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1923 - 2017
Florence Evelyn Summach (Flo) passed away on September 15, 2017 at Extendicare. She was born on October 14, 1923 in Saskatoon to Irish immigrants Tom and Maude Lipsett. The eldest of 5 children, she lived in various small towns in the province where her father operated dry goods stores. Florence returned to Saskatoon as a teenager. She graduated from Bedford Road Collegiate and Robertson's Secretarial School. She married her first husband, Warrant Officer John William (Bill) Buttrey in 1943. They had a daughter Maureen in 1944. Bill was killed in action in 1945. She married Harold William Summach in 1968. Flo and Harold ran Lipsett's Footwear on 33rd St. West for many years, in later years joined by son-in-law Bob McPherson. She loved all aspects of the business, working until she was 80. Flo, Harold and Bob were very appreciative of all the wonderful people who worked for them over the years and made running the business such a pleasure. Flo and Harold were world travellers, visiting almost every continent. Harold died in 2003. Florence was also predeceased by her parents Tom and Maude Lipsett; brother Robert (Bob) Lipsett and his wife Larre; sister Mollie Arnold and her husband Stan; mother and father-in-law Pearl and William Buttrey; mother and father-in-law Mary and William Summach; brother-in-law Gary Miller; sister-in-law Marietta Campbell; brothers and sisters-in-law Don and Wilma Johnson, Jack and Mary Bailey, Bill and Elaine Green, Lester and Mary Summach, Bob and Esther Summach, Cecil and Elaine Summach, Ted and Florence Summach, Mervin and Terry (Teresa) Summach. She is survived by her daughter Maureen (Bob) McPherson; granddaughters Iona McPherson (Chris Rodman) and Alexis McPherson (Tom Burton); great-grandchildren Ashley, Emma and Liam Rodman and Asher and Miles Burton; brother John (Mary) Lipsett; sister Ruth Miller; sister-in law Lynn Summach; brother-in-law George (Grace) Campbell; cousin and dear friend Peggy (Rod) Antonichuk and her children David Kerr and Julia (Gil) Lagman; dear friends Lily Peris and Jennifer Mpumgu and her family; many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Thanks to Robin Sloboda and Trudy Scheffler from Emmanuel Baptist Church for their many visits over the years. Thanks to the wonderful staffs at Extendicare Nursing Home and Home Instead Senior Care and to Dr. P. Stalker, Dr. K. Bayley and Dr. G. Nelson for their care during the last years of Flo's life. There will be a celebration of Flo's life at the Saskatoon Funeral Home on September 21, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. with Keith Hall from St. Martin's United Church presiding, followed by a reception at the Edwards Family Centre. Committal will take place earlier in the day at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Extendicare Family Support Group, (2225 Preston Ave. South, Saskatoon, S7J 2E7) or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left for the family at www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home. 306-244-5577.

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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2017.
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September 20, 2017
Aunty Flossy was one of my favourite people growing up. I saw, in her a very proud, graceful and loving woman. I remember the trips she took my cousins and I on during summer holidays and the sleep overs that I loved.
She was very good to my husband and he had great respect for her. They had the same sense of humour.
She will be missed but will always be in our hearts. Our thoughts go out to you, Maureen and your family.
Kim and Bob Erixon
September 19, 2017
Maureen, Bob, Iona and Alexis, Ernie and I along with Jennifer and daughter, and Jason and family wish to express our sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother. I remember seeing her at many of our childrens' school activities, always supporting her grandchildren. We will keep you all in our thoughts.
Joan Neufeldt
September 19, 2017
Flo (we called her Flossy in the early years) was one of the sweetest women I've ever known; kind, generous, hard-working, and adventurous. She has been my dearest cousin for as long as I can remember.

Her journey here is now over as she is reunited with Harold and is face to face with her Lord.

Rest in peace dear Flo. These last years of struggle are over.

You are deeply missed.

Peggy Antonichuk
September 19, 2017
Dear Maureen and Bob,
Although I did not meet or know your Mom she sounds like a wonderful lady who lived long and well.
My sincere sympathy on your loss-- never easy to lose your Mom.
Olive Ulrich
September 18, 2017
Flo, as I knew her, was always a very classy lady, generous to a fault, very caring and it was a privilege to know her.
Randy Klingenberg
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