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Born: Apr 19, 1930

Date of Passing: Sep 10, 2020

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Frances passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years with her family at her side on September 10, 2020 after a short illness.
She was predeceased by her parents Ethel and Frank Haywood; her husband, Alex; sister Doris Bedore; infant son Alfred; grand-daughters Lindsay and Laurel and son-in-law Rob Easton.
She is survived by her children Sharon Arseneau (Robert) of Ottawa, Lorraine Easton of Grand Marais, MB, Shirley Bauch (Philip) of Moosehorn, MB, Norma Crawford (Robert) of Grand Marais, MB, Barry Shabaga (Sandy) of Winnipeg, MB; her grandchildren Amy Arseneau, Amanda Arseneau, Dustin Crawford (Kyra), Meagan Metcalfe (Tyler), Lindsay Clarke (Jeff) and her great grandchildren Logan, Benjamin, Emmett and Halle who all meant the world to her. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Born in Belmont, MB on April 19, 1930 she moved with her parents to Gypsumville, MB where she attended school and then taught school for a year near Moosehorn. She and Alex married on August 3, 1949. They continued to live and raise their family in Gypsumville. Frances worked for Canada Post as a Post Mistress, Conservation MB as a radio operator and Frontier School Division for many years. She also was very involved in; Women's Institute, Community Club, Local School Board, Girl Guides and Brownies and the 4H Club. She was a home maker, seamstress, gardener and the best cook ever. Her later years were spent living independently in Glencora Estates in Ashern.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Lakeshore General Hospital, Ashern and the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg for their care and support.
A private service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 16, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Dear Sharon, Shirley, Lorraine, Norma and Barry: I am so saddened to have learned of your dear Mother’ passing. It was only last month that I had called her for our regular chat time, catching up on family happenings and enjoying one another’s company. She expressed her feelings of happiness and pride being able to celebrate her 90th Birthday. And how pleased she was to be able to live independently, with Shirley’s help. And she was so thankful for all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who kept her going. “Every memory that brings you comfort... Every smile of hers in the back of your mind... Every unmistakeable sense of her presence is a gift of love She’ll be sharing with you for a lifetime. “ Love cousin Cathy and husband Ric 💕 “ “ - Posted by: Catherine Koskela (Niece) on: Sep 18, 2020

  • Family, so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Ken and Linda Windross (Friend ) on: Sep 17, 2020

  • We are sorry to hear of Frances' passing....We know You will All Miss her Greatly; but, The wonderful Memories you all have of her, will Stay with You Forever in Your hearts & Minds; ...It is so Great when We Have such Meaningful Memories to Remember. We Wish to Extend to All of You, her Family and Close Friends;....Our Deepest, and, Most Heartfelt Sympathy, & Caring...Sincerely sent From Janet Jundt, & Ron McCurdy. - Posted by: Janet Jundt (aquaintances) on: Sep 17, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Francis’s passing. She was a great help to me on many occasions and a support when I lost my firstborn son. My condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Angela Dawyduk (Neighbor in Gypsumville) on: Sep 16, 2020

  • Norma and Bob and family. Even though I had never met your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, but have heard about her from Kyra and Dustin, I am very sorry for your loss and am sending you and your family my deepest sympathy. May your dear mom Rest In Peace. Linda Trachuk - Posted by: Linda Trachuk (Aunt to Kyra , Dustin, Ben and Emmitt) on: Sep 16, 2020

  • We are sad to hear of your mother’s passing. Our condolences to all the family. Love from Judy & Wallace - Posted by: Judy Hickman (Niece) on: Sep 16, 2020

  • What do I remember about my "Auntie Fran"; hot chocolate, soup, and marshmallows toasted over an open campfire. Fran and her sister Doris were literally cut from the same cloth; both determined to make a good life for their children. Fran cooked, baked and sewed hundreds of garments, and never forgot to tuck her children into bed. My favourite memory is a warm summer evening and grandpa (Frank) starts a campfire, with his knife he carves branches to a point for each of his grandchildren; and "Auntie Fran" puts the marshmallows on our branches ready to roast over the campfire. We will be there in spirit when you celebrate her life - a life well lived! Our Condolences Patti (Lynne), Kelly (David, Zoey), Robin (Marcus, Wesley) - Posted by: Patricia Ann Sevean (Niece) on: Sep 16, 2020

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