Bistretzan, Florence Josephine 'Flo'

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Florence Bistretzan, a loving wife, mother, grandma and sister went home to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in her 92nd year.

Florence was the youngest of five children, born in Ravenna on June 17, 1928, a daughter of the late William and Minnie (nee Boyd) McNichol.

She married the love of her life, Sam Bistretzan, in 1946 and enjoyed 69 wonderful years together until his death in 2015.

Florence will be greatly missed by her sons; Ken Bistretzan and his wife Janet of Fergus, and Gerald Bistretzan and his wife Sherry of Ravenna.

She was the proud grandmother of Philip Bistretzan (Lisa), Jessica McLaughlin (Cameron), Sara Bistretzan, Paris Bostock (Matthew), and 7 great grandchildren.

Florence was predeceased by her siblings Alan McNichol (Grace), Len McNichol (late Ivy), Mildred Bistretzan (late Dan), and Evelyn Parks (late Hugh).

‘Flo’ was always ready to laugh, and her laugh was infectious.   She loved family and gatherings, gospel music, ice cream and trips to town.  Most of all she loved her Lord and devoted her life to sharing her faith with others.  Florence was involved in her church and in the early years, faithfully stood by and helped her husband with the Ravenna Bible Mission Church that they started in Ravenna.

Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Paul Bostock, will be conducted at the Olivet Baptist Church on Ivan Street in Meaford on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 1:30 p.m., with visiting the hour prior to service. A private interment will be conducted at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Bible Baptist Church in Meaford (cheques only please) or the Gideons (KJV) would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.



Friday, March 6, 2020
Visiting the hour prior to service, 12:30 until 1:30 p.m.

Friday, March 6, 2020 1:30 PM
Service at the Olivet Baptist Church on Ivan Street in Meaford at 1:30 p.m.

Donations: The Gideons or the Bible Baptist Church of Meaford (cheques only please).
Make a donation in memory of Florence Josephine 'Flo' Bistretzan

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. joan weldrick
    Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    Sorry to hear of Florence’s passing.
    My sympathy goes out to you.
    We were neighbours for years and if you needed anything she was always there.
    Joan Weldrick

  2. Linda Gilmore
    Thursday, March 5, 2020

    Such a warm friendly lady – the world needs more like her. My deepest sympathies.
    Linda Gilmore
    former PSW
    Meaford Long Term Care

  3. Norm & Joan Haldane
    Thursday, March 5, 2020

    Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family who will miss Florence so much. Sam & Florence welcomed us when we first arrived at the store in Ravenna and we attended their Ravenna Bible Mission for a time. The Bistretzans were always very friendly & helpful and Florence was always concerned for everyone. She will be missed.

  4. Barry Moore
    Friday, March 6, 2020

    My dearest sympathy to the family in the passing of Florence. A wonderful neighbor to our family.
    Barry Moore

  5. Alfred +Victoria Sattler
    Friday, March 6, 2020

    She will leave a big hole in the lives that knew her. However she is now face to face with her Lord and Savior. He will give you the comfort as you walk thru the road of grief. Blessings.

  6. Linda McNicol
    Friday, March 6, 2020

    Sorry for your loss, she was a lovely lady and enjoyed a good laugh especially with her 2 sisters.
    Linda McNicol (Mrs Bob from pretty river valley)

  7. Terry & Shirley Baraniuk
    Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Ken (Janet), Gerald (Sherry) & family,

    Our deepest sympathies in the passing of Florence, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. Losing someone special can be painful but the memories live forever. Please accept our condolences in this difficult time.

    Terry & Shirley (Bistretzan) Baraniuk


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