Frances "Fran" (Medd) Berezowski (1953 - 2017)

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BEREZOWSKI, Frances "Fran"
May 28, 1953 – Brandon, Manitoba
October 21, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Frances Berezowski (nee Medd) known as Fran, died on
October, 21st 2017 at the age of 64.
Fran was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba. She moved
to Alberta as a young woman. After working in the legal
profession, Fran returned to school and trained to become
an RN in Brandon. She enjoyed a thirty year nursing career
caring for patients first at the Holy Cross Hospital and later
at the Rocky View Hospital in Calgary. She retired in 2014.
Fran married Duane Berezowski in 1992; the two lived on an
acreage overlooking the Bow River valley with a magnificent
view of the Rocky Mountains near Cochrane. Fran and Duane
traveled to Africa and South East Asia; they also explored
remote mountain locales such as the Assiniboine Mountains on
horseback. When their grandchildren were young, they hosted family
reunions in B.C the most frequent place being an old favourite, the Fairmont Hot Springs
Resort near Invermere. Mostly Fran enjoyed the rural surroundings of their home, where
she tended an ever expanding garden of flowers, herbs and vegetables and cared for
horses, cats and dogs. Fran was a gentle and caring person and she enjoyed life's simple
pleasures - playing the guitar, sewing, gardening and making preserves.
Fran is survived by her husband Duane, her son JonMeddof Calgary, and her granddaughter
Taylor Dickson of Edmonton; as well as her three brothers, Bill (Chris); Jack (Phyllis) and
Sam (Wendy) and her nieces and nephews Rob, Laurence, Diana, Brian, Adam and Darcy.
She is predeceased by her parents Harold Bertram Medd, Born in Brandon MB and Stella
Jean Medd (Beresford), born in Nottingham England. Also mourning Fran passing are
Duane's children Nan Berezowski (Leonardo Carbone) of Toronto, Jill Berezowski (Michael
Hirano) of Vancouver and Michael Berezowski (Vanessa) of Victoria, and their children:
Drew, Finn, Jai, Kai and Natalie.
A reception was held at McInnis and Holloway (Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 Railway
Street, Cochrane, AB) at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017.
Following the reception, in accordance with her Bahá'í faith, there was a simple grave side
ceremony at the Cochrane Cemetery, in the Alberta foothills that she loved. Condolences
may be forwarded through The family would like to
thank Dr. Coulliard for his guidance, and the nurses at the Foothills Hospital ICU for their
care, during Fran's final weeks. They also wish to thank Fran's dear friend and nursing
colleague Ann (Jock) and Duane's niece Suzette Kemp for their loving support during this
difficult time. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made to the
Calgary Horticultural Society 208 – 50 avenue SW, Calgary Alberta T2S 2S1
Telephone: 403-287-3469
Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES,
Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 403-932-4740.
Funeral Home
McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes - Cochrane Funeral Home
369 Railway Street
Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2
(403) 932-4740
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Nov. 2, 2017