Florence Owens

Florence of White Rock, B.C. , died on Saturday, February 28, 2004. Born November 23, 1927 in Victoria, B.C., eldest daughter of Jack and Rose McGeorge. Predeceased by her parents, sister Rosemary, husbands Lou Cote and Roy Opp, and daughter Louise Fenwick. Survived by brother Jack (Irene), sister Joyce (Bob Kite), daughter Carol (Bob O’Conner), sons Don Schofield (Suzie), John Cody (Karen) and Mike Cote (Val). Ten grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

Florence was a very grateful member of A.A. with 47 years continuous sobriety. Her greatest joy was introducing newcomers to a new way of life. She had a wealth of experience in her journey, some tragic, many joyous. She was secretary of new committees as they evolved during her early years in A.A. She loved to laugh, and loved to tell of her many faux pas (Rule 62). Florence felt one of her greatest gifts was the ability to see the humor in life. She touched many people and felt humble and blessed, and often wondered how she got so lucky.

No funeral by request. A celebration of her life was held on Friday, March 5, 2004, at Saint John’s Presbyterian Church in White Rock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Fraser Valley Cancer Society would be appreciated.

– Gone to the Big Roundup in the Sky –