Frauke Ilse Heller passed away on Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at the Chilliwack Hospital, at age 73 years. She was born a twin on June 15th, 1937 in Kiel, Germany.
Fran is survived by her son Peter Heller, daughter Doris Heller (Dave Gillett), granddaughter Amber, 2 great-grandchildren, twin brother Kay Witthinrich (Marion Morrison), sisters Kaethe and Jutta, nieces Susi and Karin, and nephew Jamie.
She was predeceased by her father Ernst Witthinrich and mother Kathe Witthinrich (Bartels).
Fran immigrated to Canada in 1957 with her twin brother. They worked hard to save money and bring the rest of the family from Germany to Canada. Mom also loved the simple things in life, such as going for drives, traveling, playing games with family and friends, playing bingo, dancing, cooking for other people and going for coffee with friends. She will always be remembered as being generous, kind and caring. She opened her home and heart to others. She was like a mom to many but we were the real fortunate ones to have her as “Our Mom.”
She will be greatly missed each and every day.
Thanks to all who assisted in her care over the years. Special thanks to Dr. Bester + MJ in those final days.
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If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association.
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