It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Florence May Ebert. Florence passed away in Kamloops BC on March 6, 2014 at 96 years old. She was born in Fernie BC in 1917. Florence was the youngest of 5 children born to Fred and Ella Wildman and was raised with 3 brothers and 1 sister. She married her husband Max in 1940 and raised 4 children, Melvin, Evelyn, Maxine and Alfred. The Ebert family moved to Salmo in 1952 and Florence lived there until 2010. She then moved to Sparwood and later Kamloops.
Florence was predeceased by her son Melvin in 1992, her husband in 1999 and her daughter Maxine in 2005. She is survived by her daughter Evelyn (Gene) Coulombe of Kamloops and her son Alfred (Judi) Ebert of Hosmer, 8 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Baking was one of Florence’s special talents and one could always count on a piece of fresh pie or hot cinnamon buns on their arrival. As well, she enjoyed a great game of cribbage or bridge. Florence was an avid curler, cross country skier, golfer and just loved to golf Salmo Golf Course. She loved the outdoors, fishing, gardening, berry picking, mushroom picking and helping her husband Max on his trap line.
Florence was always involved in the community and leaves behind many friends. She will be greatly missed by both her family and friends. A celebration of her life will be held at the Salmo Legion on May 31, 2014 at 12:30 pm.