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Flora Petz

November 18, 1922 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 97)


The family of the late Flora Petz age 97 of Theodore Health Centre, Theodore, SK and formally of Esterhazy, SK regretfully announce her passing.

Flora Christina was bom to William David and Chrissie (Young) Sutherland at Corsback, Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland November 18,1922. The family emigrated to Canada in 1928 and settled on a farm at Handel, SK. They moved to Battleford in 1932 following a job opportunity. Flo had many fond memories of her years growing up there. In many cases, friendships were made that lasted decades. Flo was very proud of her hockey team from high school years. And she and her sisters were excellent sewers and knitters so were always sfylishly turned out. Flo's love of clothing lasted for her entire life. She loved to shop.
ln 1944, Flo married Elmore Dennison Petz who became a manager for North American Lumber. Together, they raised 4 children. Flo always made sure that her children were well dressed, often in clothing made by her. During the 50's and 60's, Flo's claim to fame was her Mary Maxim sweaters which found homes in places around the world. She later made Fair Isle sweaters as well. Flo also crocheted many afghans, many of which were donated to worthy causes. Having a sweet tooth herself, Flo became a great baker, often having a freezer full of goodies. Denny and the kids were great fans of all these offerings. Her sons were infamous for leaving empty tins in the freezer.
The family lived primarily in Taber, AB and Flin Flon, MB. Denny and Flo also lived in Biggar, SK and Esterhazy. During some of her years in Esterhazy, Flo worked at the public library. She thoroughly enjoyed the young people she met. After retirement for both Denny and herself ,Flo was involved with the Jets Senior Centre. And she often talked of her exercise group of which she was a part for years. In every community she lived in, Flo was an active contributing member of the United Church.
Flo is survived by daughters, Joy (Bob Renshaw) and Pat (Peter Johnson) and son, Raymond; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by son, David, in 2006 and husband, Denny, in 2007.
Due to the pandemic, there will be no services at this time.

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