Sylvia Konstance “Bestemor” Foster, 84, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family Wednesday, March 27, 2019. She was born Aug. 25, 1934, and was a native of Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. She was the first child of the late Arthur Martin Olsen and Sofie Kristine Lie Olsen.
Sylvia was a registered nurse and retired from Virginia Beach General Hospital. She was beloved by her patients and coworkers, who always recalled her kind and empathetic care.
She was a member of Virginia Beach United Methodist Church and an avid member of Sons of Norway. She embraced her Norwegian language classes, camaraderie and celebration of her heritage. She enjoyed gardening and long walks in nature. She looked forward to family gatherings and being surrounded by loved ones. Her family was always first in her priorities. She had a special place in her heart for all animals, especially her cat, Emmy.
She is survived by her loving brother, Arthur Olaf Olsen (Lenore) of Canton, Georgia; children, Mary Katherine Pratt (Wayne), Patrick Foster (Stacy), Kristina Somers (David) and John Foster (Karol); grandchildren, Matthew, Britt (Paul), Chelsea (Jon), Erik, Sofie, Lily, Shelly and Kaden; great-granddaughter, Shiloh Bergen Bair; and dear friends, Arline, Judy, Marie and Virginia, and many friends and family in Norway. Takk for din kjaerlighet og vennskap; jeg elsker deg.
A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 4, at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 212 19th St., Virginia Beach.
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