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FLORENCE BEATTIE SMALL (JOHNSTON)

Born: Mar 19, 1931

Date of Passing: Feb 24, 2021

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FLORENCE BEATTIE SMALL
(nee JOHNSTON)
March 19, 1931-February 24, 2021

It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we say goodbye to our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She's been called back into the arms of her beloved husband and dance partner Douglas who predeceased her on June 21, 2015. Mom passed away on February 24, 2021, just shy of her 90th birthday (March 19).
She is survived by her children, David (Cheryl), Gary (Donna), Bonnie (Sandy), Doug Jr (Charlotte), Cheryl, Rick (Doreen), and Randy (Louise). She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was the youngest of six children and all siblings, parents and in-laws have predeceased her. In her younger years, she worked at Eaton's then worked in the office at the Elevators until her marriage to Doug on April 26, 1952, at which time she stayed home to raise their seven children. She was a very creative writer and wrote the Richer News column in the Steinbach Carillon for several years.
She was involved in her church and The Young at Heart Club in Richer and was very active with clogging and aqua sizing. She used her artistic abilities to create beautiful bird houses and other woodworking crafts. Mom's beautiful singing was so infectious and there were many times when all around her broke out in a fun sing song. We have fond memories of her sitting on the floor with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing games and singing to them.
She had a very happy marriage of 63 years with Doug and they kept active until his illness in 2015. She took up residence in Villa Youville Personal Care Home for the past couple years. The family would like to extend a big thank you to the hardworking nurses and staff who provided compassionate and exceptional care for mom especially with the challenges during these Covid-19 times. Also thank you to Sister Irene for her support and prayers during mom's last days.
Cremation has taken place. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date when mom and dad's ashes will be laid to rest as per their wishes.
If friends so desire, donations in memory of Florence may be made to The Alzheimer's Society or a charity of your choice.


Publish Date: Mar 4, 2021

FLORENCE BEATTIE SMALL
(nee JOHNSTON)
March 19, 1931 - February 24, 2021

It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we say goodbye to our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She's been called back into the arms of her beloved husband and dance partner Douglas who predeceased her on June 21, 2015.
Mom passed away on February 24, 2021, just shy of her 90th birthday (March 19). She is survived by her children, David (Cheryl), Gary (Donna), Bonnie (Sandy), Doug Jr. (Charlotte), Cheryl, Rick (Doreen) and Randy (Louise). She is also survived by 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the youngest of six children and all siblings, parents and in-laws have predeceased her.
In her younger years she worked at Eaton's, then worked in the office at the Elevators until her marriage to Doug on April 26, 1952, at which time she stayed home to raise their seven children. She was a very creative writer and wrote the Richer News column in the Steinbach Carillon for several years. She was involved in her church and The Young at Heart Club in Richer and was very active with clogging and aqua sizing. She used her artistic abilities to create beautiful bird houses and other woodworking crafts. Mom's beautiful singing was so infectious and there were many times when all around her broke out in a fun sing song. We have fond memories of her sitting on the floor with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing games and singing to them. She had a very happy marriage of 63 years with Doug and they kept active until his illness in 2015. She took up residence in Villa Youville Personal Care Home for the past couple of years.
The family would like to extend a big thank you to the hardworking nurses and staff who provided compassionate and exceptional care for mom, especially with the challenges during these Covid-19 times. Also thank you to Sister Irene for her support and prayers during mom's last days.
Cremation has taken place. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date when mom and dad's ashes will be laid to rest as per their wishes.
If friends so desire, donations in memory of Florence may be made to Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by:
BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL CO-OP
1-204-346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030
www.birchwoodfuneralchapel.com


Publish Date: Feb 27, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press, The Carillon on Feb 27, 2021, Mar 04, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to you in the loss of your mom. Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing her, I understand that she was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. - Posted by: Ivan Ebryware. (Carole)To Randy and Weesiie. (Friend) on: Feb 28, 2021

  • I have many happy memories of your family living on Dacre St. and Arundel St. in Thunder Bay. I was sorry to hear of her passing. I’m sure she will be sadly missed by all of her family. Fortunately, no one can take your many memories. They are a great comfort as time passes. Love to all of you from Gail Pell - Posted by: Gail Pell (Family friend) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • Rick, Doreen & girls, It was such an honor for me to know your Mom and Dad through the clogging years. I will always remember her sweet warm smile. Hugs to you all. She is wrapped in the arms of God now and surrounded by Angels and her special Angel Doug. Sandra Valois and Family - Posted by: Sandra Lyn ne Valois (acquaintance ) on: Feb 27, 2021

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