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Flora Elizabeth Ann Osborn-Seyffert

OSBORN-SEYFFERT, Flora Elizabeth Ann - On Monday, February 25, 2019, Dr. Flora Elizabeth Ann Osborn-Seyffert, a former resident of Timmins, passed away at the age of 80. She is survived by her husband Peter, her brother Rick (Saundra) and Linda (resident of Nassau). Her youngest sister Sylvia (Bruce Locke) died a short time ago. She is also survived by a niece (Beth Locke) and three nephews, (James and Matthew Osborn) and Rod (Locke), and seven grandnieces and grandnephews. Ann was born on October 17, 1938 in Timmins, Ontario to Rod and Flora (Carson) Osborn. She received a PhD in Music from Ohio State University in 1986, and pursued a musical career as an Associate Professor at both Western and Lakehead Universities, and privately as an organist at St. Johnís Anglican Church in Thunder Bay. She had a passion for early traditional folk song which became the dissertation for her PhD. As a result, the famous Zoltan Kodaly, in 1970, invited her to attend the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary to study his method for teaching children, which became her passion. In addition, Ann was a gifted athlete, a wonderful hostess, a great cook, and dedicated member of her church. For the past several months Ann has been a resident at Southbridge Roseview Manor. A celebration of her life will be announced in the near future.13329716
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Sorry for the pain
Posted by Royce Bilusack ((THVS with Linda)) On Wednesday, March 20, 2019
I said to my 6-yr old grandson: "It's only pain." He replied: "Yes, Poppa, but pain hurts!" May the pain of her passing deepen your love for her (& others).
My condolences
Posted by Richard Buell (family friend) On Wednesday, March 13, 2019
So many of us from Timmins will remember Ann for far more than her musical talents and accomplishments. Sending condolences and love to Linda and Rick . . .
Posted by Joan (Eby) Chick (old family acquaintance) On Monday, March 11, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you.and the family, at this sad time.
Posted by louisa brazzoni (acquaintance) On Saturday, March 9, 2019
To Peter, Linda, Rick and family. My thoughts are with you in this time of grief. Did not know Ann but lots of memories of teaching with your mom at "Night school" 9-11 pm and your class in macro where we learned to make sushi. Good memories--balance the emptiness of loss.

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