Florence (Flo) Evonne ARNESON

 

Floreen Arneson was born on a farm at Moreland, Saskatchewan on June 10, 1930.  She took her primary schooling at Red Rose School, and her High School at Milestone, then on to nursing school, graduating as a Registered Nurse from the Regina General Hospital.

 

She attended the Full Gospel Bible School where she met her future husband Jim Arneson.  They worked together in pastoral ministry at several locations: Yorkton and Kincaid Saskatchewan, Veteran Alberta, North Battleford, Swift Current Saskatchewan, and Sedalia Alberta.

 

Flo faced many health problems, with the first being cancer at the age of 34.

While she was recovering from that surgery, she claimed the Scripture of Psalm 118:17, "I shall not die but live". It really has been a miracle that she lived and died just one month short of her 90th birthday.

 

She was predeceased by her husband, Jim, parents, Wilmer & Myrtle Wilson, her older sister Lorena Ardelan, and two brothers Vern and recently Don Wilson.  Also two sisters-in-law Marg Wilson and Alice Wilson and brother-in-law, Sam Ardelan.  She leaves a close sister Eunice Wilson, one brother Bob Wilson, a sister-in-law Darlene Wilson, numerous nephews and nieces, and many friends.

 

She will be greatly missed by her sister Eunice and brother Bob, sister-in-law Darlene,  but we rest in the confidence that she is at real peace and no more pain.  We sorrow but as others that have no hope.

 

She passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

 

       God saw you getting tired,

      The cure was not to be.

So He closed His arms around you

 And whispered “Come with Me”

   You suffered much in silence

      Your spirit did not bend

You faced your pain with courage

         Until the very end.

You tried so hard to stay with us

    Your fight was all in vain.

God took you to His loving home

     And freed you from all pain.

       Never does a day go by

    That we don’t think of you

A lump forms deep within our chests

        And tears begin to flow.

So many times we’ve needed you

     To talk, to share, to laugh

If love could have saved you

 You never would have died.