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LEASK, Florence Muriel

June 20, 1927 – Golden Prairie, Saskatchewan
April 14, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Florence Muriel Leask (nee Coakes) of Calgary, AB passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Daughter to Florence and Herbert, she was born near Golden Prairie, SK on June 20, 1927. She was one of 11 brothers and sisters in the Coakes family. Florence worked hard growing up on the farm in Saskatchewan and later moved to Turner Valley where she raised her family. She then moved to Calgary with her husband John where she was involved with the Royal Canadian Legion, the United Church and spent much of her time visiting with friends and family.

Florence had an incredibly sharp mind, especially when it came to dates and figures. She loved spoiling her grandkids and always had candy on hand. At her 90th birthday party, the room was full of love for her from friends and family from across the prairies, and she took special joy in this gathering. Though she was troubled with many health problems later in her life, she displayed a strength that few could match until the end. The family is especially grateful to the staff at South Calgary Health Campus who treated her with much dignity and offered incredible support and kindness.

Florence is survived by her remaining children Helen (Steve), and Jim (Laurie); as well as her grandchildren Tammy, Angie, Jennifer, Amanda, Andrea and Grady; and the many great and great-great grandchildren she loved to spend time with. She is also survived by her sister Rosie, who she had a long and loving friendship with over the years.

She was predeceased by her husband John (1999) and daughter Lynn (2008).

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2:30p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Florence Leask, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Brenda Goodhope

    Helen, Jim and families,
    I was very sorry to hear that your Mother had passed away. Sending my deepest condolences to your family.

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  2. Linda Reichert

    Florence was my dear friend. We chatted and usually went out or visited on a weekly basis. She always amazed me with her remembrance of birthdays and special events. She was generous and very feisty. We enjoyed so many treasured times together. She truly will be missed. She is at peace now in heaven.

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  3. Florence was an amazing Lady and I was honoured to call her my friend. She always remembered every special occasion and had gifts and cards always on hand. When her precious friend Dianne went to visit, I was always invited to join them for a coffee and a chat which was lovely. My sincere condolences to her Family. Rest in peace dearest Friend❤️God Bless. Donna ,Bruce and Family

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  4. Very sorry to hear of this…Florence was always very kind and thoughtful…We will miss you Florence, but you will always be in our hearts…
    Sending love and prayers to Florence’s family x

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  5. Lori, Jim and family am so sorry for your loss. Florence was a special friend indeed. We shared so much laughter and chats together. I remember especially her sense of humour and wit even with health problems. Rest in Peace dear friend you will always be in my heart forever. All our love Pat, Derek, Nicky and family

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  6. Florence was a good friend, we had nice
    Chats before going to bed and during the
    Day, I’m so sorry to all of you
    I already miss her , it be lonely here without
    Seeing smile face

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  7. So sorry to hear of Auntie Florence’s passing.
    Will always remember her infectious smile.
    Our hearts and prayers go out to you.
    Eleanor & Keith Young
    Allison & Chris Gibson
    Dana & Tansy Young

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  8. I’m very grateful to have known grandma Florence. Though the one year was short, it was sweet and special to me. She was beautiful, kind, generous, wise and fun. The memories of all the joy and inspirations will stay with me forever. I will miss playing cribbage with you, Florence (I find it amazing how you beat me every time and skunked me a few times, we had fun!)
    God bless. Ying

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