Florence Elizabeth Poole
Born In: St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada
Born: June 10th, 1928
Passed in: Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 9th, 2012
Florence Elizabeth Poole, aged 84, passed away peacefully an Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, with her husband at her side.
Born on June 10, 1928 in St. Stephen, N.B., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Percy and Helen (Harper) Fitzpatrick.
She graduated from Windsor Academy, Provincial Normal College in Truro and the United Church Training School in Toronto.
She taught Grade 1 at Windsor Elementary School from 1947-1951. She worked for the United Church in extension work from 1952-1954 in the Moncton Suburban Charge. She was an elder at Brunswick Street United Church and a life member of the United Church Women.
Her interests included playing the piano, crafts, baking, gardening, birdwatching and she always lit up when young children were around.
Family was very important to her and she was a loving and proud wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Gordon; son, David, Peterborough, Ont., and his children, Katie, Laura and Robert; son, Wendell, (Teresa), Toronto, Ont., and their children, Samantha and Jasmine; son, Kenneth (Heather), Calgary, Alta. and their children, Carson and Lena; daughter, Janice, Truro, and her children, Caitlin and Lucas; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Marjorie Waddington (Tom) and brothers, Ralph and Lloyd.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Eden Hall at Cedarstone for their loving care of Florence during the past three years and Dr. S. Singh for his care over many years following her stroke in February 1998.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro. A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced of the day and time.
Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Florence’s obituary online and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com