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February 17, 1928 ~ August 10, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Our wise, strong, kind, funny, cool, inspiring, loving and beautiful Mom, Grandma, GG, Aunt, friend, community and Saskatchewan Builder - Florence Peterson, on August 10, 2023 went to be with the Lord and reunite with her husband Peter Peterson, family and friends. She was 95 years old and lived life to the fullest. Her parents, aunts and uncles at the turn of the 19th century fled prosperous farms in Odessa Ukraine, for the similar situations and brutality beloved Ukraine is facing today. They were welcomed whole heartedly and adopted by Macklin Saskatchewan. She is predeceased in 2016 by her husband Peter Peterson.
Left to mourn brother Edwin Ackerman (Bev) daughter Karen Itterman (Ray), grandchildren: Brent and Lianne (Mike), son Todd Peterson (Janice), grandchildren: Eric, Hilary (Ross), Elliott (Codie and great grandson Emmett) nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was a woman with: strong convictions, values, boldness, decorum, class, humanity, knowing what is good for the world and Mother Earth. Flo was a powerful supporter of public education, the first woman to be appointed to a Saskatchewan Crown Corporation Board (SaskTel) and we believe the first woman to chair a Saskatchewan Board of School Trustees. This combination of experience, leadership, diversity, inclusion and grit allowed her to put her mark on Saskatchewan’s youth, families, education, fiber optic innovation, rural sustainability, business, growth, women power, employment, agriculture, competitive advantage, sovereignty, Nation building, prosperity, quality of life and community!
She lived through the depression, WWII, number of pandemics, stayed current on the world affairs. She loved Biggar, her family, friends, garden and yard. Special thanks, admiration and gratitude to the staff at the Biggar Health Care Centre. The work you do is the highest of calling. It brought us to our knees!
Please join us for a celebration of her life on Monday, August 14 at 2:30pm in the basement of the Biggar United Church.
Please in her memory consider a donation to “Go with the Flo - Biggar Nursing Home Residents Activity Fund”
Cheques payable to Biggar and District Health Centre. Subject line Residents Activity Department. Post Office Box 130 Biggar, SK S0K-0M0
Shout out, big hugs, thanks and love to everyone in Flo Peterson’s life. She was blessed as a result. New York is Big but this is Biggar!