Mom passed away June 16, 2016 at her favourite time of day, as the morning broke and lit up her room. During her last days, she was surrounded by her children and son-in-law Norm and visited by grandchildren, in person and on the phone. Her weak voice found strength and her face lit up with each visit or phone call. Her time finally came.
Mom married Chuck (Charles Richard Rankin) and raised three children (Linda, Marian, Tom). She was Grandma to nine more. Linda and Norm gave her Chris (Ezgi), Steven (Jeri), and Janna (Jeff). Marian and Alex added Kyle (Jacqui), Lindsay (Jeff) and Colin. Tom and Teresa finished with Ian, Eric and Ben. Mom was Great-grandma to seven. Chris and Ezgi added Olivia and Ayla; Steven and Jeri brought Kalen and Maiya; Janna and Jeff have Juliette and Amelie, and Lindsay and Jeff added Aiden.
Mom’s ashes will be scattered in Grande Prairie, Alta. with her father and sisters, and Moraine Lake, Alta. to be with Chuck and other members of the Rankin family. Our family will celebrate her life as she lived it. We feel so good about her final weeks, knowing she could feel the love and devotion to her and to one another.
No service at Mom’s request. A gathering in her memory will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed through Mom’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com.Donations to Canada’s History Society was her wish. We are grateful to Dr. Adriaan Heunis for his deep compassion and understanding throughout Mom’s time in Salmon Arm. We also thank the staff at Piccadilly Care Center for going above and beyond for all of us but especially for Mom.
Please remember that she loved you all dearly and that she left the way she lived, comfortable with her well-considered decision. We are left with her legacy of a life well-lived.
Online condolences may be sent through Flora’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com