Florence Joan “Flo” Gaal

January 3, 1942 – March 8, 2019
Florence (Flo) was born on January 3rd, 1942 in Kaslo, B.C. and passed away on March 8th, 2019 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital after a brief illness.  She graduated from Salmo High School, married and began raising a family.  In her younger years she was a Girl Guide leader, played softball, raced snowmobiles, golfed and skied.  She blazed a trail in nontraditional employment for women with a career spanning 40+ years, becoming the first female underground mine hoist and skip tender operator in Canada. She was a business woman and co-owned a first aid training company. She worked as a first aid and ambulance attendant in logging and oil patch camps and on dams. She loved school and took classes throughout her lifetime; cooking apprenticeship, master gardener, urban economics and more.  Flo and her baking will missed by family and friends.  She will be remembered at a Graveside Memorial at Lakeview Cemetery in Penticton at 11 am on Saturday, April 13th, 2019.

Cremation arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5. (250) 542-1187
Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd


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