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STEVEN, Florence Elizabeth

March 22, 1933 — September 10, 2023

Florence Elizabeth Steven passed away in peace and comfort on September 10, 2023 at the age of 90. She was affectionately known as Camie by her family and friends. Camie will be remembered by her loving husband of 68 years, Tom Steven; and her youngest son, Grant Steven (Andrea). She was predeceased by her oldest son, Mark, in 2009 and is survived by his widow, Joanne Green. Camie also has the legacy of 5 grandchildren, Tristan, Kyle, Tamsyn, Sidney, and Mitchell, whom she adored, loved deeply, and was very proud of.

Born to Thomas and Adelaide Cameron in Roblin, Manitoba on March 22, 1933, Camie was the youngest of her siblings Jean, Beryl, Bill, and Colin. In 1949, when Camie was 16, her father and mother moved west to Princeton, BC (to operate Cameron Groceries) with Colin and Camie in tow. In 1951, Camie was crowned Miss Princeton, graduated from Princeton High School, and she pursued her ambition to be an elementary school teacher. Camie continued her teaching education in Rossland, BC, where she met and later married Tom Steven of Trail, BC. They married in Princeton, BC on August 11, 1955.  Camie and Tom first relocated to Victoria, BC, and then to Trail, BC, where they raised their boys. Afterward, they moved to Calgary, AB, and eventually settled in Kelowna, BC, where they enjoyed 30 years of retirement life.

Camie was physically active her whole life, she enjoyed many sports such as volleyball, badminton, and yoga. She cherished the outdoors, finding immense joy in skiing, golfing, and embarking on adventurous hikes. She played piano beautifully, and she loved socializing over a game of bridge. She was a voracious book reader, and a talented cook; we are happy to have found her many great recipes.

Camie and Tom enjoyed travelling afar. Their many trips included Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Europe, Fiji, Mexico, California, and Maui (a favourite). Both were very organized, accomplished travellers, but Camie always wondered why Tom had them at the airport 4 hours before departure! Unfortunately, aphasia and Parkinson’s disease slowed Camie down, and her travel days came to an end. Luckily, this was very late in her life.

Camie was a very kind, compassionate and gentle soul, who always saw the good in people and had a positive outlook on life. She showed great moral leadership in her circle of family and friends, that leadership inspired those around her to be their best and always do the right thing. Camie also had a wonderful sense of humour, and we loved her laugh. Our beautiful Camie always had a sparkle in her eye and a great zest for life.

Camie’s passing has left a whole in our hearts. We will soften the sadness and grief through the blessing of her memories and by remembering her smile. We will miss her forever, and we will love her forever.

While there won’t be a formal service for Camie, the family will have a private memorial to honour her.

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