Florence King (December 7, 1926 - March 27, 2023)
Florence King, a beloved resident of Tofield, Edmonton, and Carstairs, Alberta, passed away on March 27, 2023, at the age of 96. She was born on December 7, 1926, to Valentine and Lydia Roth. Florence married the love of her life, Leonard King, on June 25, 1947.
Florence's life was marked by a deep love for living. Despite being pulled out of school in grade 11 to teach in a one-room schoolhouse in Dodds, Florence remained a lifelong learner, keeping up with current events, sports, and her wide circle of friends and family. Her many hobbies included painting, through which she touched the lives of numerous people with her artistic talent.
Florence's hospitality was another way that she brightened the lives of others. Travelers, students, and residents of the various communities in which she and Leonard lived were all received with warmth and love. Florence had a gift for conversation and was able to connect with anyone she met, reflecting her strong faith and love for her Lord.
Despite facing her share of hardships and challenges, Florence remained a strong woman who never lost her positive outlook on life. Though she never complained, she did worry, showing how much she cared for those closest to her.
Florence is survived by her daughter Twila Schlabach (Greg Schlabach and children MacKenzie, Liam, Jack), (Janelle and Joel Bresciani and children Brady, Hailey, Isabelle), daughter Linda and Kent Stucky (Michala and Brian Roberts and children Kaylin, Baylie, Nevaeh, Trinity, Brycen, and great-great-grandchildren Adelina and Ariella), (Jacob and Becca Stucky and children Reese and Zack), and daughter Joyce King and Richard Taylor (favorite grand-dog Ruby). She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard King, son-in-law Larry Schlabach, and all of her siblings, as well as her siblings-in-law and in-laws.
Florence will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00a.m., Monday, April 3, 2023 at Salem Mennonite Church south of Tofield.
Memorial donations may be made to The Mennonite Central Committee.
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