Florence Edwards

November 12, 1923 to October 9, 2017


It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Florence Elsie Edwards, RN, at the age of 93, on October 9, 2017.  Born in Canso, NS, Florence had an extensive nursing career in Halifax where she met her husband of 64 years.  She continued nursing at the Sanitarium in Corner Brook, NL, where they married and raised their family.  She was an active member of the Playmakers, both on stage and off, as costumer designer, actress and singer.  She loved to play the piano accordion at their parties and hands down won most Halloween costume awards.  Her acting continued with the St. John’s Players for the many years after moving to the capital city.  She accomplished many milestones in addition to raising a family.  In her 50’s she returned to school and studied as a Medical Dictatypist and worked at the Health Sciences Complex and later at private physician’s clinics.  Always passionate with writing and poetry, she wrote a poem for every occasion.  She returned to school to pursue literary writing in her 70’s.  She belonged to several literary groups and her poetry and writing flourished.  In her 80’s she embarked on the journey of writing her first novel,  though completed before her failing health, never published.  She leaves to mourn her husband Brian; son David (Tina Dean); daughter Judi (Patrick Dobbin).  We especially thank home caregivers Nelsa Marshall and Paula Sheldon for their loving and tender attention to her needs and wellbeing.  We kindly request no visitation or flowers.  Her last request: “Bury your sorrow in doing good deeds, Miss me…but let me go…..”  We applaud the life of a remarkable woman, wife and mother.  Funeral service to be held at St. Augustine’s Anglican Parish, Westerland Road, on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.   Resting place the Field of Honor, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, James Lane, St. Johns.



11:00am, Thursday October 12th

St. Agustine's Anglican Church


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Dear Brian, Dave and Judi
We were deeply saddened to learn of Flo’s passing when we returned home just the other day.
We did not meet Flo until late in her life when we moved into the cove but consider ourselves privileged to have done so. Through life one does not meet many people who make such an immediate and lasting impression. We will remember with fondness the long evenings on the porch of your cabin or around the fire on the beach being gently inducted into the pleasures of life in the cove.
We will always remember her vivacity, her sense of fun and the lively conversations that we shared with her and Brian. We will also always remember how she enriched our lives by sharing herself with us.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time

Dear Brian and family,

I am so saddened by Florence’s passing, but have been very blessed by her presence in my life. After meeting her several years ago at a poetry reading, I had the pleasure of taking a writing course with her, out of which grew our wonderful little writing group. She was a talented writer, blessed with a poet’s ear and gifted, deft description. We shared many happy times together, and she will be very missed. She was truly a beautiful, special soul.

My sincerest condolences to you all.

To Brian and family, so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Florence from our Holy Wednesday writing group. I always looked forward to hearing her read the latest developments in the continuing saga of “Outside Looking In.” I do hope it gets published. I also enjoyed the meetings we had in the sunroom and at Christmas when Flo had the house – and herself decked out in full cheer for the season, always with lots of treats to eat and drink.
I will miss her.

Dave……..we were saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a beautiful looking lady and now she is gone for her eternal rest. I am sure that you and your remaining family members will miss her but remember her last request words..”Miss me…but let me go …

Jim and Beulah

Brian and family, Louise and I send our condolences. We have fond memories of her during the many years she shared the fun and frolic of our social activities with The Singing Legionnaires. Her legacy in the art ill live on in the memories of those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Brian and family,
Florence was the heart of our group of writers, loved by us all. We were buoyed by her encouragement and affection. Brian, I particularly enjoyed both your and Florence’s hospitality every time we met in your home and mourn along with you the loss of a very special woman.

Judy, Dave and Mr. Edwards
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Our “little cove” has lost a magnificent person.
God Bless

To Mr. Edwards, Judy & David –
So sorry to read of your wife/mom’s death notice in The Western Star this morning. I was passing by Boom Siding a few days ago and the thought of her presence put a very wide smile on my face. I told my friends, with whom I am visiting about this magnificent woman whom I’ve always had great regard for. She couldn’t do enough for her family and friends. I will be thinking of you Thursday at the celebration of her life. Offering prayers for your loss.

Dave and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at you time of loss.
We will miss your mom’s wit and her special treats at the cabin beach fires…. A Great Lady
George and Mary

Dear Brian and Family, our deepest heartfelt condolences to your family. Our family shares the fondest memories as children expecting Mr. and Mrs. Edwards every Christmas eve and on many other occasions but Christmas seemed so special. We grew up with Brian and Florence Edwards always present in our parents lives. They shared a special friendship and I will always carry those memories with me.
Sincerely, The Noble Family

Dave and family
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Look at all of her accomplishments such a wonderful lady.
God bless

Dearest Brian David and Judi
You are in my thoughts and prayers in hearing the news of Florence’s passing.
She will never be forgotten, there are so many treasured memories.that brings a smile to my face.
A beautiful lady who we all learned lessons from in her presence ❤️
Take care of each other
Helen Nugent

With great sadness I heard of the passing of a beautiful woman. You will be missed love Betty Adams