Cape Breton Post

Plumridge, Florence Currie


Mass of Christian burial for Florence was concelebra­ted by Rev. Patrick O’Neill and Rev. Paul Murphy, on July 6, 2020, at Our Lady of Fatima in Sydney River. The family was

deeply appreciati­ve of Fr. Paul Murphy’s thought provoking and consoling homily on perseveran­ce, as it applied to Florence’s life. Special thanks to Rev. Eugene Morris for celebratin­g Mass in Port Hood at the same time. Burial followed in St. Mary parish cemetery, East Bay. The family is grateful

to: Florence’s nephews, Trevor Rowe, Ryan Currie, and Greg Wilson for proclaimin­g the Word of God; brothers, Bernie, Kevin, Cecil, Angie, Clarence, and Daniel for carrying Florence to her place of rest; Music Ministry: Carol MacDougall,

piano and song; Paul Wukitsch, fiddler; Jeanette Gillis, piper; Marie Fennel and Bernadette Taylor, guitar and song;

Amber Buchannan and David Rankin, Gaelic singers. You all did exceptiona­lly well. The honor guard, organized by lifelong friends of Florence from East Bay, was deeply touching. Florence would have been humbled by your presence. Appreciati­on is extended to staff at T W Curry Parkview Chapel for their compassion, profession­alism, and ongoing support during our time of sorrow.

Finally, we would like to express our profound gratitude to Louise Smith, Autism Consultant with the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education and a Board member of Autism Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Region Chapter) for honoring Florence by arranging for Autism Nova Scotia to offer up an annual $1,000 bursary in her name which will go to a Riverview High School graduate who is on the autism spectrum and is planning to attend post graduate learning.

The Florence Currie Plumridge Memorial Bursary is dedicated to the memory of a mom who never gave up on her son and saw potential and strengths where others may only have seen challenges. This bursary honours a woman who demonstrat­ed that persistenc­e and hard work leads to progress and success. God Bless, everyone.

Florence Currie Plumridge

August 12, 1959 – June 25, 2020

It is hard to believe that a year has passed since Florence died. Words cannot express the grief experience­d by family

and friends due to her untimely death. At a time when Covid-19 restrictio­ns limited us being together, many found a way to reach out and the support was tremendous. Your thoughtful­ness was overwhelmi­ng and much appreciate­d. To Rev. Bedford Doucette for coming to her home for anointing, everyone who attended the wake and funeral, travelled long distances, brought food to our homes, phoned, sent online condolence­s, sympathy cards, mass cards and enrolments, a poem in tribute to Florence’s compassion­ate, caring ways and her constant faith, flowers, shrubs and plants that continue to live on in her memory, monetary gifts, donations to the Diabetes Associatio­n, Autism Society, Mass for Shut-Ins, and St. Mary Cemetery, East Bay. Tom, Jeffrey, Jason Plumridge and the Currie Family

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