in memory of florence wallace
Florence J. Wallace
August 15, 1932 - March 05, 2022
Florence Jean Wallace (nee Smith) passed away peacefully on March 5, 2022, at the age of 89, after a short illness.
She was born on August 15, 1932, in Monaghan, Ireland; immigrated to Canada in 1958; and met Alec, her husband of almost 60 years, in Edmonton, AB. They started their family in Calgary and subsequently moved to Montreal before settling in North Vancouver in 1975.
Florence worked as a registered nurse in various capacities, with time off to raise her family before returning to a nursing role at Davies Pharmacy until her retirement. She continued her caring role in a volunteer capacity with the palliative care program and chemo clinic at Lions Gate Hospital. When not volunteering, she could be found walking the West Vancouver seawall or sharing her green thumb by creating lovely planters and flower beds.
One of the greatest joys in Florence's life was the last 16 years as "Nana" to her six grandchildren. They brought out the best in her, and she was always seen with a playful smile, demonstrating her loving and nurturing ways.
She will be dearly missed and is survived by her husband Alec; children Kevin (Kim), Jillian (Brad) and Janet (Lance); grandchildren Maxwell, Olivia, Kyra, Connor, Lucy and Sophia; siblings Olive, Audrey and Helen in Ireland; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation.