Flora Tina Smith (Buffi), beloved wife of Valdine Smith went to be with her Saviour, on Monday October 26, 2020 at the age of 98 years, 7 months and 2 days.
Flora was born at home on the family farm in Waldersee on March 24, 1922 to Jacob and Katherine Buffi. She was baptized as a Child of God on April 17, 1922. Her baptismal verse was Mark 10:14. She was confirmed into the Lutheran Church on March 21, 1937, her bible verse was John 11:25-26.
Flora and Val were married on December 26, 1941. They farmed and raised their family at West Tupper until 1983 when Flora and Val built a new home in Plumas and they left their sons Donnie and Mervyn to take over the family farm. Donnie and Sheila still live on that farmyard in the house Flora and Val built in 1970 and Rick and Doreen currently live in the house they built in Plumas.
In 1994 Flora moved from the house in town to the Village View Lodge and lived there for many years enjoying time spent with friends. Life in the Lodge became even better when Sherri started to cook the noon meals. We would like to thank the wonderful Home Care Workers who helped take care of mom so she was able to remain in the Lodge for a few more years.
Eventually mom decided it was time to move into Country Meadows in Neepawa and had called it home for the last four and a half years. Thank you to Flora’s Special Nurses who treated her like family and took the absolute best care of her. She loved you all dearly.
Flora loved spending time with her family and friends. Her favourite thing to do was cook and feed her family delicious home cooked meals and treats. Flora made the best fried chicken, perogies, crunchy meat, cinnamon buns, sugar cookies and mocha cakes (everyone was always asking for that recipe). She also loved teaching her grandchildren how to bake. If she wasn't in the kitchen you could find her tending to her flowers, gardening or chasing after her grandchildren.
Mom also taught Sunday School and belonged to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League with many other wonderful ladies with whom she had so much fun.
Flora was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Katherine Buffi, her husband Val, whom she has been waiting to reunite with for 37 years, her siblings Jack (Millie), Minnie (Bill), Elsie (John), Reinhold (Edna), Ed (Elva), and (Ed Oswald).
She is survived by her children Eileen (Don) Porosky, Rick (Doreen) Smith, Judy (Don) Lafreniere, Marj (Randy) Single, Don (Sheila) Smith, Mervyn (Brenda) Smith, her grandchildren Val (Rob), Trevor (Sally), Sherri (Todd), Kevin (Lisa), Conrad (Kristy), James (Sarah), Grant (Trent), Mark (Kristina), Kristen (Justin), Kara, Raechelle (Mike), Greg (Kristin), Brandon (Andrea) and her beloved nineteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Herb Buffi and Erna Oswald, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Flora will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. Her infectious smile and laugh will be greatly missed. We were often told that she would brighten up any room she was in.
Her earthly remains will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Plumas Cemetery where through her baptismal grace she will await the joy of the resurrection at the coming of our Lord.
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Zion Lutheran Church - Memorial Fund
Box 278, Plumas, Manitoba R0J 1P0,