It is with sadness we announce the passing of Juliana France (nee Kirova), at the age of 74 years, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.
Juliana immigrated to Canada from Bulgaria as a young woman and established herself as a Chemist. She met her husband, Barry France, soon after and the two remained inseparable until his death in 2011.
Left to mourn Juliana are her loving stepchildren, Robert, Kathy (Peter) and Karen (Neil), as well as her step-grandchildren, Haydon, Avery and Taylor. Also mourning her are her siblings, Kiril, Konstantin, Kaliopa and Alexander. She was predeceased by her husband, her natural and adoptive parents and her brother, Daniel.
Julie was an avid world traveller, wonderful cook and bridge player who indulged a passion for life-long learning by often taking university courses as a mature student. At one point Julie, a gifted knitter, ran a wool and sweater shop in Winnipeg before retirement took her and Barry to Vancouver Island.
In compliance with Julie’s wishes, no formal Funeral Service will be held, but she hopes to be remembered in the hearts of her loved ones. Julie’s ashes will rest beside Barry’s on Vancouver Island.
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