Florence passed away at St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at the age of 64 years. She is survived by her beloved son, Logan MacDougall; precious grandchildren, Kai and Zoё; eleven siblings, Richard, Floyd, Edith, Marie, Frank, John, Betty, Michael, Ron, Lorraine and Greg as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence will also be remembered by her nursing colleagues and the former RN students who passed through her classes. She was predeceased by her parents, Margaret (nee Benkendorf) and Lawrence Melchior and one sister, Millie Watson. The family would like to thank Dr. Cathy Horsman, RN Danette and HCA’s Jamie and Debbie from Home Care for many years of care and to many good neighbours and friends: Betty and Johnnie Dyck, Mary Jean Thompson, Susan Sexsmith and Deacon Terry Olson and his wife Theresa. Also, thank you to St. Joseph’s Home for their wonderful care and support. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MHC RN program, the Arthritis Society, The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing, or to St. Patrick’s Parish, Medicine Hat.
I was so very sad to read of Florence’s passing in the paper this morning. I had the good fortune to meet and work with Florence while working a 1 year maternity leave in the Health Services area at the MHC. Florence was kind, thoughtful and both a wonderful instructor who truly cared about her students and a wonderful work friend. While working with Florence I made her a small stained glass window hanging following a picture that she loved. She will be missed by many. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to meet and work with her. May you rest in peace Florence. 🙏💐🙏💐🙏💕
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Logan, Kai and Zoe at this time of loss and sadness. Thinking of you during this most difficult time.
My heartfelt condolences to all the family and friends of Florence. It was an honour to have had her as an Nursing instructor. Her passion for nursing will be fondly remembered by many, for years to come. Rest In Peace. 🙏🏼💐
To the family of Florence
I had the privilege of getting to know Florence at the college where we both worked. She was so down to earth and so smart at the same time. She always looked for the deeper truth. She also liked to have fun and laugh and joke around. She loved going to the Fall Faculty Social every year and dancing the night away. She worked so hard at the profession of nursing both with studying and helping students. She truly was a beautiful person.