Francoise G. Cashman

April 21, 1924 - December 24, 2013 Born in Edmonton, Alberta to Yvonne and Philippe J. Barbeau. Seventh of nine children. The last surviving sibling. Women's sportswear designer for Amy Lynn of CA. Taught Apparel Design and Patternmaking at West Valley Occupational Center. A 44 year breast cancer survivor. Traveled the globe. An inspiration to live your life to the fullest, to be brave, and to teach others your skills. Survived by her children and grandchildren: Louise, Joanne, Richard, Jonathan and Lauren.

Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 5, 2014