Mavis Florence Symonds

ID # 2432, (1895-2005)
BirthMavis Florence Symonds was born on 22 September 1895 at London, England. 
MarriageShe married Alfred Lawrence Himes, son of John Himes and Lavinia Mathewson, in 1952. 
DeathShe died on 8 December 2005 at Toronto, Ont., at age 110. 
BurialShe was buried at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Section 24, lot 480. 
NoteSeptember 23, 2004
This morning in the Toronto Sun on page 3 is an article for Flo for her 109th birthday. Her date and place of birth is given. Her maiden name isn't given; that comes from another source, but her marriage history is given.

The story says that she was the eldest of seven children. She came to Canada in 1906 and worked at a Manitoba farm. Her first husband was William 'Billy' Warren and they were living in Montreal when he died. By him, she had a son, Dr. Russ Warren, who became a nuclear physicist. He died at age 85, date not given.

She then married an Alfred Balmforth and they moved to Ontario.

Her third husband was Alf Himes. The story, quoting stepson Cliff Himes, said that they were married in 1952.

The source for Flo's maiden name is from his death notice.

Per the Toronto Star issue of December 9, 2005, Flo's date of death is shown as December 8th. Mount Pleasant Cemetery Group shows her buried with her husband Alf Himes and his first wife, Lottie Victoria.

And, yes, Flo was 110 years old when she died. 
Last Edited5 May 2018