Florence Merle Matichuk, 87, a former resident of Capac, MI and Lakeland, FL, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2020. She was born February 13, 1933 in Insinger, Saskatchewan, the daughter of Peter and Anna (Wus) Kowalchuk. She married her beloved husband Don in 1950 in Windsor, Canada. She and Don moved to Detroit, where they began to raise their family and finally settled in Capac. For many years, she and her husband ran the Capac Athletic Boosters weekly bingo fundraiser, where she would bake her delicious cinnamon rolls every week. After her husband retired, they moved to Lakeland, FL. Florence was a member of St. Anthony parish in Lakeland where she enjoyed volunteering. Florence also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, bowling and gardening; but most of all she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her beloved children, Don (June) Matichuk of Lapeer, Victoria (John) Wus of Munising, Joseph (Harriett) Matichuk of Panama City, FL, Maryanne Turner of Romeo, Karen (Dave) Pyrce of Romeo and Tom (Janet) Matichuk of Troy. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and sisters Olga (Harold) Petterle of Southgate and Patsy Szydlowski of Taylor.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Josie Kapulak in 2018; and her husband, Don in 2006.
Visitation and funeral services in Romeo are pending on Oct. 15 and 16.
A memorial service in Lakeland, FL will be held in the future.
Memorial donations may be made in Florence’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Muir Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, 296 South Main, Romeo, MI 48065.