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van der Woerd, Frances (Fran) Maria

Frances (Fran) Marie van der Woerd (nee Vacon), beloved wife of Hans of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at the age of 77 years. Fran’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, singing and listening to music. She always lived her life to the fullest, spreading great joy with her terrific sense of humour and love of life. Besides her loving husband Hans, Fran will be remembered by her daughters and son-in-law, Darlene, Cathy and Liesbeth and Phil Craig; her son and daughter-in-law Paul and Lynda; seven grandchildren, Robert, Alicia, Steven, Jonn (Michelle), Liesbeth, Mitchell and Colin; two great-grandchildren, Cole and Logan; as well as her brother Clarence Vacon; sisters and brother-in-law, Theresa and Eric Landry, Pauline Vacon and Estelle Foster. She was predeceased by her parents, Jerome and Josephine Vacon; son Allen Joseph van der Woerd; brothers, Alcide Vacon, Everette Vacon and Clifford Vacon; and sisters Neomise Muise and Freeda Vacon. A Celebration of Fran’s Life will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Monday, June 23, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Fran loved music and it was her wish that in lieu of flowers, donations be made directly to the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (Choir), 1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W., Calgary AB T2Y 2L7, Tel: (403) 254-6878. In living memory of Fran van der Woerd, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Darlene van der Woerd :

    You have no idea how much I miss you…or perhaps you do. I would give everything for one more hug from you. How I miss the kitchen mom…the place you, Cathy, Lies and I shared so much laughter over coffee. You are so missed. Watching you leave was the hardest thing I have ever done. I know you saw the beautiful doves just days before you left this earth and I know that you sent a messenger to leave a lovely pressed “rose” on my floor for when I arrived home after being with you in the hospital.
    I imagine you are happy and entertaining everyone now…at your very own barn dance.
    For all the times I didn’t say it mom…I love you!

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