Florence Catherine Kennedy (Little) passed away October 22, 2015 at her home in The Odd Fellow & Rebekah Home in Barrie.
Florence was born to Florence and Arthur Little on March 15, 1919 in Innisfil Township (now Harvie Road in Barrie, ON). She is survived by her husband of 72 years R. Wallace Kennedy, sister Edith Jacklin (Little), sister-in-law Marjorie Little (Wiley), daughter Linda, (husband Gordon Forster); daughter Karen; (husband Jack Carson); son Peter; (wife Elaine Kennedy); son Terrance; daughter Kathleen Kennedy (husband Ross Beatty).
Florence is also survived by grandchildren Tianna Poster (Tom), William Todd, Dwayne Todd, Robin Carson, John Carson, Elizabeth Carson, Rebecca Kennedy, Brittany Kennedy, Carlie Kennedy, Raymond Kennedy, Jennifer Beatty, and Nielsen Beatty. She is also survived by step grandchildren Bradley Forster (Paul Cramp); Donna Orser (Wayne Orser); Lorraine Forster; and Joan Quon (Gary Quon). She is also survived by great grandchildren Atia Poster, Elora Carson, Everett Carson, and surviving step grandchildren – Tracey and Eric Orser, Justin, Christopher and Ashley Hiltz, Amanda Marquis, and Danielle and Emily Quon. She is also survived by a great great grandson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Florence was preceded in death by her brother William Little, and sisters Dorothy Slack (Norman), Grace Marrow (Jack), and Mildred Allen (Glen) and brother –in-law Walter Jacklin.
Florence and Wally were married at Trinity Anglican Church in Barrie in 1943. They lived on Blake Street and raised 5 children.
From Barrie, in 1962, Wally was transferred to Kitchener with a new position for the C.N.I.B. and here they lived for 2 years.
From Kitchener the C.N.I.B. transferred Wally and family to Sudbury, London, and Thornhill. At the end of Wally’s career they retired to Barrie in 1981.
Florence was always a pillar of strength for the family that she loved. Wally taught her to drive a car before they married, knowing that he was losing his sight. She was the family chauffeur and made holiday trips to Victoria, B.C., Florida, and other parts of the U.S.A. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting, needlework, gardening, and paired with Wally to play many games of bridge and bid euchre.
There will be a private family service.
Many thanks to all the caring staff at Allandale Village in The Odd Fellows & Rebekah Home for their kind help and support.
Donations to the Odd Fellows & Rebekah Home Building fund would be appreciated by the family.
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