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February 12, 1920 - May 19, 2012
Florence Fester passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the age of 92 years. Florence was born in Kamsack, SK where she was educated and moved to Vancouver as a young adult. There she met John and they were married for fifty-five years before his passing in 1994. Once their daughters were in school she began a sales career at the Bay. She retired after twenty-five years and resided in Burnaby. She moved to Calgary in 2000 to be near daughter Julie where she made new friends, played crib, and traveled to places she had dreamed of visiting. She will be remembered by all for her charming personality, easy laugh and caring disposition. She was a devoted mother to the end. She is lovingly remembered, and will be missed by her daughter Julie and son-in-law Bruce, former son-in-law Bob and wife Deb. She also leaves her sister Hazel and her three grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Florence was predeceased by her wonderful husband John and daughter Hedy. Memorial Service to be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home (3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, B.C.) at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. She will be entombed following the Service alongside John and Hedy in Burnaby. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the compassionate staff, both caregivers and the nurses at the Beverly Glenmore, Unit 400 for their care and consideration. In living memory of Florence Fester, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from May 23 to May 24, 2012