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Piercy's-Mt. Washington Funeral Home

440 England Ave, Courtenay, BC

OBITUARY

Florence Margaret Davenport

December 18, 1929January 21, 2020

Florence Margaret Davenport left us unexpectedly on January 21, 2020 to join her husband William Ray (Bill) Davenport of 68 years who passed away on October 29, 2019.

Florence was deeply cherished by all who knew her. Survived by her three children, Deborah, Kenneth, Robert and his wife Kelly; seven grandchildren Shaun, Christopher, Taleah, Haley, Haden, Tara and Evan; and, 4 great-grandchildren Lilly, Olivia, Kai, Kohen and baby to be.

Florence was the wind beneath the sails of the Davenport family. She was a long-time entrepreneur (co-owner of V.I. Tops and Bottoms Ltd and Lads and Lassies Children’s wear) living and raising her family in the Comox Valley. She was a Soroptimist Club member donating many volunteer hours to her community.

Florence loved to travel with family and enjoyed unexpected adventures. Wherever she went it was a home for all. Florence was a remarkable woman who shared her love and support to all. Family was her first love and she would give whatever was needed.

It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.

A part of us went with you, the day you were called home.

If tears could build a stairway, and heartaches make a path,

We’d walk our way to heaven, and simply bring you back.

In life we loved you deeply, in death we love you still.

Our hearts will always hold a place no one could ever fill.

We will always carry you safely tucked within our hearts,

Your love will shine to light the way from now to the end of time.

No matter what the future brings or what may lie ahead,

We know we will walk together along any path we choose to tread.

So rest our sweet Mother,

Be at peace and let your soul fly free

And when it’s our time,

We will join you…. for all eternity.

Services

  • Family will be remembering privately

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Robert James Davenport

February 11, 2020

To my Mother, I called you mom, mommy, mama, all you answered to. You and I had a different bond, I was the one that was born very premature and in those days was not expected to survive. They wouldn't let me see you for quite along time because they didn't think I would survive but I did and that had to do with the love you had for me and the mother son bond that was not to end for the time were on this earth. You are the strongest person I know, your will for family was immense. The way I am mom is solely because of your influence in my life. This world has not lost one more person, it has lost someone that knew how to love unconditionally and nurture a family and always knows how to make me special or anyone around her special. I will miss you my mom., but I also know you are still standing alongside me always and watching this family .Until we meet again, I love you.

Maryanna Sinclaire

February 11, 2020

Dear Deborah and family
Florence was the kind of superwoman who loved her family, was a wonderful friend for anyone who knew her and an inspiration for all of us. I feel so honoured that I got to know her through Deborah. I have always admired her and loved being her friend.

A quote comes to mind when describing Florence. “A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful, she is both practical and spiritual. A strong woman in her essence is a gift to the world.”

Her love and devotion to Deborah and family was always displayed by the way her eyes lit up when she talked about them. We will miss Florence and although we haven't kept in touch in person, I feel like we have always kept in touch spiritually whenever we heard each other's name.

I will miss you Florence but you will never be forgotten because you will always be in our hearts.
Love Maryanna and Bernie

Tara Petty

February 9, 2020

Nana, I’ve never met such a caring soul. My boys we're so lucky to get to know you. They both enjoyed their visits, playing cars, telling jokes and all the hugs. I will never forget your delicious cabbage roll’s, and can’t forget about your yummy strawberries and rhubarb pies. I thank-you for being the rock of this family, Nana we will miss you every day. Love you with all my heart, your granddaughter, Tara.

Sue Silveira

February 6, 2020

My dear sweet Aunty Flo. You always made our visits so special, you were welcoming, fun and you loved us all. I remember your delicious cakes first thing, what a wonderful smell to wake up to in the morning.
Families are like trees, they grow over time but they only flourish with amazing parents like you. I know how much your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren love you and how much they are missing you now.
Thank you for being so kind, thank you for being a wonderful aunt, thank you for leaving this world a better place. You live on forever in your beautiful family.
Susie xxxx

Pat Davenport

February 6, 2020

Florence -someone I wished I had more time to get to know. Each time we did meet I felt we had known each other for ever. Florence was always happy and welcoming each time we came to Vancouver. Her "claim to fame" for Ken was her delicious Raisin Pie. His only comment to my effort was "not as good as Florence makes". I agreed! She was a wonderful cook and made it all look so easy!
Yes, I will miss her from afar but feel lucky to have known someone so loving and supportive to all her family.
Pat xxx

Laura Knickle

February 6, 2020

For Deborah and Family:

We were graced with the honor of getting to know your mom. We loved her humor, her loyalty, her concern for community. She inspired many of us with her devotion to her children, grandchildren, Bill and all those that had the privilege of knowing her.

She dedicated many volunteer hours to Building Learning Together in Parksville/Qualicum to children and families. She became a mentor of mine and created a spirit of harmony respected my many. I always remember her having the best garden at Storybook Village/Alphabet Gardens.

As I grieve for Florence I am having difficulty finding the right words I want to say. I read this in a book I have about angels:

Happiness comes to those who perceive the world to be a loving place. We do the best we can and leave the rest to the invisible souls who walk beside us.

Know that she will be your angel always walking beside you with that sweet smile and never to be forgotten by so many of us. We loved her

Phil Davenport

February 6, 2020

How sad l was to hear of Aunty’s passing so soon after Uncle’s.
Was alway wonderful to catch up on Christmas Day via Skype from Australia and this year was no different.

I’ll always remember the wonderful three day lay over I had in the late 90’s with Dad (Ken), Uncle, Aunty and Doreen. I was the Captain of the Qantas flight into Vancouver and Dad came along to see the family, beautiful memories.

Now sadly we farewell another special member of our Family, at least she and Uncle are again together.

Another star to look out for in the middle of the night at 39,000 feet over the ocean somewhere around the world.

Love always,
Phil



Shaun Balfe

February 5, 2020

Hi Nana..

I will always love you!
I’m so thankful to you. You are an absolute sweetheart; best Grandma in the world!

Miss you..

Xo

Donna Balfe

February 5, 2020

Florence and Bill always made me feel special and a part of the Davenport Family, no matter how much time went by between our visits! I miss you both!
MY condolences to the family!🙏
Florence and Bill you will always hold a special place in my heart! 💖💕🙏

Deborah Davenport

February 5, 2020

Mom you were my everything.
Your heart was my home, your love my safety
Your words my comfort and peace.

When I think of you I will see the diamond glitter on new fallen snow,
the morning dew on the petals of a beautiful new rose. You will be that
sweet breeze crossing my face and the gentle warmth of the glowing sunset at the end of the day. You will always be the soft starlight that surrounds my night and the beautiful laughter of our gorgeous grandchildren.

I can’t believe you are gone, you were a remarkable women who taught me to be strong, to face life’s challenges with determination and vigor. I always remember the words you told me when I was a teenager.... “Believe in yourself and don't be afraid to be different as that strength will allow you to forge your own path just as a stallion runs free and strong - the easiest path taken makes you no different than one cow in a herd of hundreds.” That image stayed with me my whole life every time I doubted myself or I was about to do something my heart told me I shouldn’t. Your words were powerful and life changing. Thank you Mom.
I could not have done it without you. You nurtured, cared for, and loved my children…you supported my career. You made dinners, prepared at least 6,895 plates of cheese and crackers for the kids, you cleaned my house. You made things work when times were tough. We laughed, we cried, we travelled and drank wine together. You were my best friend. Oh how I will miss you my beautiful Mother…. I will love you forever.
With much love,
Your daughter Deborah

FROM THE FAMILY