Flora (Keith) Swaity

The world lost a great lady on June 2, 2021 when Flora Swaity passed away at the River East Personal Care Home. She was one month shy of her 90th birthday.

Flora was predeceased by 3 sisters, 2 brothers, her first husband Ronald Keith, second husband Russ Swaity, and son Don. She leaves to mourn a brother and sister in BC and her five remaining children, Ron (Susan), Gord (Liz), John (Leah), Wendy (Tom), and Ward (Joanne). She also leaves 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 5 great, great grandchildren, daughter-in-law Pat, and Russ’s five children and their families.

Flora was born on July 18, 1931 in Tisdale, SK and moved to BC with her family as a young girl. At age 17, she struck out on her own and relocated to Winnipeg where she met her first husband of 33 years, Ronald Keith. Together they raised 6 successful children and founded the largest independent insurance brokerage in Winnipeg’s north end. In 1996, Flora married Russ Swaity and they remained partners until his death in 2010.

In recent years, progressive dementia robbed Flora of most of her memories but this didn’t change her zest for life, fierce independence, and mischievous personality. It is these qualities that her family will remember and cherish most.

Special thanks to management and staff at the Irene Baron Eden Centre and to the nursing staff on Faith Lane at the River East Personal Care Home for their care and compassion over the past 3 years, and in particular during Flora’s final two weeks before passing.

Rest In Peace mom. You will be sadly missed and always remembered.
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