Florence (Flo) Busby, 87, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., formerly of Green Manor here, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004 at her residence with extended family at her bedside.
She was born Aug. 30, 1916 in Nuneaton, England to the late Arthur and Annie Goodman. Flo’s family moved to Canada in 1924 and settled in Birch Hill, Sask.
During the 1930s, Flo moved to Fort Frances, where she has resided since. On Nov. 29, 1940, she was united in marriage to Leslie Busby.
Flo was a longtime member of St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances, and had served within the parish in many ways over the years. She also worked for several retail businesses in Fort Frances, including Betty’s and Murray’s Music and Gift Store, where she worked until her retirement in 1976.
Flo was very well-known and loved in the community, and she will be missed dearly by her family, extended family, and friends.
Flo is survived by one daughter, Kathleen Busby of Edmonton, Alta.; three grandchildren, Regan and husband, Nick Calfa, of Prince George, B.C., Keith Busby of Edmonton, Alta., and Norah Busby of Fort McMurray, Alta.; and three great-grandchildren, Sarah, Kyle, and Dallas.
Also surviving are one niece, Lois Ann Eggert of Guelph, Ont.; sister-in-law, Hazel Truax; and friends, Barbara and Bruce Murray and their families.
Since she had no immediate family in the community, she treasured her friends and her church family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leslie (Les) Busby on June 18, 1978; and one sister, Winnifred More.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances, with Fr. Wayne McIntosh officiating.
Interment will take place in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances at a later date.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to St.
John’s Anglican Church Memorial Fund, 360 Church St., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 1E1, Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3T2, or the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.