Sunday, November 22, 2009

In memoriam: Marie Florine Sisk (1921-2009)

This is a memorial video for my friend Tammy Sisk's grandmother - Marie Florine Sisk (December 29, 1921 - November 4, 2009). It was created by Tammy's sister Kelly Sisk Matchett. Rest in peace.

SISK, MARIE FLORINE The peaceful passing of Marie Florine Sisk occurred Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Born in Rogersville, NB on Dec. 29, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Caroline Bourque and Onesime Aucoin. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Arthur Sisk. She is survived by her 8 children, Morrill (Myrtle, Newcastle), Danny (Annette, Moncton), Brian (Juliette, Tracadie), Charlene (Don, Ottawa), Jane (Toronto), Perry (Mary Anne, Halifax), Carolyn (Brad, Fredericton) and Eric (Cathy, Barrie); 15 grand- children and 6 great-grandchildren as well as fond niece Joyce Longo (Winslow, Me). She enjoyed close relationships with her sisters-in-law Margaret, Anita and Odette and many long-time friends. Mom raised her large family during the time of no modern conveniences and remembered the introduction of many work saving inventions, her favourites being running water and the washing machine. She loved to cook and after school we were often greeted with the delicious smell of homemade bread or dessert for supper that night. And her wonderful chicken fricot! As Dad worked for CN, Mom moved many times throughout their marriage, no small feat with small children under foot. After his passing, she enjoyed the company of friends and family and was always ready for a road trip, especially if it was to the nearest Frenchy's. She spent her last year under the care of her daughter, Jane, and we are all thankful that Mom was able to stay at home for so long. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, November 21, 2009, St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Lincoln, NB. For those who wish, memorial tributes in Florine's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.

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