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Florence Estelle Aitken (née Eccles)

Florence Estelle Aitken (née Eccles)

February 4, 2021

Florence Estelle Aitken (née Eccles)

AITKEN, Florence Estelle (née Eccles)

June 16, 1921 - February 4, 2021

Sadly, within four months of her 100th birthday, we announce the passing of Florence Aitken at Strathcona Long Term Care, Mount Forest.  Predeceased by her husband Milton (1985).  Loving mother of Donald and Elke Aitken of Listowel, Karen and Jim Bodendistle of Kenilworth, Karl and Joanne Aitken of Mount Forest, and mother-in-law of Debbie Aitken of Mount Forest.  Cherished grandmother of Lisa, Staci, Kevin, Paul, Glen, Rob, Julie, Nadine, Shawn, Jason and their families.  Remembered by her 25 great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by her two sons, Dougal and Lyle Aitken.  Florence and Milton farmed together in Egremont Township, just north of Holstein, and attended Holstein United Church.  Florence adored her family, attending the many games and activities of her grandchildren.  A private visitation and funeral service will be held at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest, with a private spring interment in the Holstein Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited to view the funeral service via livestream on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/England-Funeral-Home-1863283503935858.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Florence are asked to consider the Mount Forest United Church, the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.  Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.


We are so sorry to hear of your loss. To all of the family members - we offer our deepest condolences. Our moms are in our hearts and minds forever and no matter what we do in their eyes we are the best. Only time can heal the open wounds torn into your hearts - as time passes only the best memories will remain.

— Dennis Burns, February 17, 2021

Don, Elke & Aitken Families - We were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She has had a remarkable life. Enjoy the memories that you possess. Let the longevity continue! Your former neighbours, Clare & Connie Newell

— Clare & Connie Newell, February 11, 2021

We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through this difficult time.

— Victor & Rada Doroshenko, February 10, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Florence passing. Our condolences to the family.

— Ray and Marion Parker, February 9, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom/grandma. Thinking of you at this time and may you hold your memories of her close to your hearts.

— Jon & Marg Eckhardt, February 9, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom/grandma. Thinking of you at this time and may you hold your memories of her close to your hearts.

— Jon & Marg Eckhardt, February 9, 2021

Our sincerest condolences to the whole Aitken Family's. Cherished the lots of memories that were made.

— Brian and Doris Aitken, February 9, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the whole family on the passing of your Mom and Grandmother. A nice long life will leave you with many memories to cherish. Don & Brenda

— Don & Brenda Cherry, February 9, 2021

Dear Karen & Jim, our deepest sympathy, you are in our thoughts and prayers, Wayne & Cheryl Allen

— Wayne & Cheryl Allen, February 9, 2021

Don and Ella, Karl and Joanne, Karen and Jim, Debbie, our sincere condolences to you all and your families! Anytime is tough to loose someone but during Covid is even more difficult! Please know that we are thinking of you all during this sad time. May you cherish the good memories! Gary and Julie Wilson

— Julie wilson, February 9, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all the Family Wayne and Carole Rahn

— Wayne Rahn, February 9, 2021

Thinking of you all- sending our condolences Jay & Joyce

— J Barrette, February 8, 2021

Sending sincere condolences to all of Florence's family.

— Don and Cathy Lantz and family, February 8, 2021

Donald, so sorry to hear of your loss. Blessings to you and your family at this time. Bill Morrison, Victoria, BC.

— Bill Morrison, February 8, 2021

My condolences to all of Florence's family members. You were blessed to have her with you for so many years. Whenever I saw Florence, her smile would be welcoming and we would share a friendly visit. The last time I spoke with her was just before the first lock down. Although she did not remember my name, Florence's expression showed recognition and we shared a few words. A lovely, kind lady. Sincerely, Miriam Long

— Miriam Long, February 8, 2021

Karen & Jim and family Our sincere sympathy to you on the loss of your loved one . Doug & Leona McNabb

— Leona McNabb, February 8, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the Aiken family. Your mom was a wonderful lady, cherish your memories.

— Gord and Mary MacEachern, February 8, 2021

Florence was a really nice lady who smiled a lot and raised a great family. My condolences to her family.

— Dr Hugh Perrin, February 8, 2021

Sending sincere sympathy to the family Doug and Wilma Rathwell

— Doug and Wilma Rathwell, February 7, 2021

Saddened to learn of the recent passing of your beloved Mom. She will be greatly missed at the Home. Mom and I send our condolences. Marilyn McLeod and Dini MacKenzie

— Marilyn McLeod, February 7, 2021

Karen, Karl and families, condolences on the loss of your Mom.

— Mike and Mona Jessome, February 7, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Aitken family at this sad time.Sorry for your loss. Don and Sharon Irvin

— Sharon Irvin, February 7, 2021

Sorry to hear about your mother passing.

— Mitch Marchant, February 7, 2021

Your mom was such a lovely lady. Many the visits I had with her when I would be a the Lodge to visit my mom. Usually I had to wait for the euchre game to finish before getting anyone's attention. They did enjoy the company and the cards!!!! Condolences to everyone. Maureen and Stephen

— Maureen A Dineen, February 7, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the Aitken family on the passing of your Mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

— Lorne and Florence Moyer, February 7, 2021

Donald & Elke, Debbie, Karen & Jim, Karl & Joanne, & families: We send our deepest sympathy to you at this time. Your Mom was a good friend of our family at Holstein, and we enjoyed chatting with her occasionally when she lived at Birmingham. - Barry & Thelma Rawn

— Barry & Thelma Rawn, February 7, 2021

Thinking of you at this difficult time. "A life well lived, is never forgotten " Sincerely Karen and Jeff

— Karen and Jeff Coburn, February 7, 2021

Don and family. So very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you at this time.

— Janet and Erwin, February 6, 2021

Thinking of you all at this difficult and sad time. . Deepest condolences to the Aitken families. Dan and Lori Reeves

— Dan and Lori Reeves, February 6, 2021

Karen & Jim, Our deepest sympathy to you & your family in the loss of your dear Mother. Betty Lou & Allen Kirkpatrick, family

— Betty Lou Kirkpatrick, February 6, 2021

Dear Aitken family. Our sincere condolences in the loss of your dear mother Florence. She was always so friendly with a big smile on her face . She will be missed but what a wonderful well lived life ! Paul & Mary Lou Bolen

— Paul&Mary Lou Bolen, February 6, 2021

Deepest sympathy for your loss, may she Rest In Peace,

— Jerry and Valerie Arthur, February 6, 2021

Linda Sinclair: Loved chatting with your Mom when she was a resident at Birmingham Retirement & I was Marketing Mgr. Florence always had that sweet smile on her face. Cherish the wonderful memories that no one can ever take away. You were certainly blessed to have your Mom for so many years. she will surely be missed.

— Linda Sinclair, February 6, 2021

So sorry to hear about Aunt Florence. She was very special to me I was the flower girl at her wedding Our condolence goes out to the family. Ron and Jean Liebold

— Ron and Jean Liebold, February 6, 2021

Karen and Jim. Sending our sincere sympathy on the passing of your mom.

— Verne and Pauline Mills, February 6, 2021

My most sincere condolences to the entire Aitken family. May your endless memories give you comfort at this time. Sandy Van Dongen

— Sandy VanDongen, February 6, 2021

Sending our sincere sympathy to all the Aitken families.

— Bill & Marlene Pace, February 6, 2021

Sorry to learn of Aunt Florence’s death at this difficult time. May your memories bring comfort in the days ahead. My sincere sympathy.

— Eleanor Wride, February 6, 2021

What a wonderful lady. May you find comfort in the memories that are yours to cherish always.

— Carol Thornton, February 6, 2021

Our Deepest Sympathy

— Ambrose and Brenda Brown, February 6, 2021

Sorry to hear of Florence’s passing and thinking of the entire family at this difficult time. Hold onto the memories.

— Ed & Ruth Scott, February 6, 2021

Cheryl & Gary Williamson - Our condolences to the entire family on your loss. She was certainly blessed with a long life.

— Gary Williamson, February 6, 2021

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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