- 73 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 30, 1940
- Place of birth:
British Columbia, Canada
- Date of passing: Apr 29, 2014
- Place of passing:
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
|Let the memory of Frances be with us forever|
"Thinking about you mom on what would have been your 75th birthday!"
"Miss you mom, thinking of you often, especially today.
"A year has come and gone. A day has not passed that I have not had her with me. Still inspiring me. Miss you! Holding onto to your spirit and your joy in life and your laughter.
"I was deeply saddened to hear of the news of Fran's passing. I feel very fortunate to have met her and her sons, Al and David when they visited Bezanson, Alberta to view the area in which Fran's grandfather A.M. Bezanson, settled."
"Condolences David and Alan.
Your Mum and I shared a Rotary table for the past 20 years, keeping each other appraised whether we would make the meeting or not. As such she became a great friend to Pat and I. On many occasions we would visit her florist shop and go next door for coffee on our walks. During my working years Fran served faithfully on the RCMP Community Policing Committee. Her efforts in support of obtaining a new police detachment back in 1998 greatly helped in that quest. Fran's supportive contributions to Mission 180 in Kenya of food and clothing to needy families speaks highly of her desire to help others in Africa.
She was a great lady, a true friend and a tremendous supporter of Willow Point. We miss her!!
Larry & Pat Stright, Campbell River, BC"
"Fran was a wonderful woman to both know and work with. I had the fortune of having Fran as our go to florist for over a decade and she took as much pride in the little jobs as she did the big ones. As a fellow Rotarian, Fran was an inspiration in her amazing capacity to give thoughtlessly and always have a smile. Her absence has left a space that I doubt will be filled anytime soon, if ever. I cannot imagine how the loss of such a mom is on the boys she loved and adored but thank you for sharing her. She left the world a better place because she was a part of it."
"The "Revitalization of Willow Point" Blueprint that Fran gave me a couple months ago still sits on my desk and points to her persistence in her drive to making our Community a better place to live in. Among all the selfless gifts and time that she has donated to us, Fran was the cornerstone of the of the Village renaissance. I'll think of her everytime I pass through Willow Point."
"David and Alan...I am touched by your notice in the paper reguarding your moms passing. Wow, what a strong lady and wonderful life she's had. Although I did not meet her, I wish I had. I am the lucky girl that had adopted your moms beloved Tiger cat. I want you and your mom to be assured I will take exceptional care of her beautiful friend. He will never want for anything I assure you, except maybe your moms company :( I also felt it appropriate to add a middle name for him. He is now to be known as 'Mr. Tiger Frances' . I'm again sorry for your loss :("
"I am so glad I got to know Fran and be known by her. What an amazing woman and what a legacy she has left for us. Somehow she always remembered the various special occasions that my husband and I shared and she remembered our love for yellow roses - they were fresh and ready for us year after year. Her contributions to the community of Willow Point and the city of Campbell River are endless. I, too, will miss sharing her disgust of shady politicians. You've had a hard ride, Fran - I will miss you, but I am happy that you are no longer in pain. XX"
"Such a shock to read in the obits of Fran's passing . She was a force of nature, and the world energy level dropped substantially when she left us. Campbell River (and Willow Point in particular) has lost a great ambassador. No doubt she's already busy getting things sorted for the rest of us in the Great Beyond! A great person, hugely missed. My sincere condolences to her family."
My Other Mother,
You have been my friend, my ally, my other mother for almost 30 years. I honored you as my own mom...You inspired me as a woman who overcame great adversity, and yet always found more to give to everyone else. Always putting others needs before your own. True to the end. Your laughter, your advice, your pride in your grandchildren will be always missed. You have left a void that will never be filled. Lessons in life from you I will carry forward, one of the most important, no matter the challenge, it is manageable and acceptance of people
. One foot in front of the other always! And laughter, always laughter... I will miss you, never forget the lessons you showed me, and love you always."
"Mom - I am still shocked and saddened that you are gone. For so much of my life you were the indestructible force that could overcome anything, especially where your children were involved. You sacrificed so much for us and never once complained. I will love you always."
"Mom, you endured so much for so long, yet you handled it all with dignity and grace. You never complained, but instead chose to help others, often with fierce determination and tenacity that got things accomplished. I am inspired by your spirit.
I will miss you, miss the stories you would tell, miss the cackling laughter, miss the scathing opinions about various politicians of the day.
Most of all I will miss my mom, miss being called "fuzzy", miss the hugs that only a mother can give.
I love you mom.
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