ANDERSON; Frances Georgina
(nee Nile) 1922 ~ 2015
Fran was born in Alliance, Alberta on December 2, 1922, the fifth of the eight children of Albert and Annie Nile. She spent most of her childhood and young adulthood in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and though they were very poor during the Great Depression it was a hard life punctuated with good times and laughter. She met Bernie Anderson while he was working in Rocky and they married in 1943 while Bernie continued his army training. hey were living in Chilliwack when Bernie was sent overseas and later it was there that they made their home, where their children were born and grew up. Fran was pre-deceased by her siblings, all of whom died by the time they reached 80. Fran was very proud to have made it to 92 years old. Bernie passed away in 1993, just weeks before their 50th anniversary. Fran maintained an active life at bowling and bingo and driving her friends around, but this was cut short when her vision deteriorated due to macular degeneration. Mom had a fall in June 2014 and had to leave her apartment on Edward Street in Chilliwack and moved into Menno Home in Abbotsford in September 2014, where she received excellent care and regular visits from her daughter Neecy, who lived nearby, and family and friends who came to visit her. She is survived by her children Gary (Val) of Salmon Arm, Neil (Elaine) of Victoria and Bernice (Lloyd Penzer) of Abbotsford, grandchildren Richard, Bruce, Tim, Erin, Troy and Tara and great grandchildren Zanni, Christopher, Laura, Emily, Brandon and Rowan as well as extended family and friends. Fran was a tiny person with a huge heart and a warm hug for everyone. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The family would like to thank the staff at Menno for their loving care. A family gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fran’s memory to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Tributes and condolences may be left at:
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534