Posted: February 10th, 2015

1922 ~ 2015
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Flora Paulence on February 6, 2015 at the age of 92 in Lethbridge, Alberta, after a lengthy illness at Good Samaritans Park Meadows. Flora was the beloved wife of the late Bill Paulence. Flora was born on May 25, 1922 in Regina, Saskatchewan, where she also attended school. Flora married Bill in 1940 in Regina and then moved to Bill’s family farm in Willington, Alberta. Together they left the family farm and moved to Edmonton. Following their time in Edmonton, Flora moved to the Barnwell area after the purchase of their own farm. In 1955, Flora and Bill moved to Lethbridge and she worked as a seamstress at local businesses until her retirement. Flora kept active during her retirement as a seamstress, from her home. Friends and family will fondly remember spending time in Flora’s sewing room, getting fitted, measured and sometimes poked by pins, as she carefully measured pant hems, dresses and anything else she could make with her many yards of fabric. In addition to her amazing talent as a seamstress, Flora was also an excellent chef, baker and crafter. Flora was a quiet, sweet lady with a selfless and giving way. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. Flora and Bill also loved to travel and had many adventures, including trips to Alaska, California, Nevada and Romania. Flora is survived by her daughter Yvonne (Murray) Mills & their children Michelle (Bill) Mills Daenan, Cathy (Marty) King & great-grandson Vance, and Scott Mills & great-grandson Cole; her son Ron (Helen) Paulence and their children Troy (Tammy) Paulence & great-granddaughters Tory & MacKenzie, Todd Paulence & great-grandchildren Mary and Eric Wauters, & Rhonda (Rick) Aos & great-grandchildren Zac & Allie; her sister Rose Rohovie & daughter Dianne Hansen; sisters-in-law Eleanor (George) Biholar, Kay (John) Biholar; as well as nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Bill; brothers George and John Biholar; sister Helen. The family would like to send a very special thank you to all of the wonderful staff from Cottage 6 at Park Meadows Good Samaritans, where our Mother has been cared for since 2008. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Terry Shillington, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society — Lethbridge Chapter, #402-740 4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9. Send condolences at

One Condolence for “PAULENCE Flora”

  1. Wanda Zubach says:

    Dear Yvonne and Family

    My sincerest condolonces on your mother’s passing, Yvonne. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Leave a Condolence