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