Peacefully at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Sunday, November 24, 2013, Florence McPhail passed away at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Murdock. Loving mother of Cheryl (Allen) Ladner, Frances Archer, Christine (Sandro) Cata, Glenn McPhail, and Lorie-Ann (Joseph) Donais. Cherished grandmother of Christopher (Cristin), Ryan, Stacey (Kevin), Alison (Mike), Nicholas, Melissa (Tyler), Shannon, Aurianna, Farrah, Michelle (Etienne), Mark, and Scott. Treasured great-grandmother of William, Sean, Kaitlyn, Sara and Taylor. Dear sister of Marcel (Dolly) Beland, Georgette Monk, and Gerry (Mary) Beland, and sister-in-law of Eldon, Donald, Jean, Florence, and Shirley. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her mother Agnes Beland, grandson Steven Ladner, brothers-in-law Roderick and Jack, and sisters-in-law Bernie and Audrey. Florence was a retired teacher of the Roman Catholic School Board. She was a seamstress in her spare time and loved sewing and knitting. Florence was a devoted caregiver to her family. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at St. Benedicts Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to VON or Bluewater Health – Palliative Care (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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