Frances Francis (Card of Thanks)

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Frances Delilah Francis
January 3, 1951 – November 25, 2022
Corner Brook, NL

We would like to send out a virtual Bouquet of thank-you flowers to all of our family and friends that helped support us through our mothers illness and passing. She loved you all greatly, keep her love in your memories. Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for the infinite support and love that came from our cousin Donna Wheeler (Francis). We honestly don’t know what we would have done without you and your fountain of knowledge and strength. You are the greatest example of “an angel on earth”, We love you So grateful for all the care and concern from hospital staff and Palliative Care at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital who gave our mom the best comfort on the final days of her life journey. We want to show appreciation to the Fillatres family and Reverend Tanya White for assisting us with all of Moms wishes and final needs.


It is with great sadness that the family of the late Frances Delilah Francis announce her passing on Friday, November 25, 2022 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook at the age of 71 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her partner in life Derek Stanford; children: Loralee Burry (Wayne), Martha-Jane Pawley (George) and Gordon Pawley (Christina); 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers: Beatrice Peddle, John Francis (Emma), Linda Giles and Gordon Francis (Elaine); as well as very close sisters and brothers in life from the Stanford family Howard (Marilyn), Bev (Cliff), Gary, Wanda, Karen (Dennis) and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was predeceased by her grandson Matthew Pawley, parents John and Lucretia Francis, sisters Bertha Allan and Violet Francis, brothers Derek and Harold Francis. Friends may visit Fillatre’s Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark’s Avenue on Monday 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m. from All Saints Anglican Church, Clarence Street with Rev. Canon Tanya White officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. A special thank you to the Doctors, nurses and staff of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in St. John’s and the Cancer Centre Western Region in Corner Brook. Also to the  ICU, 3rd and 4th floor medicine at Western Memorial Reginal Hospital for all your care and compassion.


My Hero My Mom


First Shingles in January 2022

My god you did it!!

You battled the dreaded Shingles virus at 71 years young.

What a victorious battle to win when so many are defeated. You lost all of your weight and were so weak. 

But you did it!!!

Then your diagnoses of aggressive small cell carcinoma in the Lung, with a lymphatic tumour in your throat.

Immediately Started Chemo treatments to battle the disease, still with Shingles long term symptoms. 

Such a strong and courageous lady, in your little hat and royal purple blanket. Victory again, lymphatic tumour has shrunk, you can start to swallow better, pains behind the eye, oh such sharp agonizing pains and headaches.

But you charged right into the most vigorous radiation treatment that any 88lb body can withstand.

Totally burned up the esophagus inside, along with the stomach gas and pains, and the eye pain.

Eye surgery performed to remove a cyst behind the eye. Insane Pain has receded.

My god Mom, you have made me breathless with awe.

You are the greatest warrior I have ever known.

Burned, beaten, and bruised you survived the two radiation treatments per day for 15 days.

Tears of joy and sadness for you.

So weak, yet so very very tough.

New Chemo treatment approved again another huge VICTORY.

Three days later…..

Now,, in the ICU.

Perforated ulcer repair. 

Survived the surgery.

Medal of Honor

Medal of Bravery

Medal of strength 

Where in the world did you come from?

Are you super human?

Are you immortal, God I hope so.

Please Lord please ensure that my genes are more than half of this amazingly strong woman called my Mom.

Please, please, please know how much I admire you, and love every fibre of your being.

You are my Hero.

To be continued ……..with healing and Love.



7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, November 28, 2022
Fillatre's Funeral Home
4 St. Mark's Avenue
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
All Saints Anglican Church
Clarence Street
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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1951 - 2022

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