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.
St. Agustine's Anglican Church