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FOULSTON, Florence Selma (née Hanson)

June 18, 1926 — June 23, 2016

Passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in Kelowna, BC. She had celebrated her 90th birthday 5 days before passing. Florence was born in Sawyer, SK, on June 18, 1926 to Isaac and Julia (née Kallio) Hanson. She married Walter Ivan Foulston on December 22, 1946 in Penticton, BC. Mom and Dad were grain farmers in the rural community of Tugaske, SK, where they lived and raised their seven children. Mom’s life was dedicated to her family, local church and community. During their senior years, Mom and Dad spent numerous winters in the milder locale of the Okanagan. After Dad’s passing, Mom relocated to Kelowna in 2004.

Florence was predeceased by her husband, Walter Ivan (2002), and son, Kevan Walter (2013); her parents, Isaac and Julia Hanson; her sisters: Vivienne Hanson, Arlene (Joe) Tuff and Twila (Eddie) Anderson; her brothers: Herbert (Betty), Milford (Glennys), Ray (Florence), Melvin and Lyle.

Florence is survived by her children: Louise (Bill) Keyt, Sandra (Bob) Upton, Delbert (Joan), Dalyce (Lawrence) McMullen, Janice Foulston (John Wall), and Gemma Foulston (late Kevan’s wife) and Brian; by her 17 grandchildren: Christopher Hockley, Steven Hockley (Tara-Lynn Shurnaik), Rodney Hockley (Bella Espion-Castro), Julie (Lee) Tiller, Colleen Warner (Donnie Bates), Janelle (Matthew) Lambie, Karen (Alex) Street, James (Laura) Upton, Joel (Melissa) Foulston, Jessica (Jeff) Hamm, Brent Foulston (Meagan Peiffer), Aaron (Zoe) McMullen, Tyson (Kymberli) McMullen, Jorden (Brandee) McMullen, Chad Foulston, Caytlyn Foulston (Lane Neilson), and Dylan Foulston; her 19 great-grandchildren: Madison, Adrian, Ehliott (Hockley), Karmina, Rodrico (Hockley), Jaxon, Kallisee (Tiller), Imoenne, Aveline, Nalia (Warner), Bronwyn, Garrett, Piper (Street), Douglas (Upton), Damon, Donovan (Foulston), Jimmy (Hamm), Reece (Foulston), Mila (McMullen); and by her sisters: Lorayne (Bruce) Redmond, Elaine Hanson (David Person), Dorie Hanson, Gay Allison (Geoff Hancock), Mavis (Russ) Shortt, and Karen (Brian) Sears.

Mom’s marriage into Ivan Foulston’s family brought her a host of brothers and sisters in law and extended family members that became a very important part of her married life. She was the last living member of this generation. Predeceased by: Angus (Sheila) Foulston, Roy (Mazel) Foulston, Wilbert (Ada) Foulston, Pearl (Thane) Fetroe, Violet (Wilfred) Tarr, Vera (Bert) Clark. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews: Don (Sharon) Foulston, Marilyn Wiebe, Murray (Margaret) Foulston, Dennis (Carol) Foulston, Terry (Judy) Foulston, Richard (Jeanne) Foulston, Ruth (Dave) Wiebe, Wayne (Cynthia), Ruby (Art) Lambert, Sherry (Doug) Anthes, Dale (Michelle) Fetroe, Lori (Rob) Smith and their children: Darla Klokied, Daro Hunt, Valorie (Murray) Sundquist, Shawna (Kelly) Hanke, Cameron Foulston, Brenda (Tim) Zollbrecht, Melanie (Albert) Chernipeski, Wendy (Glen) Holly, Devone Foulston, Jeanne (Adam) Ruff, Rick (Melanie) Foulston, Jeremy (Alyce) Foulston, Andrew (Lacy) Foulston, Denise Bouvier, Michael (Monica) Foulston, Jill (Malcolm) Foulston, John (Eileen) Foulston, David (Lyndsay) Wiebe, Laura (Stephen) Anaya, John (Samm) Travers, Mark (Kathy) Anthes, Kimberly (Jeremy) Griffen, Jon (Ting) Fetroe, Randle (Arlene) Lambert, Becky (Randall) Williams, Renee (David) Cook.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the exceptional care provided for Mom by the staff at Sunpoint Village and Sutherland Hills Rest Home.

Visitation/viewing will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. with the service to follow directly at 7:00 p.m., at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C.  Phone: 250-860-7077, www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 

Interment will take place at the Tugaske Cemetery, Tugaske, SK, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. For further information and/or directions please call Delbert Foulston 306-759-2570 / 306-759-2850 (cell).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (ADRA), www.ADRA.ca   For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.




Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road , Kelowna, BC )

Monday June 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for FOULSTON, Florence Selma (née Hanson) is scheduled for Monday June 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Dawnidell MacKenzie says:

    Florence and Ivan were wonderful neighbours. Mom appreciated having someone “just down the road”. What a wonderful friend and amazing bread baker.

  • Austin & Shirley Eade says:

    Del and Joan, we are thinking of you at this difficult and sad time.

  • Ev Steinke says:

    Dalyce and family: May you find comfort in the many memories you have. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Kathy says:

    Florence was a great friend and neighbor to Mom, I remember her as a 4-H leader and in later years doing homecare for her and learning to can fruit with her.

  • Sue Andres says:

    Our sincere sympathy to you all. I fondly remember Florence and Ivan selling truck loads of fruit and sharing a quick visit.

  • Don and Leslie Price says:

    Our condolences to the Foulston family. Florence was a great lady. So nice you got together for her 90th birthday.

  • Judy Foulston says:

    Our sympathies to the family… We have many memories of Aunt Florence through the years in Tugaske. I think of her every time I use my Bosch bread-machine – which I bought from her. I remember her write-ups in the Craik paper, and her interest in everyone in the community.

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