Florence was born on June 25, 1931 to Ben and Florence Anderson of Paynton, SK. She was one of eight children. She was active in the choir at Paynton United Church. She won a Beauty Pageant at Meota, SK as a teenager. Flo passed away peacefully on Monday, October 5th at the age of 89 years. She was pre-deceased by her father Ben, her mother Florence, siblings Sylvia, Julie, Vera, Alice, Mavis and Ben, and by her husband Lyal. She is survived by her brother Alan Anderson, brother –in- law Duane Lindquist & wife Ellen, sister-in-law Marie Andries, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Florence and Lyal met and married in Lloydminster in 1951. They had six children- Peggy (Rod Baynton), Joanne (Art Vanloo), Leta (David Kalin) Lou, Elaine (Barry Orton) and Ed (Karen Shier). There are seven grandchildren, Brock & Brett Baynton, Andrea Ames & Gabrielle Lindstrom, Ashley Lindquist, Jeff & Scott Orton, and thirteen great grandchildren.
They lived in various communities in Alberta, and in 1959 moved back to Lloydminster where they eventually operated an insurance and real estate business. Flo also served as a Returning Officer for a federal election while in Lloydminster. They were active in Kinsmen and Kinettes, and greatly enjoyed time at Pierce Lake, AB. We have lots of great memories of good family times there. Flo loved to bake, and her pies were always in great demand.
Later they moved to Edmonton, and then to Calgary where they were the managing team in a large apartment complex. They stayed in Calgary after retirement, and spent several summers camping at Pierce Lake, Saskatchewan and Bakers Narrows Lodge in Manitoba, where her daughter and son-in-law have a fishing lodge. After Lyal’s death in 2008, she continued to live in the same apartment complex until spring of 2015. She moved to a senior’s residence in Red Deer, Ab where she was close to her daughter Joanne and family. She suffered a heart attack and later a stroke, which impaired her mobility. She moved to the Mitchener Center in Red Deer, and later to the Alberta Hospital in Ponoka. We are so thankful to the staff at both the Mitchener Center and the Alberta Hospital for their wonderful care for our mom.
The family would like to suggest that any tributes or memorial donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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