Predeceased by her parents Willard and Elaine Cotton, Sister Sharon (Jim) Lucken, brother Junior Cotton, parents-in-law Roy and Norene Elliott, brothers-in-law Terry Elliott and Howard Edwards. Remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Born in Summerside PEI, Florence and her family were stationed in various air force bases in Canada from PEI to Whitehorse to her final destination in Vanastra where she met her sweetheart and future husband Garry at the age of 14. They were married on Nov 12, 1971, and began to raise their family at 176 Erie St Clinton, remaining there throughout their lives.
Florence met many good friends throughout the years of working as treasurers and site auditor at London Life, Clinton Town Hall, Clinton Public Hospital and OLG Slots. Volunteering for Girl Guides, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Clinton United Church, and Clinton Spring Fair Board. Everybody was always welcomed to the Elliott home no matter what day or time with her famous saying “would you like something to eat?” She always made people feel welcome and part of the family.
Over the years they loved to travel to many destinations such as Florida, Alaska and all over Canada and US.
Being a grandma was the most fulfilling and important role of all. Going to sporting events, cooking, baking, playing games were things that brought her utmost joy. “The girls” were the highlight of her life.
Thank you to so many people throughout this long battle, but a special thank you to Dr. Loretta Seevaratnum, the HPHA nurses and staff, Huron Hospice Bender House as well her “angel” Shelley Hayter. To our long-time friends and family, the Hallam and Finch families, we couldn’t have gotten through this without your continuous support.
Cremation has taken place and Flo’s life will be celebrated at the Clinton United Church on Wednesday December 21 from 3pm – 6pm. This will be an opportunity for people to stop in and reminisce.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations can be made to Huron Hospice Bender House, or a charity of your choice.
Messages and condolences may be left at www.foresticitycremation.com. Please visit Florence's obituary notice on Facebook.