Francis, Doreen

Francis, Doreen

January 28th, 2020

Passed away peacefully with her children by her side, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Doreen Francis, of Sarnia, at the age of 86. Born in Sarnia on December 2, 1933, Doreen was predeceased by her husband George Francis (2001) and her brother William Boyd (2018). Dearly loved mother of Susan Price, Wendy Francis and Brian (Sergio) Francis. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Katelyn (Kevin), Jaclyn, Ryan, Ella and great-granddaughter Madeline. Doreen lived a full life. She was a cub leader at Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church for many years, a long-time member of St. Luke’s United Church and the United Church Women (UCW), and volunteered at the Strangway Centre in Sarnia, for the Canadian Red Cross, and for the VON following her move to London, Ontario in 2009. Doreen’s family would like to express their appreciation to the Palliative Care staff at Victoria Hospital and at Parkwood Institute for their care of Doreen, as well as the staff and residents at Longworth Retirement Residence, a place where she made many friends and enjoyed the various social activities. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. A private interment will be held at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Doreen are asked to consider Parkwood Institute – Palliative Care Program or the Canadian Cancer Society. 

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Nancy MathesonSue, I am sorry for your loss. Cherish all the wonderful memories of your Mom and keep them close to your heart. Sharing in your sadness, xo Nancy
Glenda McCormickWhat a lovely photo of a lovely woman. Aunt Doreen was a beautiful lady, inside and out. Our sympathy to all of you. Kevin and Glenda
Debbie ForrestI will always remember her laugh. Her laugh would make us all giggle and she loved to laugh. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you
Ria LinardatosWhat a beautiful picture of Doreen! Deepest condolences and big hugs to all the family. May you all be holding close fond memories of such a wonderful mom and woman.
Lori FinchSue and family - I extend my deepest sympathy on your mother's passing. May she rest in peace; and may you, and your family be consoled and comforted by the support and prayers of your friends and loved ones during this difficult time.
Kal AbouzeeniHeartfelt condolences to you and your family. May she rest in peace by the Mercy of God.
Mary-Jo CallaghanDoreen was a very special person. She had a real sparkle and was always fun to be around. We will never forget all the fun PFLAG get togethers we had in Sarnia with our dear friends Doreen and George who both were strong advocates for the Gay community. Doreen’s sparkle will definitely be missed. We send our love and sincere sympathy to all the family. Mary-Jo and Jim Callaghan
Kelly ReeveSteve and I would like to Send our condolences to the entire family. I recently had the opportunity to visit with the Fashionable lovely Doreen We laughed, giggled and I was happy to have seen her. She loved her family and smiled about you all. When she spoke of you all she shined like a diamond . Her giggle was infectious. Rest In Peace XX Kelly Reeve Steve Reeve
Melanie ColeMy condolences to Doreen's entire family, especially Brian, Wendy & Susan. Your mom was such a kind, loving soul. I absolutely adored her. May she be at peace, reunited with George and Bill. I'll hear her laughter forever. xo
Dinah MorrisonMy deepest sympathy goes out to all the family. I was unable to attend being I was in the hospital myself, and have just learnt of her passing. My prayers for the family. I will miss her friendship.
Shelley KernTo Doreen's Family, on behalf of the Strangway Community Centre please accept our condolences on your mother's recent passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Darlene SlingerlandTo Susan Price and family: I wish to offer my sincere condolences for the loss of your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Let sadness fly away on the wings of time.
Hope ReaderSue, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved mother. I pray that you and your family are comforted during this very hard time. May God bless you and hold you in his loving arms.
Karen RoweSue, my sincere condolences to you and your family.
KarrieSue, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Sending big hugs to you all xo
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