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Born: Sep 21, 1919

Date of Passing: Jan 17, 2020

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(nee HOEG)
September 21, 1919 - January 17, 2020

Peacefully, on Friday, January 17, 2020, with her family by her side, Florence Abbie Wilson slipped away from us to rejoin the love of her life, Jack.
Mom was born on a farm in Nova Scotia on September 21, 1919. She met Jack when she was just 16 years old. They married in 1942, moved west, made Winnipeg their home, and were devoted to one another throughout their lives. Mom was a kind and generous woman whose door and heart were always open. Mom was an exceptional homemaker who loved babysitting the neighbourhood children, gardening, and cooking, especially baking. There wasn't a child in Kirkfield Park who didn't know her chocolate chip cookies. Mom spent many hours volunteering at Deer Lodge Centre, contributing her time well into her 80s because, she said, she liked helping "the old people".
Florence was predeceased by her husband Jack, her brother Roy, and sister Elsie. She is survived by her son Terry (Terry Ann); grandsons, Nigel (Shawna, Sadie, Nathan and Emmett), Josh (Jenny, Ollie and Louis). Others who will mourn her loss are her devoted nieces, Donna and husband Barney Thompson in Winnipeg, Ruth Hoeg, Amherst, Nova Scotia, nephew Bud Cameron and Joyce in Hamiota as well as several other nieces and nephews and family members spread throughout Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, BC, Alberta, Ontario and the USA, too numerous to mention. Florence is also survived by the many friends she made throughout life, including her best friend Anne Dyck, and special friends, Joan and Larry Hart, and Chuck and Janice Tomlinson.
The family would like to thank the caring staff of Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts and the Manitoba home care workers whose outstanding support allowed her to live in the community past her 100th birthday. We would also like to thank the staff of Oakview Place for their kindness and compassion in the last weeks of Mom's life.

…… Death Is Nothing At All
"Death is nothing at all…I have slipped away into the next room…I am I and you are you…whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone; wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort, without the ghost of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity. What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight? All is well." - Henry Scott-Holland

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Condolences to Nigel, family and friends. We were very fortunate to meet your Grandmother Florence only a few times before she passed on, she met us with such a warm heart. She was a true beauty who had a calm about her that she was content with her life. When her life on earth ended we are sure that she had a joyous reunion with her husband. All our love. - Posted by: Fran and Ralph Elliot (Friend) on: Feb 25, 2020

  • Dear Terry, Sincere condolences to you and your family. Aunt Florence was a wonderful lady with a big heart and incredible warmth. I hadn't seen her since 2006 at my father's funeral - she gave me a little story about their childhood to read during the service. It was very touching. To live such a long life as she with relatively good health is a blessing indeed. Was happy to hear she passed away peacefully while you were all there. May she rest in peace with Uncle Jack. Harold - Posted by: Harold Hoeg (nephew) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • Our condolences Terry on the loss of your very special Mom. We have many wonderful memories of being in the company of your parents. - Posted by: Bud and Marguerite Lindal (Friend) on: Jan 25, 2020

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