Florence Steininger December 3, 1924 – March 30, 2017 The world just lost a great lady. Florence Nightingale may have set the standards for nursing, but this Florence only sought to improve them. Florence was born in Grenfell, SK. She initially attended a small rural school via horse and buggy or sleigh. After completing High School in Grenfell she went off to Regina and began her nursing career at Grey Nuns Hospital. She graduated in 1946, at which time she did a small stint in Swift Current before returning to Regina. Here she met her first husband, Arnold, and subsequently married in 1948. Florence continued her nursing career, and eventually became an Assistant Director of Nursing at the Grey Nuns. Along with her career she managed to fit in the task of raising two children, Gail and Alan. Florence and Arnold purchased their retreat at Echo Lake which became a place to unwind for friends and relatives. There were many nights of laughter, playing cards, singing and enjoying the lake with the ultra warm pool. (Florence didn't like cold water). The grandchildren loved the pool and fishing off of the dock. There was often perch for supper. Arnold and Florence traveled the world visiting many different and exotic countries and always came back with a story. Her free time was spent doing crafts, knitting, crocheting, needle point, singing with the choir, attending the symphony and theatre, making porcelain dolls, watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and her beloved Saskatchewan Rough Riders. She was a season ticket holder for 60 plus years. She was the best cinnamon bun (with or without raisins - depending on the supervisor), perogy and strudel maker ever. Predeceased by her first husband Arnold, son Alan and second husband Walt, she leaves to mourn: daughter Gail (Pleun) Notenboom; granddaughters Jodi (Geoff) Castle and Lauren (Nigel) Poitras; grandson Sean Notenboom (Kara), great-granddaughters Tayler, Riley, Carys and Reese; great- grandsons Barrett, Phoenix, Theoryn, and Killian; sister Cathy Wagner; brothers Vern and Gib Hack; and numerous nieces and nephews. No service at her request. Interment to follow in Regina at a later date. Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com 250-494-7752.
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