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On a November day in 1949 Charles and Mary Curry welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world and called her Florence. In March 1972, that beautiful young lady agreed to become my wife and we spent the next almost 49 years together, welded together with a bond that withstood all the ups and downs that every marriage experiences because we had love. On February 1,2021 we lost her and are left grieving. Although we lost her physical presence, she made us all better people because, in her will she left us with a ton of love, and beautiful memories, and with an example of how to get along in the world simply by showing kindness to other people. She loved well and was well loved and we will truly miss her. To me, though she gave the best gift any man ever got, our 3 daughters who became the lights in our lives. Also, she let me be me and for that I am forever grateful.
Florence was predeceased by her parents, her daughter Janice, sisters Marilyn and Theresa, and brothers Gerard, Bill and Chuck. She is survived by her husband Kevin, daughters Kelly (Ben) and Andrea (Jordan), sisters Charmayne, Eileen, and Rosemary (Nick) and, brothers Michael, Joe, Art (Anne), Frank, and Ernie (Liz) and all of the accompanying nieces and nephews. (I bet you figured out that she was from a Catholic family). She will also be missed by her many friends and members of the Peach family who adored her, especially my brothers David (Donna) and Gary (Arlene) and their children.
Florence was a soft spoken lady who was a better listener than a talker and as such, made others feel at home and comfortable knowing that they mattered to her. She had many friends in the neighbourhood and was surrounded by love at home. I and our daughters would have done anything for her, the love we had for her was that great.
Funeral service will take place on Saturday February 6, 2021 at 10am in St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay. In lieu of flowers, she would love it if you left a donation in her memory to the Glace Bay Food Bank (her favourite charity) or to any charity you prefer. Due to COVID regulations we ask that you wait in your car until family is in the church and seated.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the people and organizations who were so helpful in her final days. Family doctor Melanie Adams, friend doctor Rose MacKay, ER and Palliative care staff at Cape Breton Regional Hospital were standouts. The New Waterford Home Care folks were great along with the VON and Palliative Care Society. A very special thanks to the wonderful friends and neighbours who were so kind to us when Florence was ill.
Online condolences can be sent to www.pattenfuneral.com