Florence LYNCH

Florence Louise Lynch, a resident of Meaford, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on August 18, 2023, at the remarkable age of 94. Born in Meaford on December 26, 1928, Florence was the daughter of Marvin and Hazel Laycock (nee Doherty). Sadly, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Gerald Francis ‘Gary’ Lynch in 1995. Florence was a devoted mother to Carol Ormsby (Ken), Sue Lambe (Dave), and Holly Perks (Ron), while also cherishing the memories of her late sons Terry and Todd Lynch. Nancy Davison also held a special place in her heart. Florence’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including Mike Ormsby (Tracy Hemeon), Jodi Ormsby, Blake Lambe (Steph), Cailey Lambe, Jennifer Perks (Matthew Curtis), Nathan Perks (Ashley), Rob Lynch, and Sarah Lynch (Curtis Gibbons), were the pride and joy of her life. Not only that, but she also formed lasting connections with Susan Hahn and Allison Chaisson. Her siblings, Russ Laycock, Marjorie Deer, and Roy Laycock, preceded her in death, while her sister-in-law, Donna, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and their families, will forever remember her.

Family held immense importance to Florence, and despite facing numerous challenges throughout her life, she always found solace in the close bonds she shared with loved ones and friends. She diligently worked at Amerock for many years, all the while making time and giving her energy to care for her family. In her free time, Florence explored her passion for knitting, sewing, bowling, and volunteering. She lent a helping hand at the Meaford Midas Mart, participated in the Busy Bees group at the Meaford United Church, and offered assistance wherever she could. Florence’s love for travel took her far and wide, both by land and air. She embarked on numerous adventures with her family and traversed various corners of the world. Florence’s great sense of humor and the sparkle in her eyes became her defining characteristics, ingraining fond memories in the hearts of those who knew her. In recent times, she eagerly anticipated her Friday dates with her girls, which involved running errands, getting her hair done, and most importantly, enjoying lunch at her favorite spot with a view. These outings often led to serendipitous encounters with other family members and friends, bringing immense joy to Florence. She was a remarkable friend, always willing to lend an ear and offer support because she genuinely cared about the well-being of others.

Florence leaves a void in the life of her dear friend Betty Smith and the Meaford Long Term Care Centre, where she found comfort and a second home after residing on Cook Street for over 50 years. Her family will forever cherish the care and compassion that Florence received during her time at the nursing home. A funeral service, conducted at the Meaford United Church on September 1, 2023, at 11 o’clock, will serve as a tribute to her life. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (Cheques Only), Meaford United Church (Cheques Only), or the Meaford Hospital Foundation are greatly appreciated and can be made through the entrusted Ferguson Funeral Home, located at 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9. Please visit their website at [fergusonfuneralhomes.ca](http://www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca) for further information.

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