Frances Eileen Kary passed away peacefully at Joseph Creek Care Village on Friday, February 6, 2015.
Fran was born in Cranbrook on January 21, 1922. She was the only daughter of Elmer and Lillian Carver. She lived in Cranbrook her entire life, except while proudly serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII.
Fran was pre-deceased by her husband, Archie, her children David and Janis, and her brother Ken Carver. She is survived by her son, Bob Kary, daughters Susan (Ron) Pack and Marnie (Dennis) Wightman, devoted granddaughter Kara Roop, grandsons, Alan Zander, Mac (Christine) Carmichael, Nicholas Zander, Chris (Kelly) Pack, Philip Wightman, Justin Oakes, and Dennis James (Wendy) Wightman Jr., four great grandchildren, sister-in-law Lois Carver, and brother-in-law Laurence Kary.
Fran’s family would like to extend profound thanks to the staff at Joseph Creek Care Village for the wonderful care, exceptional kindness, and friendship they extended to Fran, and her family, while she lived there, and to those who provided the same during her previous stays at Joseph Creek, and the FW Green Memorial Home. Deep gratitude also goes to the volunteers of the Heart and Stroke Club and the staff at Mane Designs for adding special sparkle to Fran’s life.
A memorial service for Fran will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook at 2:00 pm. Fran will be interred in Westlawn Cemetery. Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in Fran’s honour is can do so to: Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, Okanagan/Kootenays Area Office, #4, 1551 – Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9M9.