April 3, 1951 – November 28, 2013
Frances passed away after a very short but fiercely courageous battle with cancer.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband John; parents Dorothy and Dave MacDonald; son Kevin (Sarah); sisters Barb (Jon); Pat (Andy); Maureen (Manny); brother David (Pat); nieces Colleen, Natalie, Elyse and Steffi; nephews Mitch, Sean and Trevor.
Frances will also be lovingly remembered by our Forest Service family and our Family of Friends. She asked that you celebrate her memory in the way she loved; sitting at the dining table, surrounded by people who love each other; enjoying delicious food prepared by family and friends in a room filled with laughter. Raise a glass of wine in toast. Not too big a glass because Fran wasn’t much of a drinker.
Fran loved doing crafts and participating in the Skeena Mall Craft Fair. Her sewing skills lay dormant until her grandson Noah arrived. She took great pleasure in sewing receiving blankets and quilts for Noah and Hadley.
Fran completed K-12 twice. The first time as a student in New Westminster, B.C. the second as a mom in Terrace, B.C. She volunteered to work with students that needed a little extra help. Along with other parents, she planned school events that enriched the students experience.
During her brief stay in hospital, she recognized the quality of care she received was enhanced by the student nurses working alongside the nurse professionals. We are forever grateful to the nurses and doctors who treated her with compassion and respect. They ensured her last days were spent in comfort. Frances was able to die with dignity and minimal pain.
To honor Fran’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.