Florence Dirkje Henrietta Peterson

Florence passed away on January 8th, 2016 with her children at her side.

Florence was born April 14, 1919 in Vancouver BC, where she lived until her parents and siblings traveled north to North Alexandria in February 10, 1933. It was a very cold winters’ day when the young thirteen year old arrived in her city dress. The family rode across the frozen Fraser River by horse and cutter, to her future home in Narcosli Creek. She married Andy Peterson December 13, 1941 and they together raised five children, and her younger brother Jim, as well as other children that had been brought into their home.

As a homemaker she baked many loaves of bread on the old wood stove until the arrival of electric power in the mid 1960’s. She also baked thousands of batches of cookies, which were well known by all the neighborhood children, and could also bake a wonderful apple pie and delicious butter tarts.

Flo and Andy sold the farm in the 1970’s, and moved into the West side of Quesnel, and then to her home at Red Bluff. She enjoyed many years of gardening, crocheting, knitting slippers and making cookies for all the visiting children.

Flo was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years Andrew Peterson; her mother Hendrikje Jansen; her father John Miller; her sisters Gwen Felker, Helen Miller and brother Jim Peterson.

Florence is survived by her children Kathie, Elaine, Chris, Art and Lyn; Eight Grandchildren; Eleven Great Grandson’s; One Great Granddaughter; One Great Great Grand Son and many Step Grandchildren; three Sisters in-law Madeline Peterson, Annette Maulding and Doreen Baloga. She also leaves behind several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Flo was laid to rest at the Quesnel and District Cemetery, on January 13, 2016, beside her loving husband Andy.

Good Bye Mum, You have left your Home by the Fraser,

but you will remain

Forever in our hearts.

For those wishing to Honor Flo’s memory by way of donation may do so to the Variety Club Children’s Charity