In Memoriam.ca - Always in our hearts

  • Betty-Lena Walker lit a candle on 12/16/2019:
    "Hello there Queen Bee! As your know, I have been critically ill for the last 14 months and you know the pain I have been through. I believe you have been by my side all the way, even when I thought I was alone! Mom, I need you to stay close and help me to heal from losing you! I am doing my very best to heal......but some days are sooooo hard! Not a day goes by that I do not think of you and all the fun we had and all the pain we shared. Isaiah is doing well. He is very strong....and in so many ways he is like you! John too....I know how much he misses you, but he is doing well soldiering on-true warriors!!! It's Christmas time and the memories are such an extreme mix of the loving fun times and of the deep longing and emptiness your absence creates. We love you Florence- you were, are and always will be my Queen Bee! All my love! ❤️❤️❤️"

  • Lena Walker lit a candle on 09/23/2017:
    " Hi Mom! I love you bud I'm just writing to tell you that we had a beautiful celebration of life dinner for you on the 28th. Everyone was here: your son, your four grandsons, Delma, Joyce, Lucette, Keith and me a course! Lucette made a delicious blackberry pie just for you and we made a roast chicken just the way you like it. We told stories around the table about all of our happy memories. It was very emotional and fun and your spirit was around. I wrote a special story about you and the day you were born - that freezing cold morning you and Nanny alone, at the hospital. Everyone was very quiet but I think they appreciated it. Mom, can you make a place for two more apprenticeships in heaven's kitchen, for Joyce's two nieces? They died this month. It's very sad. Mom, you know these days are very difficult for me and for Isaiahand John and the boys too, so please hold us close and ask Mary and Margaret to help. I love you weasel dog and I'll talk to you again soon. Mom, keep those girls busy and teach them how to make bread, biscuits, jams and of course the pink squares. Send us a pan will you! Love, Your Bets! Xxooxxoo"

  • Isaiah Walker lit a candle on 02/25/2017:
    "Nanny has been in my thoughts lots recently and have been missing her a lot. Betty has been able to attend Mass quite a few times which is a great thing. Her and myself continue to help each other and think what she would want for us. I love you nanny , and miss you. "

About her

Florence Walker

Florence Marie Walker

Born: December 23rd, 1942

Passed on: August 28th, 2016

Florence Marie Walker was born on the rugged Island of Cape Breton in 1942, where she lived a life filled with storms and an abundance of suffering. She spent the last years of her life in the quaint community of Wilson Creek, living a life she filled with grace, creativity and generosity of spirit. She was the exquisite Mom of Lena and John Walker, and the wisest of grandmothers to her four grandsons, Isaiah, Tyler, Shane and Noah. She was described as a sage of a woman, who offered many a safe harbor from life’s struggles, a gentle listening ear and an ample dose of good counsel, whenever the opportunity presented itself. Her favorite question to ask: “Who Am I?” and her favorite answer: “I am always becoming!” Right to her very last breath she was becoming more fully herself living and sharing her gifts. She had the strength of a lion, and the resilience of a wolf. A woman of deep faith and perception. Our hearts are burning as we walk through the fire of losing her, and only time, tears and the sharing of happy memories will enable healing in those who loved her. She had an extraordinary cast of carers, friends, and support persons around her as she struggled with critical illness over the last 23 months. We would like to acknowledge the persons who shared her journey and offer them each our greatest thanks: Joyce, Lucette, Keith, Delma, Pat, Dr. Stinson, Tomomi, Tracey, Penny, Leslie, Jill, Petrina, Bernadette, Sue, Jackie, Gail, Father Jack, The Threshold Choir, The Ruby Slipper, her four sisters: Mary, Anne, Jane, and Kathleen. On August 28, early in the morning, surrounded by her children and grandchildren she took her last breath, and like a leaf on a tree, gently blowing winds of the love, freed her and off she went to Heaven’s Door. A Mass in her honor will be held on Saturday September 3rd from 11:00 am to Noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Gibson’s, BC at 956 Gibson’s Way. All are welcome! The service will be followed by a Celebration of Life reception in the church hall from 12-2pm. In Florence’s memory, please make donations of money, time, goods, toys, and gifts to Yew Transition House in Sechelt, BC. After Saturday the 3rd, you may go to www.inmemoriam.ca to write comments, share your memories, letters, poems, and to express your thoughts about this dynamic woman of creativity, wisdom and change.