Frances Gertrude Thomas passed away after a short illness on Thursday November 03, 2011 at the age of 91 years.
Frances is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Gertrude Donnelly and her sister and brother in law Wynne and Al Anderson. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Charles W. Thomas.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Church – 681 Fraser Street Hope, BC on Monday November 21, 2011 at 2:00PM. The Reverend Gail Newell will be officiating. Refreshments will follow at the Christ Church Parish Hall. Columbarium interment will take place at a later date at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Edmonton with her parents, sister and brother in law.
Fran gave where she saw need. Her passion for writing, history, animals and her church lead her to write books of local Hope history, start the SNYP (Spay and Neuter Your Pet) program and other outreach services such as Meals on Wheels and Saving God’s Skagit Valley from Total Flooding. Her lifetime of volunteering within and without her church was recognized on October 23, 2011 when her church awarded her the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster for over 80 years in God’s service.
Special thanks to Dr. Vera Nyirenda and Terri for their support and to all the nursing and support staff “Angels” at the Fraser Canyon Hospital and Fraser Hope Lodge. Special thanks also to Dr. Locke for his support and understanding and to the other “Angels” on the 4th floor surgical ward of the Chilliwack General Hospital.
Flowers are gratefully accepted however donations to SNYP (Spay and Neuter Your Pet) can be made in person at Coquihalla Veterinary Services 591-C Wallace Street, Hope, BC phone #604-869-9474; Christ Church Memorial Fund – P.O. Box 1421 Hope, BC V0X 1L0 or a charity of your choice are preferred.
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