Florence RODGIRS

RODGIRS (SARGEANT) Florence Irene (Inscho) Florence Irene Rodgirs of Breton, Alberta passed away surrounded by her loving family at the Grey Nun’s Hospital in Edmonton on April 8, 2009. Florence was born in Glendon, Alberta on December 24, 1923 youngest daughter of Thomas and Victoria Inscho. One of three children, she spent her childhood in the Goodridge area and, at sixteen years of age, Florence met the Truth and made a choice that would guide the rest of her life. On December 11, 1943 Florence married Parker Sargeant and soon afterwards moved to the Sargeant family farm in the Chigwell area where they raised two sons and three daughters. Florence was a loving mother and a hard-working and generous host; always welcoming friends and family into her home. She loved to share a joke and a laugh, to play games and do puzzles and was always there to help anyone in need. Florence and Parker spent 57 years together until Parker’s passing in 2000. On July 30, 2003 Florence married Lance Rodgirs and they moved to Breton Alberta. Florence enjoyed these years and worked beside Lance to transform their acreage into a beautiful parkland. Florence is predeceased by her husband, Parker, and daughter, Eda May; brother, Henry Inscho and sister, Elsie Sharp; as well as parents Thomas and Victoria Inscho. Left to mourn are her husband, Lance Rodgirs of Warburg; sons: Lyle (Marilyn) Sargeant of Red Deer and Nellis (Veronica) Sargeant of Lacombe; daughters: Lois (Earl) Loyek of Battleford, SK and Sylvia Sargeant of Calgary and special friend Linda Sargeant of Breton. Florence leaves a legacy of 9 grandchildren: Darry (Kendra) Loyek, Daniel (Nicole) Loyek, Ayleen Loyek, Keri (Bill)Brown, Kathy Adcock Voxland, Anetta (Roy) Paul, Orlene (Michael) Hahn, Ben (Tammy) Sargeant, Melissa (Jason) Krivoshein and 28 great grandchildren. Auntie Florence will also be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews and their families and a huge number of friends. Special thanks to those who called, visited and spent time at the hospital with Florence in her last days. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the Lacombe Memorial Center, 5214 50th avenue, Lacombe, Alberta. Donations can be made in Florence’s memory to the Grey Nuns’ Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 1100 youville Drive West, Edmonton Alberta, T6L 5X8. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded (subject: Rodgirs) Wilson's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe & Rimbey in charge of arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 "A Caring Family, Caring for Families." www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca

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