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Florence (Flo) Parker

November 12, 1933 - July 19, 2015


On Sunday July 19, 2015, Mrs. Florence Juliette (Flo) Parker of Oliver passed away peacefully at the McKinney Place at the age of 81 years.

She was predeceased by her husband Nelson; brothers Victor, Roderick, Francis, Dennis and Randal as well as sister Janet.

Flo will be fondly remembered by her loving family including sons Stephen (Louise) and Bradley; grandchildren Michael (Kaitlin), Crystal (Louise), Matthew and Amber; great-granddaughter Taylor as well as many extended family and friends.

Flo was born and raised on a farm in Quebec. She married Nelson at the age of eighteen on July 26, 1952.  They moved to North Vancouver in the mid fifties where they also built a summer cabin on Bowen Island. From North Vancouver, they moved to Kelowna, then to Osoyoos before finally settling in Oliver in 1982. They purchased Russell Industries and serviced furnaces and air conditioners in the area. They operated the business on the highway beside NAPA Auto Parts and lived in the rear. Florence did double duty as receptionist for dad`s business while operating her own alterations business in the front of the store. Flo was the `common sense` partner to the `dreamer` that Nelson was.

When Nelson retired, they had a house built and Flo had a `sewing room` added on and continued her business for a number of years even after Nelson passed away in 1997. She was a loving and protective mother and wife – a one man woman and we will miss her dearly.

Flo was an avid gardener who enjoyed getting her hands dirty.

Over the years Flo was a competitive five and ten pin bowler and she won many trophies.

Flo liked crosswords puzzles and board games (especially Scrabble). She enjoyed bus trips to Reno, travelling east to visit family and especially a cruise and trip to Disneyland for her 70th birthday. She was a devoted fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, B.C. Lions and Vancouver Canucks.

Flo spent many years with the Lioness Club and the CWL.

A funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Neil Lustado at 10:00 A.M. Thursday July 23rd at Christ the King Catholic Church. A reception will follow in the church lower hall.

Afterwards a graveside committal will be held at 4:00 P.M. in the Oliver  Cemetery.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.  



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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Blonk Family
Relation: Family Friend

Our condolences to Flo’s family. She altered many clothes for my late mother, Huberta Blonk, over the decades. Along with many Oliverites, we admired her sewing skills, creativity, positive, upbeat attitude, generosity of spirit, and cheerful laughter. She really was a special and valued member of the community. Wishing you a swift and sure flight to eternity, dear lady.

From: Christian and Jessica MacRae (and Family)
Relation: My Great Aunt

We found out about this just last night and do not have current contact information for the family some reason, heres hoping the family all sees this.

Aunt Flo was there for us when we needed her most, she was at my conversion to the Catholic Church when no one in my immediate family supported me. She was a rock and a great woman who loved all she met and the communities she served. A TRUE LOSS TO THE FAMILY!!!! I LOVE YOU AUNT FLO, SAY HI TO UNCLE NELSON FOR ME!!!

From: Larry Moniuk
Relation: Through Obituary

Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to all who are grieving at this time. It’s hard to know what to say at times like this, but please find comfort in what it says at John 5:28&29, and that for now, they are “sleeping.” Also be comforted by knowing that soon the earth will be a place where death, and the tears, pain, and sorrow will be a thing of the past as Revelation 21:4 promises, and our loved ones will return to a life on earth feeling young, healthy and happy again.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 23, 2015
Beginning at 10:00am

Christ the King Catholic Church
6044 Spartan Street
Oliver, BC Canada

A funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Neil Lustado at 10:00 A.M. Thursday July 23rd at Christ the King Catholic Church. A reception will follow in the church lower hall.
Afterwards a graveside committal will be held at 4:00 P.M. in the Oliver Cemetery.

6044 Spartan Street
Oliver, BC Canada

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