On Feb. 13, 2019, Mrs. Flora Belle McLeod passed away peacefully at The Hamlets Care Home at the age of 94 years.
Flora is survived by her six sons, Jim (Arlene), Doug (Teri), Harvey (Yvonne), Brian (Marilynn), Gary (Kathy), and Dennis (Brenda); brother Joe Switzer; along with 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband Fraser McLeod and only daughter Diane Walton.
Flora was born in Edson, Alta. on May 19, 1924, she married her sweetheart Fraser McLeod on May 22, 1946. She was one of 14 siblings, her father Harvey Switzer was a pharmacist in Edson and she worked in his drug store called “Switzer Drug Store” which is still run today by his family. Over the next 15 years, Flora and Fraser had seven children, one girl and six boys.
They moved to Kamloops in 1959 because Fraser had to move to Kamloops as an engineer on the C.N Railway. Sadly, in 2008, she lost her only daughter to cancer.
Flora loved having her family around for dinners and had a passion for sewing, knitting, gardening and cooking, especially her famous cinnamon buns.
Flora’s family would like to thank the nurses, and all of the care aids for the special care they gave her over the last eleven years at The Hamlets Care Home.
The Memorial Tea for Mrs. Flora Belle McLeod will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Tea Room, 285 Fortune Drive.