Frances ATWOOD

ATWOOD, Frances Victoria

(nee Wood)

May 24, 1925 – June 3, 2009

It is with great sadness that Fran’s family announces her passing on June 3rd, 2009. Fran was a kind, selfless, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who always had a smile. She leaves to morn, her husband Bob, to whom she was married for 64 years. Her children: Alan (June), Susan, Lynne (Bill Banfield), Ken (Terry), Colleen (Steve Large) and Dave (Debbie). Her grandchildren and “great-grandchildren”: Craig (Samantha), Sarah, Brayden and Maddy Atwood; Dan (Anne), Jake and Taylor Atwood; Steve, Jeff and Nathan; Wendy (Josh), Serena, Dagan and Lucas DaWaal; Russ (Helen) Banfield and Neil Banfield; Margaret “Riley” Jobbagy; Robyn (Dave), Molina; Stepson Rick (Tricia), Devin and Ocea Fawkes; Gregory Large; Kevin and Ahsley Atwood. Fran’s brothers Jack (Pat) Wood of Vancouver and Dave Wood of Burnaby and nieces and nephews. Also her special four-legged friend “Tipper”.

Fran was born in Ladysmith on May 24th, 1925 to Scottish immigrants John Hogg Wood and Fanny Moffat Spence. When her children were grown, she completed a practical nursing course and worked at Ladysmith General Hospital. She then entered BCIT and graduated as a R.N. returning to work at Ladysmith General until she retired. Fran and Bob moved to Port Alberni in 1991.

No Service by request. Donations to Ty Watson House, Hospice Society in Port Alberni or the Cancer Society in her name would be greatly appreciated.

Telford’s Burial & Cremation Centre of Nanaimo


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