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Born: Jun 03, 1921

Date of Passing: Dec 03, 2013

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FLORENCE LILLIAN ARCHER (SNYDER) June 3, 1921 - December 3, 2013 Its with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Florence Lillian Archer on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Dauphin Personal Care Home with her daughter at her side. Florence was born on June 3, 1921 in Gilbert Plains, second daughter to Charles and Elsie Snyder. She was predeceased by her brothers Albert, Blake, Charlie and Rowand, and sister Bernice. As a young woman she moved to Dauphin, Manitoba with her family and later married Roy Archer on October 26, 1940. Roy and Florence farmed in the Listowel district and raised a family of seven sons and one daughter. They moved into Dauphin in the 1960s to reside in the Snyder family home on 8th Avenue SW. At the young age of 50 she enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nurse program at the Red River College, graduating in August 1972. This was the start of a rewarding nursing career at the Dauphin Hospital and in the extended care facility. Her family could not have been more proud. She was predeceased by her husband Roy in January 1998. Florence was loved by her family and family was everything to her. She was a loving mother to her eight children, grandmother to 20, great-grandmother to 24 and great-great-grandmother to five. Left to mourn her loss are her children and their families: Del and his family: Shelley; Clinton (Dawn) (Cameron and Montanna); Sherri (Paul) (Matthew, Courtney and Meghan (Miguel) (Kai); Wade (deceased) (Scott, Kassie and Tristan); Leslie Ann (Bill) (Curtis, Taylor Ann, Drew and Evan). Brian (Shirley) and his family: Shannon (Brian) (Desiree (Ken) (Brodie and Anjulie), (Brianne (Colin) (Peyton). Ron (deceased) (Judy) and his family: Lee (deceased) (Brandon). Garry (Lola) and his family: Kerry (Richard) (Hunter and Ryder); Kelly (Shane); Andrea (Nathan) (Byron and Lola). Larry (Kathy) and his family: Todd (Landice); Lora. Keith (Melanie) and his family: Rob (Lisa) (Troy, Avery and Hali); Candice; Aaron. Donna (Cyril) and her family: Amanda; Blake (Des) (Khloe). Mark (Lori) (deceased) and his family: Krystal; Debra (Christopher) (John Patrick). She is also lovingly remembered by Sonja, Margaret and Cynthia. Mom enjoyed her garden in town and at the farm. She was always busy in the Dauphin community as a member of the United Church Ladies Auxiliary, the Rebekah Lodge, Legion Auxiliary, bowling with her team and Senior Centre activities. Florence's legacy is her strong sense of family, which was evident in her passionate nurturing of family ties. The family wishes to extend its sincere thanks to the staff at the Dauphin Personal Care Home for the wonderful care given to Mom during her two year stay. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dauphin First United Church, with interment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dauphin Personal Care Home Resident / Family Council, or a charity of one's choice. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services Dauphin, Manitoba (204) 638-4110

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 06, 2013

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • My sincerest condolences to the whole family on the loss of this wonderful woman.I attended Red River with Flo, and trained in Dauphin. She was a great friend, who always had a smile, and a light hearted approach to life. Flo welcomed me into her family home while I was in residence in Dauphin, during what was a very stressful time for her; a kindness that I will never forget. Flo loved nursing, especially the elderly, who she would shower with love and attention. I will miss her annual Xmas cards,that caught me up on family news. I feel privileged to have known Florence, and will remember her with a big smile, and her contagious laugh. This is a beautiful picture of her. - Posted by: Maureen Glacken (Nursing classmate) on: Dec 08, 2013

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