Frances Jean Turner

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Frances Jean Turner (nee Gendron)

July 3, 1950 ~ June 13, 2010

Frances Turner was born on July 3, 1950, in the Creston Valley Hospital, Creston, BC, the second child of Victor and Muriel Gendron. She died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on June 13, 2010 just shy of her 60th birthday.

Fran spent her entire life in the Kootenays raising her family in Marysville, while working at Uncle Bims and later at Rainbow Carpet. Both the Gilmar and Kranabetter families have remained friends with Fran since the 1970’s. She also made many friends in the years she worked for Kokanee Springs Golf Resort while living in Riondel.

She was predeceased by her mother Muriel, father Victor, and brother Thomas Gendron.

Left to mourn this wonderful lady are her three sons; Yves (Kayla) grandson Garret and granddaughter Abigail of Squamish, Darren of Canal Flats, and Dennis (Carrie) and grandson Logan of Blairmore.

Also in mourning is her best friend and sister Kathi (Nelson) of Creston. Her niece Julie and five great-nieces Cami (Brandon), Fern, Cianne and twins Lily and Iris, of Cranbrook, were like a second family to her. They will miss the fun times they so enjoyed with “Auntie Fran”

A memorial service will be held at the Seniors Hall in Riondel, at a later date in July. Please contact Kathi Nelson at (250) 428-9573 for date and time.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Fran’s name to the Riondel Senior Citizens Association, Riondel BC V0B 2B0.

A Prayer for Fran

By Gilda Gilmar

Dear Lord,

Please bless Fran in a special way.

She will know within her heart

That we prayed for her today.

She will know she is loved by her family

And all who knew her.

Rest in peace Fran


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