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OAKES – Frances Flora

June 12, 1931 – August 16, 2010

Frances Oakes, beloved wife of Robert Oakes of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 16, 2010 at the age of 79 years.

Fran was born in Waterhen, MB. Her love of travel took her to Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska and many parts of Canada. She was an avid curler and will be remembered for her contagious smile, and her outgoing and generous nature.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughters Heather Archer and Diane (Robert) Yates and grandchildren Rhiannon, Melina, Nicholas and Thomas. Brother-in-law Vern (Gina) Oakes; sister-in-law Bonnie Oakes; many nieces and nephews including Lorraine (Murray) Jones, Jesse (Myrt) Anderson and Geneffer (Chris) Jantz; as well as many close friends that she considered extended family.

A Private Family Service was held Monday August 23, 2010. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at 3:00 PM on August 28, 2010 at The Garrison Curling Club located at 2288 – 47 Avenue S.W., Calgary.

In living memory of Frances Oakes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Jean Arbuckle :

    Dianne, Rob, Rhiannon and Thomas
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing
    I remember her as a true Lady and hope your memories will help you through this difficult time.

    Jean

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  2. Sharon Grant-Sosnoski :

    Dianne and Heather- so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her when we were kids in Ontario – always had a smile.

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  3. Pam & Joe Ball :

    We will remember Frances as always smiling and giggling a lot. She tried hard to keep everyone happy and she did a very good job at it. Thankfully, we have many fond memories to carry us forward in her absence.
    Bob, Heather and family, we share your sadness.

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  4. Dorothy Parry Warrington :

    Robert, Diane, Heather and family
    I am so sorry to hear of Frances’ passing. I have such wonderful memories of my times with you all in Creemore and I know she will be greatly missed.
    Dot

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