Sidam – Mrs. Flo Sidam of Brooks, beloved wife of the late Monty Mortensen, passed away in Brooks on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 at the age of 72 years. Flo was born on August 16th, 1948 in Medicine Hat, Alberta to Edwin and Agnes Finkbeiner. She attended school in Hays, Alberta and later attended college in Drumheller, Alberta receiving her Hairdressing License. Flo married Jerry Sidam in 1968 and together they had 2 children, Cameron in 1969 and Charmaine in 1974. Flo and Jerry later divorced in 1984. She met her soulmate Monty Mortensen in 1988 and they lived on a farm south of Brooks. Flo worked at Safeway in Brooks for over 25 years, until taking early retirement at the age of 60 years. She loved camping, her yard, sheep, gardening, watching curling, her dog Corky, happy hours and, most importantly, her grandchildren, who many referred to her as “Grandma O”. Friends and family will fondly remember family gatherings at the farm and endless hours playing card games, especially Yahtzee and Crib. Flo’s favorite phrase was “Grandma’s house, Grandma’s rules!” She was predeceased by the love of her life, Monty Mortensen; first husband Jerry Sidam; parents Ed and Aggie Finkbeiner; sister-in-law Elaine Finkbeiner and great nephew Chet Sulz. Flo is survived by her children, Cam (Jasmine), Charmaine (Dave) and step-children Shari (Ray) and Miles; grandchildren, Cooper (Maddy), Keelynn, Colton (Libby), Scout, Jasper, Piper, Tyler (Taylor), Lindsay (Jesse), Mac, Kayden and Maysie; daughter-in-law Tracy Sidam; 3 brothers and 1 sister and their families. A Private Family celebration will be held at a later date. In memory of Flo, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5.
Cremation is entrusted to and conducted by
Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematorium, Brooks
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