Florence Irleen Dunseath (nee Fleming)
1932 – 2017
Florence was born in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, on December 21, 1932. She was born to Roy and Minerva Fleming who were pastors of the Pentecostal Church there. She was the eldest of four children.
Because of her father being a pastor she moved a number of times while growing up. After living in Birch Hills she lived in Moose Jaw, Star City, and graduated from high school in Melville. After graduation she went to Business College and worked at the Royal Bank in both Melville and Saskatoon. It was while working at the Royal Bank in Saskatoon that she met Elton through friends in 1959. In the fall of 1960 she started Teachers College. Her first teaching job was in Lloydminster, Alberta. After marrying Elton in 1962 she moved to Thompson, Manitoba, where he was working for the mine. She taught grade 5 for two years before her first child was born. She had three children, Brenda, Donna, and David and was a fantastic mother. She returned to teaching full-time in 1984 after many years of substitute teaching. Shortly after that she finished her Bachelor’s degree from Brandon University. She retired from teaching in 1992.
While in Thompson she was a charter member of the Pentecostal Church and was actively involved in both children’s ministries and as an adult Sunday School teacher. Her favourite hobbies in Thompson were fishing, quilting, photography, bird watching and entertaining.
She and Elton moved to Winkler in 2006 and soon started attending the Alliance church in Morden. Most summers were spent at their cabin on Setting Lake just outside of Thompson.
She continued with gardening, quilting, photography, and travelling while living in Winkler. She was admitted to Salem Home on November 29th and passed away on December 29th shortly after celebrating her 85th birthday. She is now with her Lord and Savior whom she loved very much. Her faith was always an integral part of her life being included in everything she did. She accepted Christ as her savior at the age of 4 and was baptized at the age of 13.
Three of her favourite verses were Romans 10:9, Ephesians 2:8, and Colossians 3:2-3. She is predeceased by her parents Roy and Minerva (Miller) Fleming and her brother-in-law Laverne Clary. She is survived by her husband Elton Dunseath, her daughter Brenda and husband Ned Shuman of Fair Oaks, California, her daughter Donna Dunseath of Calgary, Alberta, and her son David and wife Lori of Winkler, Manitoba. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Riise, and Camryn Dunseath and Matthew and Jonathan Shuman. She will be mourned by a sister Ruth Clary of Surrey, BC, a sister Myrtle and husband Bentley of Nanoose Bay, BC, a brother Ron and wife Brenda of Edmonton, Alberta, and an Uncle Harvey and wife Diane Fleming of Denare Beach, Saskatchewan. Many nieces, nephews, and friends also mourn her passing.
Memorial services were held at 2:00 pm on January 3 at the Morden Alliance Church. Rev. Gary Jennings officiated the service and memorial tributes were given by her granddaughter Mackenzie Dunseath, daughter Brenda Shuman and son David Dunseath. Interment was held prior to service at the Westridge Memorial Gardens.
The Dunseath family would like to thank all the staff at Salem home for taking such good care of Florence.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements
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