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April 2, 1927 - December 21, 2023

Our dearest Frances passed away peacefully on December 21st, 2023.

She was reunited in heaven with her beloved husband of 60 years, Arthur, on what would be his 100th birthday as well as her son, David. We know they celebrated together in heaven.

Frances was born in Calgary, to William and Maude Dorward who had immigrated from Scotland. There she met her husband Arthur, who came to Calgary to serve in the Air Force during World War II. Following the war, they settled in North Vancouver where they started their family and welcomed three children, Susan, Diane and David.

Frances was very involved in Girl Guides and travelled to Texas as a guide commissioner. She also enjoyed Scottish Country dancing and celebrating her rich Scottish heritage. She was an active member of the St. Martin's Anglican Church in North Vancouver where she served many years as president of the ACW, Anglican Church Women.

She had a talent for sewing and knitting, creating beautiful blankets and stuffed animals for her grandchildren and the children at church. She loved caring for children through the years as well as spending time making ice-cream and going for walks with her great grandchildren.

In 2018, Frances moved to Abbotsford to live with her daughter, Diane, who lovingly cared for her. She continued to be a part of the ACW at St. Matthew's Anglican Church.

Frances will always be remembered for her quick wit and personality that filled the room. She was a loving wife, mom, Gran, and friend.

Special thank you to the staff at Valhaven Home where mom spent her last year.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1pm. on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at St. Matthew's Church, 2010 Guilford Drive, Abbotsford B.C.

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, April 13, 2024
1:00 PM
St. Matthew's Church, 2010 Guilford Drive, Abbotsford

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