LETROY, Florence Isabella. On the morning of Dec 16 Florence Isabella LeTroy passed away peacefully, with loving family by her side. Florence had battled dementia for more than 12 years with dignity and grace. A long time resident of White Rock, she was born July 23, 1923 in Wauchope, SK to parents Eugene and Edith Russill. She moved to BC in the late 1940’s and to White Rock in 1952, where she and husband Howard raised 8 children. She was a strong woman who faced any challenge with confidence and determination. Whether it was running the Chit Chat Cafe, which she ran for many years in the 1960’s, or clearing her acreage of brambles and trees, a lot of it by her own hand. She was a wonderful seamstress and would stay up to the early hours of the morning to sew a new outfit for her girls. Her baking was amazing and could always draw a crowd with a phone call that pies or bread were going in the oven. Mostly, she was a mother that instilled a deep regard for life and showed a fun side to any job. Her water fights were legendary. Predeceased by her parents and siblings and beloved son Beau, she is remembered with love and respect by her surviving family. Children Howard (Pat), Ron (Connie), Elaine (Brian), Lenita (Bob), Debra (Terry), Broderick, and Rene. Grandchildren Kevin (Theresa), Donna, Dean, Brandon, Maria, Christina, Aaron, Ian, Sarah (Jamie), Laura, Rhiannon, Randy (Sue), Evan, Myleisha, Kaitlynn, and Caleb, and 11 great grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews that were close to her heart. Kind thanks to the staff at Westminster House, who gave such gentle care in our mother’s last days.
Viewing and Prayers will held on Jan 3 at 7 PM..funeral mass will be held on January 4th at 11:00am at the chapel of the Gardens of Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery 15800 32nd Ave, Surrey, B.C. Donations to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers please.
Valley View Funeral Home 604-596-8866