FRANCES THOMPSON

Frances Maud Thompson (Burdett) passed away peacefully September 19, 2003 a the MSA Cottage Hospital, Abbotsford, B.C. at the age of 92. Fran was pedeceased by her loving husband David Vivian Thompson who passed away January 13, 2002 and brothers Ted Burdett, Joe Burdett (Fjola), Frank Burdett (Louise), Jim Burdett (Rose), Dave Burdett (Edna), Jack Burdett (surviving sister-in-law Florence) Oak Point, Manitoba. Frances is survived by 3 daughters Sybil Paul (Jerry) of Trail, BC., Shirley Osborne (Dennis) of Marysville, BC, Vivian Erhart (Donald) of Cochrane, Alberta, 2 sons David (Marlene) of White Rock, B.C., Larry (Debbie) of Abbotsford, BC. As well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren, 4 surviving brothers Ken Burdett (Agatha) Winnipeg, Manitoba, Charlie Burdett (Pat) Lundar, Manitoba, Stan Brudett (Edna) Lundar, Manitoba, Fred Burdett (predeceased Audrey) Oak Point, Manitoba, sister Louise Sigurdson (Eddie) Oak Point, Manitoba, sister-in-law Olive Fussey (Charlie) of Abbotsford, B.C., brothers-in-law Ben Thompson (Florence deceased) Abbotsford, B.c. Lester Thompson(Margaret) Penticton, B.C., Bill Thompson (Betty) Winfield, BC, Fran and Dave were both born in Manitoba. They were married in 1934 and stayed in Manitoba until 1940 when they moved to Trail, B.C. Dave worked at the Cominco Smelter Boiler shop until 1957 when illness forced him to retire and do carpentry work which he loved (he never lived in a place that didn’t have a very large shop for him to work). Fran worked at Wise’s Hardware until they moved to Abbotsford in 1973. Fran retired and Dave continued with his carpentry and woodwork. In 1983 they moved to Quesnel and back to Abbotsford in 1991 for their final years to live with their son Larry and daughter-in-law Debbie until Fran had to go into a nursing home in 1994. Now they are together again after Alzheimers’ had seperated them. Both will be remembered lovingly for their friendly smiles and caring manner. Fran has requested no service but when her ashes are received they will be put togethr with Dave’s, and interred at a date and place to be chosen later by their family.


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