Florence May Anderson of Rimbey, Alberta passed away on Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at the age of 78 years.
Florence was born on October 26th, 1936 to parents Charles and Olga Irwin. She and her brothers William (Willy) and Albert (Bud) Irwin and sister Hazel grew up on a farm near Gilby, Alberta. She rode her horse to school nearly every day and worked along with family on the farm. After meeting and marrying her husband, Andrew (Andy) Anderson, she applied all of her skills and knowledge that she learned from her devoted mother and hardworking father to raising her four children; George (Ronda) Anderson, Kathy (Barry) Maser, Cheryl (Bob) Langmuir and Carol Anderson on the Anderson family farm East of Rimbey.
Florence was a devoted mother and respected rancher whose quality calves that she sold each fall were admired and brought top dollar. She grew grain and baled the hay herself. She grew the best garden and was meticulous about her yard which bloomed with beautiful flowers and had manicured lawns, trees and shrubs.
After divorcing and retiring, she remained on the farm. She met a wonderful, intelligent companion, John Crooks of Veteran, Alberta. After losing him, tragedy continued with the loss of her sister, Hazel, and daughters Cheryl and Kathy. She found strength and joy in her nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and devoted her time to her garden, flowers and shrubs right until her passing.
Funeral Services were held from Wilson’s Funeral Chapel in Rimbey, Alberta on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 1:00 pm with Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Interment followed in the West Haven Cemetery in Rimbey, AB.
If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Alberta: (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) Southern Alberta 1441 Aviation Park N.E. Box 570 Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
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