NIDDERY, Florence Elizabeth
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We regret to acknowledge the sudden passing of Florence Elizabeth (McLean) Niddery on December 14, 2012 at the Penticton Regional Hospital, with her family close by. Born January 31, 1927 in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia where she remained a lifelong resident. Florence is predeceased by her loving husband, Hubert Johnston Niddery; her mother and father, Elizabeth and William McLean; brothers, Charles, Gordon (Bud), Roderick (Manny), Malcolm (Boss), Robert, Kenny; sister, Wanita (Hon) and brother- in-law, Stan Spence, nephew Gary Spence. Florence is survived by her three children, Lloyd (Bev) Niddery, Sherry (Jim) Shaw, Beverly (Duncan) Currie-Mclean; sisters, Irma (Alvin) McLean and Verna (Forty) Schreiber; grandchildren, Joey-Marie Shaw, James Shaw, Sherry Kureluk, Leanne Johnson, Shelley Niddery, Cameron Currie, Clayton McLean and Kimberly McLean; numerous great-grandchildren; Colton and Jessie Fitzpatrick, Jake and Olivia Currie and Jordyn Currie, and numerous nephews and nieces. Florence (Sis) will be lovingly remembered for her love of family, her zeal for the outdoors and prospecting and her wonderful capacity for lifelong friendships. Sis was an Ambassador for Okanagan Falls, always so proud of her community and appreciative of the beautiful place she called home. Sis was a member of her local Legion Branch 227, and took pride in becoming a Charter member, and later a lifelong member. Florence was an avid historian and could be called on whenever local events or achievements came into question. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Okanagan Falls Cemetery, with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at the Okanagan Falls Community Church, 1356 McLean Creek Road. A light luncheon will follow at the Legion Branch 227, Okanagan Falls (5009 12th Ave.). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following charities that were near and dear to Sis: The Kidney Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services 250-493-4112.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 19, 2012