Laforge, Frances Ruth

Laforge, Frances Ruth

January 10th, 2019

Our Matriarch, look at what you have created.
The family of Frances Ruth Laforge (Tilt) would like to announce the passing of our wife, mom and nanna. Entering her 86th year, Frances left our physical world with her greatest achievements surrounding her bedside, holding her hands.

Survived by her husband Arthur Laforge, together they shared 66 incredible years of marriage. At 16 years old she held his arm for the first time and never let it go. That love and connection created a family, a legacy. Oldest daughter, Merina Ireland and her three daughters, Laura (Chris), CJ (Josh) and Victoria (Greg), her birthday girl. Noonie spent countless trips to the mall with her mom, searching for that perfect outfit that apparently never existed. Time is all we have, and that, they spent together. Daughter Lynn Laforge-Tieman (predeceased) and her daughter Alison (Jonathan) and son James. Lynny and her mom had a special bond that included mainly blankets and naps. Losing Lynny nearly broke her, but she found her joy and surrounded herself with her family, making the hole in her heart survivable.  
Daughter Jane Laforge, husband Gerry Stemmler and their two sons, Alec (Chelsea) and Dylan. Sticky, Janey was lucky enough to have an incredibly close connection with her mom. Daily calls and visits were the norm, Janey could convince her mom to do just about anything, including wearing face paint to a Colts NFL game. The bond that she had with Dylan and Alec was exceptional and beautiful. 
Son Michael Laforge and his wife Susan. Her boy, her son, she was incredibly proud and enamoured by him always. His humour and ability to make her laugh was unmatched. Mike was very much the missing piece to her perfect view in life. He completed her picture.

Nana to four great-grandchildren, Lexi, Elliot, Griffin and Marley, these four kept her young.
A full and abundant life, Fran was born and raised in Northern Ontario, moving to Brantford, Ontario and eventually on to London, Ontario, where so much of her family joined her.
She spent many winters in Florida, traveled the world and always looked forward to the multitude of family gatherings. She smoked a cigar in the Caribbean, golfed in the Arabian desert and split every dinner she ever ordered. She was the best friend to her children, loved every puppy she ever knew and lived for every second she could spend with family. 


This family will never be the same, we will miss you incredibly.  

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Frances are asked to consider The Salvation Army or the United Way London & Middlesex.

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Book of Condolences

Rafik LouliI'm so sorry for your loss. She was clearly an amazing woman. May you have Peace and Strength during this very difficult time.
Cam and Iona B. HillSending you love and prayers. Losing a Mom is so difficult. They know us best as they were the first one to call us by our name. It is a bond that is full of unconditional love, support and a soft place to land when needed. Your Mom will always be in your spirit and heart. That is her gift to you.
Lyle & Debbie StricklandOur deepest sympathies Michael to you and your entire family. Rejoice in the time and life you shared with your mother , the memories will never be far away and will carry you through.
Scott LongPeople expect you to be okay after about a week or two. Once the shock of the funeral wears off, people will slowly start to forget about your pain and expect you to be normal again. It’s okay to avoid people for a little while. It’s okay to still be grieving. Sometimes people are so focused on themselves, they forget how to be a real friend. Sorry to hear about your loss Mike and Susan. Scotty Store 691
Terry DubuqueMy thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time Mike.
Ross & Marie ColumbusSo sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. We had good times golfing and will miss the laughs.
Patti DavisWe were saddened to hear of the loss of your mother/mother-in-law. We trust that you have many fond memories to help sustain you at this sad time. So sorry for your loss.
Moira SargentArt & family, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I remember all the fun times we had golfing and am sorry we didn't get more. Fran was truly a lovely lady and always had a smile. My sincere condolences on your loss.
Rosa MoreiraMike My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I hope the memories you shared over the years will help comfort you during this difficult time and in the years to come. So sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself.
Phil & Joan MetzMike, Susan and family sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with the family at this time.
Karen RossettiMike, Susan & Family: May the sadness you feel in your heart be filled with beautiful memories of a life well lived. So very sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a new angel, she is your guardian angel and she will always be with you. You will feel her presence and she will send you signs that she is with you... always. May her rest be eternal. Karen Rossetti
Craig UffelmanI was so sad to hear about the passing of your mother Mike. I know I only met her a few times, but what a warm and genuine person she seemed to be. Please relay my condolences to the rest of your family.
JOHANNA MATTHEWSI was shocked and saddened that Fran and I did not have a last chat. She was my neighbor for the past five years. We shared the same birth-date and with our updated laws we talked about sitting on her patio next July 1 just having a little toke. How she laughed. I will cherish her memory always.
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