Passed away after a brief illness at Leamington District Memorial Hospital on February 27, 2014 in her 95th year. Formerly of Ruthven (Gosfield South Township and Kingsville.) Florine is survived by 2 sisters-in-law Donna Merritt and Patricia Merritt, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her parents James Herbert Merritt (1951) and Ellen (Buchner) Merritt (1960); her 7 siblings Wilbert (Wig) Merritt (2000), Ferne Stephens (1992), Gerald (Bill) Merritt (1980), Kenneth Merritt (2003), Muriel Boggs (2011), James (Max) Merritt (2012), Bruce Merritt (1997); 3 nieces Lorie Harris (1989), Marion and Mary Boggs (1952); 3 nephews Tommy Merritt (1952), Dennis Merritt (1974) and Kevin Slingerland (1996).  Florine was a member of Cottam United Church; Cottam U.C.W.; The Kingsville-Gosfield South Heritage Society; The Kingsville Women’s Institute; Ruthven Rebekah Lodge #178 and was also a United Empire Loyalist.  Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S., Kingsville, on Sunday March 2, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Service from the funeral home on Monday March 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville.  Rev. Ken Gilliland and Rev. John Van Omme officiating.  If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hospice of Windsor-Essex.  Condolences may be left at


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