Annie Frances McGUCKIN

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August 11, 1938 - February 19, 2013

Fran McGuckin passed away on the homestead on February 19, 2013 after a heroic struggle with that damn cancer.
Born August 11, 1938 in Ireland, Annie Frances was the youngest of eight.
Fran became a registered nurse in England in 1959. She continued her dedication to the patients in Canada until 2000, finishing her career at Cumberland Extended Care, where many great friends were made.
In England 1962, Fran married the love of her life Dennis McGuckin. They soon set off in search of the good life in Western Canada. Landing first in Vancouver, then a few years in Prince Rupert and finally settling in the Comox Valley in 1973.
Fran was a great Friend, a wonderful Wife, a devoted Mother and a cherished Grandma. She was a talented knitter with many a baby kept warm by her creations. Fran enjoyed skiing, was an amazing fish slayer and later found pleasure in golfing. She had been an active volunteer with the Red Cross and the Disabled Skiers over the years. Fran had Irish eyes that would smile for anyone and everyone.
Forever remembered by her best friend and husband, Dennis, son Simon, daughter Sara, Granddaughter Caylyn (Cam), numerous relatives overseas and many loving friends.
The family wish to thank all those who supported us and offered comfort and care, especially Dr. Peter Gee and nurses.
A Celebration of Life will be held when the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and the birds are singing, Frans favourite time of year.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

This obituary was originally published in the Comox Valley Echo (Courtenay, BC).
Published online on Feb. 26, 2013 courtesy of Comox Valley Echo.