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Florence Elizabeth McIntyre (Polvi) was born on the family farm in New Finland on November 29, 1924. She was the middle child of 11 children born to William and Mary Polvi (nee Knuttila). Florence grew up on the family farm in the New Finland district north of Whitewood. She went to Convent Creek School until Grade 11, then went to work in B.C. before coming home to help Grandma with the children.
Florence married Lloyd Robert McIntyre on June 21, 1949. They farmed in the St. Luke district north of Whitewood, where they raised their four children.
Florence was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd, in 2001; her parents, William and Mary Polvi; nine brothers and sisters, Martha, Arne, Fred, Harold, Gilbert, Mervin, Elaine, Howard and Sheila; nieces and nephews Wayne Wiren, Sheila Meagher, Kenneth Wiren, Susan McLean (Polvi), Rodney Polvi, David Tallentire and Jackie Adams; parents-in-law James and Aleta McIntyre (Rodgers); and sisters-in-law Beth (Gordon) Moore and Maxine (George) Hill. Left to cherish her memory are Sharon (Doug) Armstrong, Rick (Shannon) McIntyre, Stuart McIntyre and Bob (Brenda) McIntyre; seven grandchildren, Marcy (Don) Helmeczi, Andrea (Ken) Hayhurst, Brendon (Tara) McIntyre, Riley McIntyre, Devynn McIntyre, Carsen McIntyre and Alyssa McIntyre (Josh); great-grandchildren Brooke (Caleb), Rebecca and Callie Helmeczi, and Cole, Allison and Megan Hayhurst; brother Don (Helen) Polvi; sisters-in-law Vera Polvi and Iris (Doug) Hanson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.