SMITH: Florence “Nell” of Cedar Springs

Florence Ellen Smith (Nell) of Cedar Springs passed away on Thursday May 24, 2012 at the age of 97 years.  Born in England, daughter of the late Gertrude & John Heathcote, Nell is the last surviving member of her family having been predeceased by her sisters Win, Nance and Kit and by her brothers John, Bill, Fred and Joe.  Nell moved from England to Canada in 1948 and then back to England in 1961.  But then in 1967 she made Canada her home, living for a time in Highgate before settling in Cedar Springs.  Nell was predeceased by her husband George Smith in 1984.  She will be missed greatly by her sons Allen & Donna Smith of Shrewsbury and Rod & Alice Smith of Cedar Springs, by her grandchildren Robin & Susan Smith, Rod Smith, Laurel Echlin, Holly Clements and Christopher & Lynda Smith, by a number of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  Friends and family are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Sunday May 27th from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. to show their support to Nell’s family.  A Funeral Service for Nell will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday May 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ed Nicol officiating.  Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.  Friends wishing to remember Nell with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Diabetes Association, the Alzheimer’s Society or the Arthritis Society.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

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