Frances Ruth Parkinson

Dec 11, 1924 - Apr 15, 2013

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother and Grandmother. Fran passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Waterford Care Home in Delta BC. She was 88 years old. She will be remembered by many for her love of Square Dancing, summers at Anglemont on Shuswap Lake, her many friends in Kerrisdale, West Point Grey, at Monterra and at the Waterford. Fran was born in Vernon, the daughter of a fruit farming family, and was always a great gardener. She was passionate about Geography, Culture and Travel. She had travelled extensively and in later years lived vicariously through the travels of family members. Her most prized possession was a post card from a family member anywhere in the world. She was interested in Genealogy and had mapped out both sides of our family in Canada, England, Scotland and Australia. There was always a crossword puzzle on the go and Sunday mornings involved discussing the weekly crossword clues, while petting Texas - the family dog. Fran is predeceased by her loving husband of 61 year - Richard, and her brother Kenneth Burnett. She is survived by her sons Gerald Eric (Anita) and Kenneth Earl (Mary) and seven grandchildren Steven, Michael (Kelly), James, David, Laura, Jennifer, and Kyle. Gram was very proud of her children and especially all the grandchildren. She took a very active interest in all the activities of the grandchildren, including their education, travel, jobs, and friends, and loved coming to family dinners to hear about all the activities. Gram will be sadly missed. The family extends our deep appreciation for the care and compassion shown by Dr. Long and the nurses and staff at the Waterford Care Center. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to