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Frank H. Tingley #5 mourns the passing of Sister Florine (Flossie) Reid

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Sister Florine (Flossie) Gertrude Reid, (99), of Moncton, New Brunswick, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13th, with family by her side. Florine was born on October 26th, 1924, of the late Murray and Lalia Thompson in Oxford, Nova Scotia. She was one of 8 children.
She was a resident of Moncton, since 1943 and graduated as a Nurse from the Moncton Hospital in 1946. Florine worked as a night nurse and was a devoted homemaker. She was passionately involved in Girl Guides, Trefoil Guild, senior activities with the Seniors Club and Eastern Star. Sister Florine became a member of Frank H. Tingley 1977 Feb 14. She would have been 100 years old this coming October.
Her volunteer work and commitment to others reflected a life of intention and joy. She was an incredible cook and loved to entertain family, friends and even strangers. She enjoyed playing cards, knitting, crafts and loved to travel. She had the most infectiously joyful and unmistakable laugh.
Sis. Flossie leaves to mourn: her sons Bill of Oakville, ON (Shirley MacNeill), David of Fredericton, NB (Barb Bonnell), and her daughter Paula of Moose Jaw, SK (Bill Green). Nine grandchildren; Amy (William Dorton), Adam (Chelsey Vink), Michael (Lisa Keough), Heather Geoff Galizia), Scott (Trever McWilson), Shauna (Alex Paterson), Jesse (Charmaine) Green, Tova (Elton Christie), and Attalee. And thirteen cherished great grandchildren, Alex, Emily, Jaida, Caleb, Aubrey Ella, Jake, Graham, Gavin, Henry, Remington, Navy, Catherine and Callie, along with many nieces and nephews and her younger sister Georgie Dole. She will be dearly missed by her good friend (David McPherson's) family.
In addition to her parents, she rejoins her beloved husband Raymond (1980), and youngest son Dana (2005); her sisters, Lola, Dorothy, Reta and brothers Claude, Gerald, and Lormier in eternal peace.
Florine will be remembered as a loyal and loving mother, grand/great grandmother, sister and friend. A fiercely independent woman, whose kindness and sense of humour and will be missed by all who knew her.
As per Flossie's request, an OES Memorial service was followed by a short Funeral service and a "long" reception was held on Feb. 17th at Fair Haven Funeral Home. Interment & further arrangements were entrusted to Fair Haven.