NEAR­ING, Sis­ter Florence Pa­trice

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Sis­ter Florence Pa­trice Near­ing, died in Car­i­tas Res­i­dence in Hal­i­fax, NS on Fe­bru­ary 17, 2017, one week shy of her 101st birth­day.

Born in Do­min­ion, Cape Bre­ton on Fe­bru­ary 24, 1916, she was a daugh­ter of Pa­trick J. and Flora (McMullin) Near­ing.

Sis­ter Florence Pa­trice en­tered the Sis­ters of Char­ity - Hal­i­fax on Au­gust 15, 1934 and made her per­pet­ual pro­fes­sion on Au­gust 15, 1943. She re­ceived a BA from Mount Saint Vin­cent Col­lege, Hali- fax, NS in 1957 and an MA in English from St. Fran­cis Xavier Univer­sity, Antigo­nish, NS in 1966. Sis­ter be­gan her min­istry in ed­u­ca­tion in 1937 and served in var­i­ous ca­pac­i­ties as teacher and prin­ci­pal. This min­istry took her to such places as Glace Bay, New Aberdeen, Port Hawkes­bury, Dart­mouth, Eastern Pas­sage and New Water­ford, all in Nova Sco­tia and to Arvida in Que­bec. Sis­ter con­tin­ued in this min­istry for forty years un­til her re­tire­ment in 1977. After re­tir­ing from teach­ing, she at­tended the Credo Pro­gram given at Gon­zaga Univer­sity, in Spokane, Wash­ing­ton where she stud­ied for a year. In 1978, she be­gan vol­un­teer ser­vice at Bre­ton Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre and served as a home vis­i­tor to trou­bled fam­i­lies. She also co­or­di­nated the Ge­n­e­sis II pro­gram. In 1985, she re­tired to Mount Saint Vin­cent Mother­house in Hal­i­fax where she con­tin­ued her vol­un­teer ac­tiv­ity.

Sis­ter is sur­vived by her sis- ter, Rose (Paul) Brown, (Mayo, Que­bec); and by her brother, Fran­cis ( Pa­tri­cia) Near­ing, (Eu­gene, Ore­gon, USA); as well as many nieces and neph­ews. She was pre­de­ceased by her brothers, Rev. Joseph Near­ing, Rev. Peter Near­ing, Rev. Charles Near­ing, Pius ( Eileen Burns), Rod­er­ick, Ig­natius, Bernard and Pa­trick; and by her sis­ters, Sis­ter Mon­ica Near­ing, SC, Sis­ter Cather­ine Near­ing, CSM, Mar­garet (Tom) MacEach­ern, Theresa ( John) McKenna, and Mon­ica II.

The body will be in Car­i­tas Res­i­dence on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, 2017 with vis­i­ta­tion from 3 p. m. un­til the Prayer Ser­vice at 7 p.m..

A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 22, at 10 a.m. in the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Chapel in Car­i­tas Res­i­dence.

Burial will fol­low in Gate of Heaven Ceme­tery, Lower Sackville, NS.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the Sis­ters of Char­ity Min­istry Fund.

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