|Name} Detwiller, Florence Margaret||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Fam 4 Apr 1916||Place} Imperial, Saskatchewan|
|Marr.1: Date} Fam 15 Jul 1944||Place} Saskatchewan (Link)|
|Marr.2: Date} Fam 3 Jul 1965||Place} British Columbia (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 12 Nov 1981 C||Place} Duncan, North Cowichan, British Columbia|
|Burial: Date} Exa 16 Nov 1981||Place} Imperial Cemetery, Imperial, R.M. of Big Arm #251, SK|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Robert Hamilton Detwiller & Lucy Henrietta Shaw|
Relationship No.} 271
|1st Household No.} 379 = Last Mountain, Saskatchewan|
| Occupation 1} School teacher|
Occupation 2} Housewife
Gordon, Albert James (Bert)|
Bodden, Leonard R. (Len)
Total Number of} 2
|Notes: Florence Margaret Detwiller was born 4 Apr 1916 in Imperial, Saskatchewan.
Her parents were Robert Hamilton Detwiller and Lucy Henrietta Shaw.
In the 1916 Saskatchewan census, Florence was three months old and living
with her parents in Wood Creek, Last Mountain, Saskatchewan. Her
father was a farmer. There were two boarders living with the
family - William Danny, a laborer, and Marion May, a teacher.|
The 1921 Canada census included Florence's brother George William, born in 1917, sister Marion Henrietta, 1920. Her brother Robert Milton was born in 1930.
According to her own biography in The Imperial Review [p. 173-174], Florence graduated from Imperial High School in 1933. She attended Moose Jaw Normal School from 1936 through 1937. After teaching two years, taking additional courses, and repaying her student loans, she eventually earned her First Class Teacher's Certificate.
Florence married Albert James (Bert) Gordon of Watrous, Saskatchewan, on 15 Jul 1944. They had no children. He moved to New York about 1946 to attend NYC. After nine and one-half years of teaching in Saskatchewan, Florence moved to Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
In the 1962 Canada Voters Lists, Florence is listed as a teacher, living in the rural polling district of Koksilah, Nanaimo. In 1963, her address was Box 1344, Duncan. She taught for thirty-one years in British Columbia, before retiring.
Florence married Leonard (Len) Bodden on 3 Jul 1965. They lived in Duncan, and had no children. Florence committed suicide on 12 Nov 1981. Cause of death was asphyxia from carbon monoxide inhalation, caused by running her car in the garage with the door closed. After cremation, Florence was buried in the Imperial Cemetery, Imperial, Saskatchewan.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} None|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education:Normal School or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death} Suicide, asphyxia
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