February 17, 1929 – June 25, 2023
In loving memory ~
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Florence Alberta Danshin (nee Hall) of Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday, June 25th, 2023, at 94 years of age. Flo is survived by her children Kathleen (Gary) Danshin of Williams Lake, B.C., and Maureen “Moe” Danshin of Kamloops, B.C., as well as grandchildren Paul (Teri) Denis, Kim (Dan) Ford, Kyle (Faren) Corbin, and Tyler (Amanda) Corbin, as well as great-grandchildren Nicholas, Leah, Harrison, Eric, Casey, Tyson, Cameron, Emma & Chloe. Also left to cherish Flo’s memory are many nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends.
Flo was predeceased by her loving husband, Nick Danshin, in June 2018, brothers Jack and Allan Hall, and sons-in-law Jacques Leschamps and Wayne Corbin.
Flo Danshin, the Queen of Berwick, has exited the building. Flo was born in Vancouver, B.C., on February 17th, 1929. She was raised in Vancouver and Richmond. In November of 1948, she married Nick Danshin, who was the love of her life for 70 years. Nick moved his new bride to Ocean Falls, B.C., for what was to be 2 years. While in Ocean Falls, Flo lived a very active social and working life. She worked as a telephone operator, then for Hudson’s Bay Co. and finally owned the Pool Hall and Flower Shoppe. “Mrs. Danshin” ran a firm, but fair, and disciplined operation, using a paddle on unruly teenagers. 40 years later, Flo and Nick moved to what was to be their retirement home in Bella Coola, B.C.
Flo’s time in Bella Coola was spent volunteering on the hospital board and enjoying a full social life again. After 7 years, Nick wanted change and they moved to Pritchard where they were active with gardening and Flo canning all the fruit on their property. They were only there a short time, as living next to the Trans Canada Highway and dealing with heavy traffic, was not their idea of retirement. So, they moved to Rose Lake in the summer of 1996 and spent a wonderful 22 years there. Flo made many close friends in the small community and opened their home to everyone.
With heavy hearts, because of failing health, in 2018 they moved to assisted living at Berwick in Kamloops. Although Flo had a bit of a difficult time adjusting to her new situation, she quickly embraced her new lifestyle by making new friends and participating in all the activities Berwick offered. She was so well loved because of her friendly, caring way, and her delight in showing off all her fashion flare accentuated by all her jewelry, that she was named Queen of Berwick.
The Lord took Flo peacefully in her sleep, as was her wish.
Special thanks to all the paramedics, first responders, home nurses and care aids, hospital staff in ER and 5th floor, and all the wonderful staff, and her friends, at Berwick.
A celebration of Flo’s life will be held Wednesday, July 12th, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Desert Gardens – 540 Seymour Street, Kamloops, B.C. In lieu of cards, gifts, or flowers, please consider a donation in Flo’s memory to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation.
Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.cypressfuneral.ca
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