Jane (Janie) Harriet (MacDonald) Francis

March 15, 1951 ~ August 1, 2022 (age 71)


Jane “Janie” Francis

North Sydney

After a long and courageous battle with cancer It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mom, Jane “Janie” Harriett Francis (MacDonald) on Monday, Aug 1, 2022, at home surrounded by her family.

Born in Hunt’s Island, Burgeo, NL, on March 15, 1951, Janie was the daughter of the late Gordon and Ellen MacDonald. She was a devoted member of St John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. She was a long time lunch room and bus supervisor for the CBRCE, a long time Cape Breton Post and Chronicle Herald carrier, a proud member of the Ladies Orange Benevolent Association of Canada, Mothers Union of the St John’s Anglican Church, North Sydney Seniors and Pensioners Club, North Sydney Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Tops #1009, Fun and Mixed Dart League of the Fulton Orange Lodge, Salvation Army Christmas Kettles and Terry Fox volunteer. Janie was always there to volunteer and lend a hand to anyone who needed it. Thank you to all who held a special place in her heart.

She is survived by her children D’anne Francis (Charlie), Tanya Martinovic, Donald Francis, Christopher Francis, Ronnie (Anna) Francis, Dave Francis, her grandchildren, Robert Francis, Lizzy Francis, Charles Hickman, Amy (Kevin) White and Jennifer Francis. Her great-grandchildren Madison, Ian and Dylan; her siblings Barbara (John) McLeod, Cora (Reginald) Best, Ada (Darrell) MacDonald, Delphine (Montford) Keeping, Paul MacDonald and Margaret (Ian) Hawlbolt, as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins and many who were like family to her.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Ronald, her son Paul and son-in-law Joe Martinovic.

Visitation for Janie will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Debbie Fice officiating.  Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.  On line condolences may be sent to the family by leaving a message on the tribute wall of the obituary at 

For those who cannot attend the service it will be live streamed on the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Facebook page.

“Till we meet again.”


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August 5, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
W.J. Dooley Funeral Home
107 Pleasant Street
North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A1L9

August 5, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
W.J. Dooley Funeral Home
107 Pleasant Street
North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A1L9

Funeral Service
August 6, 2022

2:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Anglican Church
24 King Street
North Sydney, NS B2A 2S4

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