Dewitt-Tisch, Florence Louise

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJuly 23, 1939 – May 2, 2013
at the age of 73 years

Open House:  Saturday, May 18, 2013   1 – 4 p.m.
Fischer’s Funeral Services

Mom, otherwise known as Florence Louise DeWitt, died on May 2nd, 2013 at the age of 73 years.  Flo always said, “When it’s time for me to go, it’ll be quick, just you watch.”  She got that.  She is free.  Bravo!

Her most enduring quality was her unbending love of her children.  We carry that into the generations and relationships in our lives.

Many will remember the joy and laughter Flo shared with those around her – which is many in number and in many different places around Southern Ontario and British Columbia.

Flo was born on July 23rd, 1939 in Hamilton to Cliff and Libby DeWitt.  She grew up on a fruit orchard in Stoney Creek, Ontario.  Flo fondly recalled riding her horse Cricket and caring for her brother Tom and sister Norma.  In addition to her children, Flo is survived by her sister Norma and her husband Richard te Boekhorst; and their children Ryan, Nina, Lora and Cari.

Flo began her professional life as a nurse in 1960’s.  Near the end of that decade and the early 1970’s, Flo was instrumental with her husband Geoff in establishing Educo Adventure School and several sites for intentional communities developed by The Emissaries of Divine Light.  She became eternally devoted to her children Daniel (1972) and Katherine (1977).  Combining her experience as a nurse and her entrepreneurial drive, she founded Health DataCare (database software for nursing homes) in the mid-1980’s.  The last two decades of Flo’s life was filled with the things she loved: people, nature, music and spirituality.

Flo never let challenge get far from her daily experience.  She passionately engaged with people and pursued visions that she felt were right.  In her twilight years, ailments in her physical body began to challenge her the most.  That never let her stop from offering a turkey dinner and a cherry pie to those blessed to be her neighbours.  Thank you.  We love you.


  1. I remember Florence from Fruitland School, early 50s. Sorry to know of her passing at this late date. Was informed that her sister Norma passed this year. The family home at DeWitt and Barton has also been torn down.

  2. Kath– I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Keep the happy memories close and remember she loved you and was so proud of you. Sandy

  3. We are so very sorry to hear of Flo’s passing. She will be missed at the Lions Manor snd by her friends she made there. Teas and potlucks will be one very nice person less. I will always remember her smile and laugh.

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