January 19, 1925 – Edmonton, Alberta
August 6, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta
Florence Longpre (nee Levasseur), of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the age of 97 years.
Florence was born in Edmonton, AB, on January 19, 1925. She moved to Calgary, AB, in 1988, upon Leo’s retirement, to be closer to her children and grandchildren after spending a year travelling throughout Canada and the USA. She married the love of her life, Leo, on December 26, 1945, in Edmonton and they were happily married 68 years. Florence was a devoted wife and mother, and a loving and caring grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an exceptional home maker and cherished the time she spent with family and friends. She will be fondly remembered for her many family gatherings and bridge luncheons served up with lots of love and her favourite dishes.
She was a woman of many interests and passions. Florence was an accomplished duplicate bridge player and over the course of her lifetime earned many masterpoints achieving a high-level master status. She also played bridge with several clubs that she helped create, including the Amigos in Calgary. Florence was a fine craftswoman in all the womanly arts, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and embroidery. She was a dedicated volunteer, active in the CWL and other organizations. She loved to travel and toured Europe, Middle East, Turkey, and South America. She enjoyed many winters and sunny days in California and Arizona.
Florence will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Denise (Chris), and son Roger; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Justine (Jeremy), and Claire (Corey); three great-grandchildren, Jonah, Charlie, and Eli. Florence is also survived by her brother, Gerry (Helga); two sisters, Marion, and Jeannette; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Florence was predeceased by her loving husband of 68 years, Leo, daughter, Rachelle; sisters, Isabelle, and Gertrude; and her parents, Joseph, and Evelyne.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church (711 37 Street NW, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church (711 37 Street NW, Calgary, AB), on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Bowview Manor for their care and compassion for Florence in the last years of her life.
In living memory of Florence Longpre, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.
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