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. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca
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.