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Born: Sep 25, 1924

Date of Passing: Dec 05, 2019

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Born September 25, 1924 in Ninette, MB, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on December 5, 2019 at Deer Lodge Centre, at the age of 95.
She is survived by sons, John (Donna) and Ronald (Susan), daughters, Barb and Rhonda (Jeff), eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She is also survived by two sisters, Muriel and Jeannette (Ron), numerous nieces and nephews, and family residing in England.
She was predeceased by her mother Matilda; husband Albert; brothers, Ed, Irvine, Bruce and Ken; sister Ruth; brother-in-law Albert, and son-in-law Ken.
Florence and family grew up in Stonewall, MB. She met and married Albert in 1945 after his return from the army. They raised their family in Winnipeg, MB, and when the time was right, sold their house and moved back to Stonewall, residing at Lions Manor to be closer to her siblings.
Florence loved to volunteer at the Grace Hospital, serving customers muffins and coffee. She also volunteered with the Legion, once back in Stonewall. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, baking and was an avid sports fan watching baseball, curling, soccer and hockey on T.V., above all else family meant everything to Florence.
She went into Deer Lodge Centre in 2011. While there, and overcoming many adversities, she participated in numerous activities making many friends along the way. She became their "Mama".
Florence was a kind soul, had a great sense of humour and was everyone's best friend!
As per Florence's wishes she has been cremated. An interment for family will be held in spring 2020.

"When you awaken in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die."

MacKenzie Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 14, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • It saddens me to see that Florence has passed. It was only last week that I was thinking about her. She was just a dear lady, with lots of smiles, and a heart for Hockey. She always took an interest in my two nephews has they worked on their carries to be a NHL players. If she found an article in the paper about Mark she would have in cut out and waiting for me in the dining room. My condolences go out to her family. Elsie Pounder - Posted by: Elsie Pounder (Worker from deer Lodge) on: Dec 16, 2019

  • My sympathy goes out to Rhonda & Barb for the loss of their mother Florence, who was a very wonderful caring person. I am glad to hear that she continued to have a active life, making even more friends during her time spent in Deer Lodge Centre. Florence always made everybody feel special and welcome, when you were around her. I am sure she will lovenly live on in the hearts of her children and grandchildren, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. - Posted by: Madeliene McCrea (Friend) on: Dec 14, 2019

  • My deepest condolences regarding my ultimate favourite lady at deer lodge, I did Florences hair at deer lodge every Tuesday and I just loved her. I recently left working at deer lodge lodge after 26 years so I did a lot of “weeklys” on your mom and enjoyed every visit with her! - Posted by: Sandra (Hairdresser/friend) on: Dec 14, 2019

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