LOOMIS, Florence Geraldine
January 12, 1968 – November 14, 2023
On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, Florence Geraldine Loomis, a beloved member of the Vegreville community, peacefully passed away at the age of 55 in the comforting embrace of her daughter.
Florence’s legacy will forever be cherished by those who knew and loved her. She is survived by her son Kelly (Valentina) Loomis, daughter Kayla (Conlynn) Melenka, and her two grandchildren, Taelynn and Hayley, who were the source of her absolute pride and joy. Affectionately known as “Baba Loomis,” Florence’s favorite name embodied her cherished role and the deep love she had for her family.
Additionally, Florence’s impact extended beyond her family, as she dedicated over half her life as a home care nurse, touching the lives of many in the community.
She will also be deeply missed by her siblings Gloriann Sarafinchan (Isadore), Marlene Pankiw (Ray), Joyce Sarafinchan, brother-in-law David Skoretz, along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband Randy Loomis, her parents William and Mary Sarafinchan, and her sister Diana Skoretz.
Florence’s life was a testament to love, kindness, and unwavering dedication to her family and her community. Her warm spirit and infectious laughter left an indelible mark on all those fortunate enough to have known her. She will be remembered for her boundless generosity, strength in adversity, and the immense love she shared with those around her.
A Celebration of Florence’s Life will be held at the Vegreville United Church on Friday, November 24th, 2023, at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Scott Reynolds officiating. Following the service, interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery.
In honor of Florence’s legacy and her affection for her grandchildren, donations may be made to the “Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation”, continuing her dedication to the well-being of children.
Florence Geraldine Loomis will be deeply missed but forever remembered for the light she brought into the lives of those she touched.