To view the online service from the Carnell Memorial Chapel for the late Florence Tilley on Monday, August 24th at 2:00 p.m. please click on the link below:
Florence Lench Tilley (King), passed away on August 21, 2020 at the Health Sciences Centre, at the age of 98.
She was predeceased by her parents, Bernard and Lydia May King of Bauline, and her brother and three sisters, Leslie, Olive, Gwen and Mabel. Also predeceased by her loving and cherished husband Edwin, after 55 years of marriage.
She is survived by her sons Glenn (Gertrude) and Gerry (Anne), granddaughters Michelle (Doug) and Allison (Jason), four great-grandsons, Jack, Josh, Jared and Ben, as well as a number of nieces, nephews and friends, including the staff and residents of Ruby Manor Retirement Home in St. John’s where she lived for six years.
Florence trained as a teacher and taught in small Newfoundland communities. In later years, she worked at Birk’s & Sons, and thoroughly enjoyed meeting the public. She could play the organ by ear and loved to play gospel hymns, which were a large part of her faith and sustained her throughout her lifetime. A kind and gentle soul, she loved simple pleasures – berry picking, her garden, winter “boil-ups” in the woods, looking after her home, including whipping up a pie or cookies in a few minutes.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no visitation and a private funeral service will be held.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to The Hospital Health Care Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice.