Mum, I’m trying to manifest some joy and festive spirit for Christmas, but it’s really hard because it was always like you brought it with you when you came to our house the week before Christmas. Your excitement and innocence and sweetness (always but) particularly around Christmas really made the holidays worth all the fuss. ❤️
Frances was my sister and my friend. We had gotten closer than ever over the last few years and I looked forward to our regular visits (when Leslee and I travelled from Thunder Bay) and phone calls – at least weekly. That is when I learned how relatives and family friends were doing, since Frances kept in touch with so many of them. She was a good listener and I always felt better after we talked. I am certain that her many friends and relatives felt the same. Frances was a caring and compassionate person – always ready with a warm smile, a big hug and food to share. She was ready to open up her home to family and friends. Fran was a painter and a writer. She enjoyed her writer’s group and her own paintings adorned the walls of her home. I treasure the notes she wrote in a beautiful caligraphic style - the words carefully chosen and heartfelt - reflecting her warm and caring character. I miss Frances now and I will for a long time, but I am thankful for the love and the time we shared. I carry with me many fond memories of Frances: my sister and my friend.
Frances was my friend, the kind of friend everyone wants and needs in their life but is rarely blessed with, a good listener, always positive, never complaining or gossiping, even-tempered. She shared all the good and bad and always uplifted my spirits if I was down. Our monthly luncheon dates were so much fun. I will miss our annual trips to the French River Trading Post, fish and chip lunch in Killarney and sojourn to Manitoulin Island. Her passing has left a huge void in my life and I will miss her always. Thank you Frances for touching my life the way you did. Rest in Peace, my Friend.
Dearest Frances : Thank you for being my sister. As a young student stuck on my homework you patiently helped me find my way to answers. As adults our visits and phone calls included friendly advice, honesty and cheer.Thank you for looking after our mother as her health declined. Having you closeby gave us great peace of mind. Thank you for staying in touch with relatives that I haven't and being a rich resource on family history. Having gatherings at your house was a special way to relive old memories and make new ones:dancing, painting,tall BBQ flames and family celebrations. Thank you Frances. I love you and miss you. Daniel.
Will miss her smiling face and warm greeting when we "pass the peace"at Trinity.She was a very special person and will be missed by her church family.
I always looked forward to hear her excitedly exclaim “my favourite person!!” and give me a giant hug and a kiss on the cheek every Sunday morning as I walked into church. I’m pretty sure she said that to many people, but it still made me feel wanted and special. She was one of my favourite parts of Sunday mornings and an integral part of the brunch bunch. I’m really going to miss her sassy remarks and her spunky personality, but most of all, her love for Jesus and our church. She is already deeply missed, but I know I’ll get those big hugs and cheek smooches again someday!
Fran came rolling into our lives with a passion for friendship, family and faith. Together we embarked on a journey that would shape our lives forever. We recall her contagious sense of humour, hours of music - often standing directly in front of the stereo, eyes closed - and evenings around her kitchen table wrestling with life's questions, renewing our faith. Someday Franny we'll crank that stereo volume with you again.
I knew Fran for 21 years. I appreciated her sunny disposition so much. I'm so glad I had a good visit with her recently, but wish I could have had many more.
I knew Fran from church. I just knew her to say hello but this wonderful memorial tells her story so beautifully. I am so sorry for your for loss.
Trinity Church Family loved Fran and Fran loved them right back. Rest In God’s Peace And Goodness.
I was blessed to be apart of Francis’ church family. Her smile and warmth were the first thing I would see walking in the doors. My Sunday mornings weren’t complete until I got a famous Francis hug. She was pure love and I consider myself so lucky to have met her.
Fran, I was so blessed to meet you. Beautiful, warm, kind, joy-filled spirit with the ability to express so authentically. You are loved and missed
I knew "Fab Fran" as a co-worker in the Finance dept. after amalgamation. She was a great friend and we had many laughs together, especially when she got caught doing her little dance moves when she was happy about something. Keep on dancing Fran like no one is watching! Will miss having our lunches together.
I'm very sad to hear of the passing of Fran. I worked with Fran for many years at the City. She was my administrative assistant and a friend. Fran was a true professional and kept ours offices organised and running smoothly. She had my complete confidence and trust. Fab Fran was absolutely fabulous. I can't remember a single bad day at work for Fran. She always made us feel that everything was fabulous. Yes she danced many times per day at work. Even when she was in pain and waiting for her hip surgery she managed little jigs and plenty of smiles. Fran was a great person with a great heart. I am grateful for my years with Fran and will remember her fondly. Roger
"I'll be seeing you, in all the old familiar places, and later on too!! Rest in peace, my friend, until we meet again!!
Fran was an active participant in our church in different roles. We have many good memories of Fran, Bruce & Krista. God's peace to you.
I cannot express how much my heart aches for you. If you need someone to talk to or a shoulder to lean on I am here for you.
I knew Fran as "Krista's Mum" and she was one of those rare parents of friends that you actually wanted to hang around with. Such a warm spirit and just all around loveable person.