Mamie Doris Francis
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend, Mamie Francis, age 88, on Monday April 20th, 2020, at the Northwood Centre, Halifax NS.
Mamie was born in Stones Cove, Newfoundland, on August 26th 1931, to parents Albert and Mabel Pope.
She is predeceased by her husband George Francis, son Melvin, brother Roland, sister Fanny, as well as many dear friends and relatives.
She is survived by her children; Donna Francis, Elaine (Michael) Wilkie, Heather Francis (Ron Albert) and Paul (Patricia) Francis, as well as her beloved grandchildren; Erin Francis (Jeff Yeung), Sarah Francis (Brandon), Brian Francis , Colin Wilkie (Katelyn), Alex Wilkie (Melanie), Jordan Albert and great-grandchild Jonah Yeung, many nieces and nephews with a special place in her heart for Lloyd Pope, Albert Pope, Ron Francis and Joan Pope
Mom and Dad relocated to North Sydney early in their marriage where they established deep roots in the community, becoming active members of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, establishing lasting relationships and many dear friends. They loved nothing more than time spent with friends, parties, enjoying good food and especially long nights of dancing.
Mom was an active member of the ACW, Married Couples, Alter Guild, and was a local Avon representative. Mom loved to knit, sew and crochet. Her talents were well known for making outfits/dresses and alterations for dance recitals, graduations, weddings and other formal events.
After Dad’s passing, Mom relocated to Halifax to be closer to her children. She cherished her children and her extended family. She was very proud to be a grandmother and great grandmother. One of her happiest moments was on Dec 27th 2019, when she became a great grandmother with the birth of Jonah Yeung. She loved nothing more than the opportunity to talk about her family, grandchildren and great grandchild to anyone who would listen. She looked forward to celebrating milestones with family and friends. Mom enjoyed the simpler things in life, telling stories of days gone by, a visit to her favorite restaurant, a game of cards, enjoying a gift of her favorite foods or a parcel of small gifts. She loved giving and receiving gifts for all occasions.
We have so many cherished memories of Mom, those that we were a part of and the stories of her younger life. We will miss her everlasting love (hugs and kisses), laughter and kindness. Mom left us with a lasting message in a letter, that she loved us very much, to love one another, to remember the special family times and that her family had been good to her.
We would like to thank our many friends and family for their support, kind words, thoughts and condolences during this time. Thank you to the frontline staff at Northwood, those that became Mom’s friends, considered her as family, and shared in her stories.
A family service with prayers officiated by Rev Douglas Beck has taken place in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service and burial will be scheduled for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Northwood Foundation (in care of the Recreation Therapy Department), online at northwoodfoundation.ca or by mail at Northwood Foundation, 130 Eileen Stubbs Ave, Suite 1 South, Dartmouth, NS, B3B 2C4 or to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 28 King Street, North Sydney, NS, B2A 2S4. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com .
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