Florence McNICOL

Florence McNICOL

MCNICOL – Florence Grace, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at Mission Memorial Hospital, at the age of 95. She was happily married to her beloved Cecil Gerard McNicol on December 24, 1940, until his death on November 3, 2001. Florence was born in The Pas, Manitoba to Robert Robison and Mary Margaret Sinclair (b. McAuley; Johnston). She is survived by her sister Marion Cross Tremeer (Sinclair), half brother Robert Cecil Johnston and sister-in-law Catherine Vickery- Johnston. She was predeceased by her daughter Annabelle Grace McKie (McNicol), brother Robert Robison Sinclair, step-brothers Arnold Ross Johnston, Thorbin (Thorby) Johnston, John Garfield Johnston, and Claude Gerald Johnston, and stepsisters Colleen Perry (Johnston) and Muriel Campbell. Her father passed away when she was nine, creating a lot of hardship for the family. Her mother remarried and she was blessed with a large extended family that she cherished. In 1940, she married Cecil and followed him to B.C. when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army and was stationed in Chilliwack. She returned to northern Manitoba when he went overseas and several years later the family moved to Winnipeg. Both Cecil and Florence fell in love with B.C. and followed their daughter Anne to Vancouver when she fell ill. Initially settling in North Delta, Cecil and Florence relocated to Armstrong but returned to Chilliwack and then Langley before Cecil’s death. She remained in Langley for several years, until her declining health forced her to move to a retirement home in Mission, where she spent her last years. Florence is survived by Annabelle’s family, grandchildren (Darrell (Gail) McKie and David Robert (Tannice) McKie, and great grandchildren Kayla & David McKie and Dawson & Camryn McKie; her daughter Vada McNicol, grandchildren Jamie (Jane) Penner, Christene (Darryl) Saam, Marnie (Wayne) McGhie, Shaun Penner and great grandchildren Amanda, Katie & Darryl Jr. Saam, Sarah Penner & Nicole (Brett) Schaefer, William & Emily McGhie; her sons, Frank (Ginette), Ted (Cheryl) and Rob (Nancy), and grandchildren Leigh McNicol (Ryan Dafoe), Mitchell McNicol, Kerri McNicol and great grandchildren Samara & Layton Dafoe. We would like to especially thank Nancy McNicol (Balducci) who devoted the last 5 months advocating / caring for Florence during her deteriorating health. Florence was always known for her caring and gentle nature – she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, British Columbia & Yukon.


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