Posted: November 6th, 2013

1924 ~ 2013
Florence “Flo” Jessie McDonald (nee Forsyth), beloved wife of the late Mr. Edward McDonald, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the age of 89 years.
Flo was born April 6, 1924 in Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan. She grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, where she met and married Edward James McDonald on December 1, 1942. Flo worked at the Lethbridge Municipal/Regional Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 1987. Flo enjoyed Bingo, cards, fishing, and especially going to Jack Pot, Nevada with her husband and best friend Lydia.
She is survived by her daughter Gloria (Brian) Gouthreau. Her grandchildren Ryan Murkin, Stacey (Glenn) Murkin, Colleen Murkin, Ed (Jennifer) Russell, Trevor Russell, Sean (Karen) Gouthreau, Sandra (Dave) Hollihan; great-grandchildren Michael, Trevor, Stephan Murkin, Joel Cross, Kurtis, Allison Russell, Courtney Gillis, Halle Gouthreau, Tyler Ford, Michael Head; sister-in-law Edna McDonald, and brother-in-law Jack (Lorraine) McDonald.
Besides her loving husband Ed in 2001, Flo is predeceased by her infant son James in 1947, son Larry in 1968; mother Helen Forsyth; sisters Chris Rogers, Annabell Parisian, Bessie McLauchin, Maggie Robillard and Dorothy Forsyth; brothers-in-law Fred, Tom, Ronald and Robert McDonald; and sisters-in-law Pearl Hynnie and Alice Woolsey.
Thank you to Dr. Ryan Derman for his care over these past years, the E.R. doctors and staff, Floor 4A nurses, Dr. Sala and a special thank you to the St. Theresa Villa, 2nd Floor Dementia Staff.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, November 8, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Memory of Flo’s beloved ‘Poyeye’ to the Lethbridge Humane Society, Box 783, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Z6 or the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.
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