Lady Flo Was Laid to Rest Yesterday

State funeral

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Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen funeral was held yesterday with everyone from family and friends to the Prime Minister in attendance.

 

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull paid tribute to Lady Flo saying:

"Lady Flo had a long life well lived.  It was a life of love and service to the community, service to the Lord and to Queensland. It's always a sad time when we lose someone we love, but this was a time to celebrate a long life well lived."  

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Lady Flo's legacy will live on, with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk saying that she would be seeking the permission of the Bjelke-Petersen family to dedicate part of the new 66-bed Kingaroy Hospital in her honour.

Ms Palaszczuk said as a Senator Lady Flo brought her passion for family, faith and cooking those famous pumpkin scones to the fore.

She added that “today is a day for us to remember Lady Flo in totality - her life, her contribution, her mark on our state. We celebrate her legacy.

"Vale Lady Flo."

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Hundreds gathered at the town hall in Kingaroy to celebrate the former Nationals senator and wife of Queensland's longest-serving and most controversial premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, who died in 2005.

 

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