streete wrote:What sad news.

There have been a good many away venues where I have scaled the stairs shortly before kick off to find my seat, only for Sybil to catch my eye as I made my way. I would always stop and say hello and in return you would get a smile and a genuine feeling of someone who was pleased to chat with you and who always spoke in an enlightened way and with great positivity about Reading FC. After those brief chats I would always somehow feel ever so slightly more confident that we might even get a result on the day.

I will miss those brief conversations. Condolences to Sybil's family; if my limited experience of her is enough to go by then their loss might be eased by knowing that Sybil was a familiar, polite, well liked and respected lady and a credit to supporters of the club she cared for so much for so long.



only just saw this too


lovely tribute floyd.

RIP

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Re: Sad news

by MM » 14 Feb 2013 15:37

I've just seen this thread too and I am shocked and saddened to hear this news.

Sybil was a charming, friendly, welcoming and energetic lady. Her passion and knowledge of RFC was immense. I will always remember seeing her down at Sonning Lane and, as others have said, at numerous away days.

I don't look on here much or post much, but I couldn't let this one pass without comment.

Condolences to you and your family Paula, and RIP Sybil.

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