Ninety seven years ago Florence Bagg (Merriman) was born in Springside, Sask. The date was May 25, 1918.
As she kicked and screamed into her new world, she was unaware that her mother had died during the first minutes following her birth. Florence was raised by her grandparents but had a close relationship with her father who farmed several miles from town.
In 1938, following a lengthy battle with Tuberculosis of the spine, Florence came to BC where she married Art Bagg (1919-1995). They settled in Columbia Gardens and raised five children; Garry (Robyn) Bagg, Fay (Bohdan) Babiak, Adrian Bagg (deceased at 18 months), Susan Jacura, and Sandra (Phil) Terrault.
Florence was blessed with enjoying four generations of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends knew her to be generous with her time and her home. She had a tenacious and forgiving spirit.
On September 22, she passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.
A Celebration Tea will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm at the Genelle Hall. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca