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Date of Passing: Jul 15, 2002

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SVETLANA ZYLIN On Monday, July 15, 2002, Svetlana Zylin passed away in Winnipeg. She enjoyed a long and highly regarded career in the Canadian theatre as a director, dramaturg, Artistic Director, playwright, performer and administrator. She will be sadly missed and always remembered by friends and colleagues across the country. Svetlana enjoyed to the fullest, all the love and care of her wonderful friends that made her life so complete. Survived by her mother Irene Zylin, her sister Lydia and husband Dee Crabtree, nephew Misha and nieces Miranda and Isabelle. Funeral service to be held Wednesday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, 643 Manitoba Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Actors Fund, 860-10 St. Mary St., Toronto, ON, M4Y 1P9, would be very much appreciated. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 16, 2002

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I happened to watch tv today and noticed US rep to UN was withdrawing her name. I thought back to the time in high school and thought of Svetlana. I keyed in her brother George and was shocked to see he passed away so young. Then, I was shocked again to see that Svetlana passed away way too soon. We were students at St. John's high school and both belonged to the UN Club. We had Miss Vant for grade 12 history and she was in charge of the UN Club. During the Easter break, Winnipeg hosted the Model United Nations for high school in Manitoba, Minnesota and North Dakota at Grant Park High School. I believe this was 1965. Miss Vant chose both of us to attend and we represented The Domenica Republic. I found out at this conference how many talents Svetlana had. She was an accomplished speaker and had a good sense of humour. Apparently the reps from Russia was over laying their role and Svetlana decided to do something that showed me more of her talents. She wrote a note in Russian informing them what she thought, didn't sign it, folded it, put Russia on the outside and had it passed over the tables to them. The Russian reps were taken by surprise. I really enjoyed my conference with Svetlana as my partner and at the windup banquet, we had a dance together. She made quite an impression on me and should have followed up long ago. To her sister Lydia, Svetlana was quite a person that I will always remember for the good times we had together. I apologize for the lateness. - Posted by: colin dederick (fellow student) on: Feb 16, 2019

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