Margaret Fanny “Florence” (Cullen) Mackesy, of R.R. #1 Paisley, passed away after a brief illness at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Thursday, September 21, 2023, in her 83rd year.
Florence was an avid reader, which led her to a career as a librarian. She worked in St. Catharines as a noted reference librarian for several years. Florence then completed her Master of Library Science at the University of Toronto before moving back to her native Bruce County. Her passion for reading didn’t just include books but included the likes of The Rural Voice, Legion publications, and local newspapers. She was a regular at the Chesley Library and a proud member of the Brown Bag Book Club. Florence was the family historian and was deeply committed to her family’s genealogy. She will be dearly missed.
Loving sister of Jim Cullen and his wife Valerie Wasserfall of R.R. #1 Paisley. Florence will be fondly remembered by her nephew James of Holland Township and niece Stephanie Cullen of London. She was predeceased by her brother Les, and parents James and Marjorie (Young) Cullen.
In following Florence’s wishes, her body was donated to science and no further services will be held at this time. Inurnment in Chesley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Bruce County Public Library or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.