Frances V. Jewell
1959 - 2020
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Passed away peacefully on April 5, 2020, at the age of 60. Beloved daughter of Frank Ashton Jewell and Sylvia Maud Jewell, both deceased. Sister of Elizabeth Jewell Wittmer (Wayne) and Auntie to Emily. Cousin to Alan, Jane, Gordon and relatives in the UK. Forever friends of Gerrie, Susan, Dawn, Sue and so many friends throughout her good life. Special Auntie to Eric and Andrew, Benjamin and Florina. Frances was a long-time resident of Stoney Creek and Hamilton, with stops along the way in Toronto, Banff, Vancouver and Montreal. Frances leaves behind friends in the sailing, art and music communities. Also through her work, in the mental health and addiction communities. Gone a wee bit too soon for her own liking. Cremation has occurred. A celebration of Frances's life will be held in the summer. Special thanks to Emmanuel House staff. Those wishing to donate in memory of Frances are asked to consider the Hamilton Naturalist Club or any bird-watching organization.

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Published in The Hamilton Spectator on Apr. 9, 2020.
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June 10, 2020
I was shocked, she was only 60 years old. She was like a den mother to all of us at the Mental Health Rights Coalition.

May she be happy wherever she may be.

Maria Bedek
Acquaintance
June 9, 2020
Frances provided support and comfort for those who had no where else to turn. Her community work and outreach in the mental health community changed lives. Her generous spirit will be deeply missed.
Tom Cooper
Friend
April 27, 2020
My lifelong friend, my neighbour, my classmate, my Turkey point strolling partner. No matter the distance our life journey took us, we always stayed in touch and would meet in different places from Ontario, to British Columbia to Ontario again. We always found a way to spend time together, and for some reason it was always in, on or near the water. You were always a good friend no matter what, even when your attempts to teach me how to water ski failed. The last time we spoke we talked about how amazing it was that a lifetime of friendship felt like no time at all. I said I was starting to feel old, you said we are not old, we are still young. To my friend who was taken too soon, you will be forever young in my heart.
Jo Swayze
Friend
April 25, 2020
I was so shocked to see this, Frances and I met many years ago, and although I haven't seen her often in the last few years I still think of her with love. I hope to find out when the celebration will be.
Carolyn Rogers
April 24, 2020
The world won't be the same without your Frances. You cared so much for those others had forgotten.I remember how so many times we had laughing fits, and the great jokes you sent me. I had been thinking about you for over 3 weeks, and was going to email you - and I'm so sorry I didn't. Your charity, and compassion made me a better person. I will carry you in my thoughts forever. Sharon
Sharon
April 23, 2020
Too soon my friend. Stunned and heartbroken. You came into our lives and the next thing you are gone. Wish we had more time as friends and could have said goodbye. Will cherish our memories. Rest easy.
Barry
Friend
April 17, 2020
Thank you, Frances, for all the memories.
Early MacDonald
Friend
April 11, 2020
Frances, I pray you know just how special you always have been to every life and heart you blessed. God Bless You and enjoy sailing away with your Mum and Dad... XO
Judy Stempski
April 9, 2020
goodbye my dear friend...we had a very long and happy friendship and experienced so many adventures together...your beautiful spirit will always sit on my shoulder and whisper in my ear...bon voyage my dear one...
xxx dawn
Dawn White Beatty
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