Born Eleanor Francine Allan in Winnipeg, 27 December 1934, passed away at Oceanview in St Joseph’s Hospital, Comox, 29 October 2010, surrounded by love and family.
Fran was predeceased by her husband John, and is survived by her son Kendall (Lisa) of Courtenay, her daughter Gail Gottschalk (Ron) of Grande Prairie, AB, her brother Russell Wreggitt (Margaret) of Comox, plus a number of grandchildren, nieces and cousins.
Fran served in the RCAF as a “Fighter Cop” at a number of fun Bases such as Edgar, Foise, Beaverlodge, Mount Apica, Baldy Hughes, North Bay and Halifax. She was also a very capable switchboard operator and office administrator, particularly at UBC farm and as a volunteer with Citizens on Patrol. She loved bingo and her grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Fran’s Life will be held at the Courtenay Legion Upper Hall, Thursday, 18 November, at 2:00pm.
Flowers gratefully declined but donations in her memory to any charity would be appreciated. The family did appreciate the kind and compassionate care provided by Dr. Des. Konway and the dedicated staff at Oceanview as they all made a very difficult time much more bearable.