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MARKIN, Florence Marie (nee Morozoff)
October 21, 1927 - October 26, 2015
We are rarely graced with the presence of a person who embraces life with such profound vitality, devotion and spirit as Florence Marie Markin. When an individual like this passes, they leave a very tender place in all of our hearts. This is the legacy of 'Flo', who passed away peacefully on October 26, 2015 at the age of 88.
Flo, dear wife of the late Andrew, leaves to cherish in her memory her children Allan Markin (Patricia), Diana Lodon (Norman), Jerry Markin (Patricia), and Kathryn MacPhail (Keith); grandchildren Valerie, Kerry, Jess, Rodney, Darren, Jane, Karlyn, Kyle, and Kassidy; and eleven great-grandchildren. Florence is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Ann and Neil Querin; as well as her long- time friends and travel companions Erna Dreger and Lynda McIntosh. She also leaves to mourn her passing numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, far too many to mention. She was predeceased by her parents Annie and Samuel Morozoff; sisters Annie, Polly, Lillian, and Edna; and brothers Alec, Nick, Sam, and John.
Born in 1927, Flo lived on a farm two miles northwest of Veregin, SK, which is still in the Morozoff family. She treasured her time on the farm and spent summer days running around barefoot and on cold winter days, travelling to school by a horse-drawn sleigh. In 1936, the family moved to Blackie, AB, where she attended the Alta View School. A few years later, Flo moved to Exshaw, AB, where she completed her education. In 1943, she moved to Calgary to become a nanny and fell madly in love with her roommate's boyfriend, Andy. They were married in June of 1944.
Flo was the golden thread who knit her diverse family close together. Along with her passion for her extended family, she loved curling, sewing, quilting, square and round dancing, clogging, golfing and travel. She approached all of these interests with zest and joy, bringing many close friends into her circle of love along the way. In her personal, professional and volunteer life, Florence was remarkably industrious and had an uncanny way of making things happen.
Today we surrender our matriarch and role model to the Heavens above.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the Pure North S'Energy Foundation medical team, including Wendy Paramchuk, Leah Fleming, Christa Kemp, Arsheen Dhalla, Kristen Graham, Dr. Nina Lewis, Michelle Villanueva, Arleen Flores, Jeannie Idio, Rose Macareg, Jessica Reid, and David Dagnalan. Thank you as well to Palliative Care nurse Tracey Szabo-Miller and long-time family doctor and friend, Dr. Susan Lea-Makenny.
A Celebration of Florence's Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Linda Hunter of Woodcliff United Church officiating, with reception to follow (please no denim). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Pure North S'Energy Foundation, Suite 800, 326 11 Avenue S.W. Calgary, AB T2R 0C5, or the Bowness Seniors' Centre, 6422 35 Avenue N.W. Calgary, T3B 1S6.

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Published in Calgary Herald from Oct. 28 to Oct. 31, 2015.
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November 9, 2015
My Dearest Flo,

I just came back from the Philippines with my mom and called your house right away but nobody's answering.

I am deeply saddened, , and will miss you so much for sure.

Thank you so much again for the friendship we shared, thank you for your trust and for a lot of things you taught me, i will never forget you Flo.

I know you are in a better place now, Rest in Peace my friend.

Lots of Love,
Cecile and Family
Cecile Lucero
November 3, 2015
You will be missed
Wies Valckx
November 2, 2015
It was a pleasure meeting Flo, I will never forget you sweet lady. May you take those wings and fly my friend!
Bernie St.Cyr
November 1, 2015
When you lose a loved one
You gain an angel whose name you know.
Thinking of Floso kind, feisty and engaging!
Our sincere condolences to all the Markin family
Ardel Sikora and Brian Bastedo
Ardel & Brian Sikora/Bastedo
October 31, 2015
To the Markin family. Flo was an awesome lady to know who inspired us in many ways with her terrific outlook on life. No matter what challenges came her way, she took them on with bound determination. Her bubbly personality touched the hearts of many. The clogging and square dance community has lost a great angel. Thank you for your exuberant and exhilarant personality Flo...we will miss you.

Arlo, Terry and Dianna McCool
October 31, 2015
So saddened to hear the news of Flo's passing. What a privilege it was to have experienced her unique wisdom, guidance and genuine kindness first hand through many years of curling with the incomparable Flo & Andy. Our sincere condolences to the Markin family during this difficult time. Alan & Karen Hill
October 31, 2015
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Flo. For many years we belonged to the same square dance group. She was a very loving and caring lady and I am happy that I had a chance to know her. Unfortunately I will be unable to attend the celebration of her life but my thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Lorraine Vivian
October 31, 2015
Sorry for your loss. I remember the happy times when Flo and Andy would come to Castlegar to visit the Kootenay connection. Laughter, music and food abounded at my parents' house. Florence was a kind lady always with a smile.
Joyce Idle
October 31, 2015
Farewell, my friend. I am so thankful for all the time we spent together .. From SkipBo to square dancing and all the time in between. What wonderful memories! You will always have a place in my heart.
Lynda McIntosh
October 30, 2015
Our deepest sympathies to the family and may you cherish the memories.
DeValter family
October 30, 2015
To Markin family I send my deepest condolences to all of you . So many amazing times with aunti Florence I will love and cherish them all always and forever Sass and family
Sandra Markin
October 30, 2015
Extending our condolences to the Markin and MacPhail families. We are so sorry for your loss.
Bev & Gord Phillips
October 30, 2015
From the description, your Mom, Flo, sounded like a real wonder woman. On the loss of your Mother, my sincere sympathy and condolences to the entire Markin Family.
Bob MacDonald
October 30, 2015
My sincere condolences to the family. Flo was a great neighbor and friend, I will miss our conversation in the yard awhile feeding the fish.
Ana/ Dwight/Easton Dunn
October 30, 2015
Flo & Nick at Stars on Ice Show
Will miss one of my best dancing partners. Many thanks for being such a caring and loving person. My thoughts and prayers for comfort to all the Markin family. RIP my dear friend until we'll meet again.
Nick De Vos
October 29, 2015
It is truly an honor to serve such an inspirational woman. It did not take a long time to see how wonderful of a person you are. Our deepest condolences to the Markin Family.
Michelle & Gretchen
October 29, 2015
In loving memory of a wonderful caring person Flo Markin. We curled together for years at the CCC and you were a great sport and competitor. Your family and friends will love and miss you forever Flo.
Joan Lewis
October 29, 2015
My Condolences to the family.
I have fond memories of your Mom as she knit me a sweater when I was a child.
Catherine Thomas Hawthorne
October 29, 2015
My sincere Condolences to you and the family. Flo was a very special person in my life as she was to many who were touched by her. My very best wishes to you.
Len Pasychny
West Kelowna B.C.
October 29, 2015
Though, I can not be with family & friends to celebrate Auntie Florence's life, my loving thoughts will be with you. I have fond memories spent with the Markins at Christmas and summer holidays. Thank you to Auntie Flo for her help while I was in massage college, was always so patient. I will never forget her & love her always.
Joyce Morozoff
October 29, 2015
Our most sincere condolences to all of our wonderful friend FLo's family. "We will miss you Flo!!!"
Ron & Donna Baba
Ron & Donna Baba
October 29, 2015
My dear friend Flo. Tom and I will cherish the wonderful memories we have had with you on and off the dance floor. We extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to your family, who brought you so much joy.
RIP my dear, you lived your life to the fullest!
Maureen + Tom Dakers
Maureen Evers-Dakers
October 29, 2015
To the MARKIN Family, We send our deepest condolence to all of you, Mom (Marge Kanigan) would often talk about Auntie Florence, the stories she told were simply amazing and funny, now they are together once again, oh the stories they must be telling now. All our Love, The Kemp Family
Kim, Dan & Baron Kemp
October 28, 2015
Farewell my dearest friend.
I will love and cherish your
memory alway.
October 28, 2015
I will always remember our Westwind curling pot luck dinners in Flo's basement. It was an ideal spot for all of us to get together and enjoy each other's company. She was the perfect hostess! My sincere condolences to the family.
Faye Cade
October 28, 2015
Sincere condolences to all the family. A life well lived! We were so pleased to spend a little time together this summer at Aunt Pauline's funeral. She was gracious, humble, accepting of what was to come and a great lady, to the end.
Linda and Alfredo
October 28, 2015
Condolences to Flo's family.
Her many talents in quilting, dancing, cooking and the many years we curled together will always be remembered.Thanks for the many hugs you gave me.
RIP Flo.
Leah Nate
October 28, 2015
Sincerest condolences to you all on the loss of a wonderful woman...the best turnip puff ever and so much more! Fabulous Bali reminiscences. Warmly, Bev Clark
October 28, 2015
I am sorry we can not be with you to celebrate the life of Auntie Flo, but our hearts and thoughts are with you Mike & Vicki Nielsen (ne Querin)
Vicki Nielsen
October 28, 2015
I will miss you Auntie Flo. I cherish the times we spent foraging for fabric and patterns together for that special quilt. Thank-you for your patience when teaching me your tricks when quilting and instilling in me your love of quilting, and all the fond memories of my childhood visiting you in Bowness. The family gatherings, all the cousins sleeping like cord wood in a bed, waking in the morning to find that the party had not stopped. The awesome smells in the kitchen of borshct and perogies the laughter and family atmosphere. I will think of you as I quilt, and take comfort in my heart knowing that you are in a place of no pain, quilt stores never close, there will be music for dancing, and you will continue to be an angel, only now you have your wings. Mike & Vicki Nielsen (ne Querin)
Vicki Nielsen
October 28, 2015
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
October 28, 2015
My love and thoughts are with all the family.
Deepest Sympathy,
Jackie Markin & Family
Jackie Markin
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