April 26, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce, after eight weeks in hospital following a stroke, that Fran, a wife, mother, baba, sister, aunt and dear friend to many, passed away peacefully at the Cranbrook Hospital on April 26, 2021, just days after her 84th birthday. She will be sorely missed.
Fran is survived by her loving husband Sam, married for one month short of 60 years. She is also survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Kevin) and Patricia (Dan), her six grandchildren, Megan, Brianne, Colton (Andrea), Mikayla (Brady), Annalise and Elena, her eldest sister Nell, brother/sister-in-laws Anne (Alec), Mabel (Peter) and Alec and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by her parents, Andrew (2003) and Mary (1991), her in-laws William (2007) and Vera (1997), her sister Valerie (2018), brother-in-laws John (1999) and William (1998) sister-in-law Liz (1999), nieces Sheila (2017) and Cathy (2020), and nephews Terry (1998) and Wayne (2019).
Thank you to all the doctors and nurses who so lovingly cared for our mom these last two months in the hospital in Kelowna and Cranbrook. Thank you for allowing her family to see her the last few weeks of her life with all the current restrictions.
A graveside service will be held at a later date this summer. To read an extended version of this final story for Fran, please visit the Mark Memorial website www.markmemorial.com/obituaries.
In memory of her, and in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of the places she volunteered, either the East Kootenay Foundation for Health www.ekfh.ca/donations-form or The Mission Thrift Store, www.missionthriftstore.com/financial-donate.
As her front door mat says, and something we will all miss,
“Welcome! Come in for a coffee, stay for some white things.”
We love you…and will miss you so very much. Obituary
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