Florence Maude Smith

September 19, 2023

In Loving Memory

Florence Maude Smith

Sadly, we had to bid our dear mother farewell. She was the heartbeat that resonated through all of us. We were blessed with a beautiful, sweet, loving woman to guide us through life.

Mom was born in Indian Harbour Nova Scotia to John and Lila (nee Isnor) Keeping, and grew up in Herring Cove, Nova Scotia where she met her soulmate Douglas John Smith. Together they began a long line of descendants.

Mom had a full and busy life. After moving to BC in 1958, she worked for Zeller’s as Sales Clerk then Personnel Manager. After that, she held a few positions with Eaton’s, two of which were Buyer and Personnel Manager. When she and Dad moved to Kamloops, they, along with our sister Debbie, bought a small restaurant and together they became well-loved for their food and their outgoing, kind personalities. Years later, Dad retired from CN (Via Rail), and they were awarded a contract to service the Rocky Mountaineer train when it was stationed in Kamloops. There was nothing Mom was afraid to tackle. After retiring, she began knitting the cherished baby blankets as the great and great-great grandchildren arrived. She loved to do crossword puzzles and read. She even wrote her autobiography titled “Because Two People Fell in Love”.

During her days in palliative care, Mom made us laugh while she still had some strength. The staff loved her dearly, as she was so grateful and kind towards them. Thank you to all of the staff at Pinegrove Care Centre for the tender loving care you gave to our mother. We all witnessed it and are forever thankful.

Mom left us with wonderful memories and the love she never stopped giving.

She is survived by:

Children: Donna (Derek), Deborah (Wayne), Patricia (John), Douglas Jr. (Lanie) Sharon (Mel), Gregory, Susan (Gerard) and Lynn (Joe). 17 Grandchildren, 22 Great grandchildren and 11 Great-great Grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Viola, Valera and Jackie and brother John.

Predeceased by the love of her life, our father, “Dougie”; sisters Nina, Julia, Lillian and Alice.

We will celebrate her life together in the near future. She is at peace now, for which we are grateful.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-554-2324 F: 250.554.3505

665 Tranquille Rd #4,
Kamloops, BC V2B 3H7

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 9

  1. Christine baker says:

    Sincere condolences to all of my cousins and their families. Rest in peace Aunt Florence ❤️
    Love and hugs from cousin Christine ( Alice’s daughter) and family xo

  2. Cindy Hunt-Robertson says:

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of our beautiful Florence .Sending our love and thoughts to everyone. Love, Cindy & George and Aunt Valera. ❤️

  3. Joanne Hunt says:

    Thinking Of You All; Aunt Florence Was A Beautiful Woman Inside And Out; I Loved Her Dearly 💘

  4. Jackie andGordon says:

    My dear Sister Florence we will miss our phone conversations RIP Gone but will never be forgotten Love Jackie and Gordon ❤️

  5. Lisa Hunt Marriott says:

    Sending my sincere condolences to all of my cousins and families . Rest in Peace dear Aunt Florence much love always from
    Lisa Marriott ( Lillian ‘s daughter ) xoxo

  6. Kevin and Lynn Power says:

    Our sincere condolences to Aunt Florence’s family. She was a wonderful person and we always enjoyed her and Uncle Doug’s visits to Nova Scotia. We will truly miss her.

  7. Heather Eisnor-Sanche says:

    So very sad to learn of Aunt Florence’s passing. As a young child I have fond memories of going to the Halifax train station to meet her when arriving from BC to NS for a visit. I was also lucky to spend some time and visit with her when we travelled to Vancouver for Expo 86. She was a sweet lady and will be missed. Rest easy Aunt Florence. ❤️ Thinking of you all during this sad time of loss. With our sincere condolences, Heather (Eisnor) and Allan Sanche

  8. Rand and Sharon Quo Vadis says:

    Our deepest condolences on Aunt Florence’s passing. Our thoughts are with the family through this difficult time.

  9. Laurie Power says:

    Sincere condolences to all the family of Aunt Florence. She was a woman of many talents. I have many great memories of Uncle Doug and Aunt Florence on their visits to Nova Scotia! She was loved by so many people and truly will be missed.

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