Florence Annie LARSEN

passed away on April 28, 2016 at Fir Park Village where she lived for the past 5 years. She was predeceased by her husband John and son Lenard. She is survived by her daughter Linda, sisters Hazel Davis and Jenny Bonar, sister in law Marge Thompson and brother in law, Curtis Peck as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence was born in Saskatchewan May 26,1926 and moved to Port Alberni in the 40’s where she met and married John.Their life together was active and adventuresome. They were commercial and pleasure fishermen, they camped at Salmon Beach, mined in the Yukon and also built a mobile home park. Florence was one of the first women to work in the Plywood Mill. She was one of the original Plywood Girls. She loved the outdoors and working in her yard and vegetable garden. She continued to garden and cut her lawns into her eighties. She was a very active and determined woman.

Following Florence’s wishes, no formal service will take place.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Flo’s memory may be made to Fir Park Village Foundation. A special thank you to the staff at Fir Park. Florence was a force to be reckoned with and staff rose to the occasion with humour and compassionate care. The family would also like to thank her niece, Judy Reynolds , who provided companionship and support to Florence during her final years.

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