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FRANKLIN, Barbara Murna

May 26, 1930 – Ottawa, Ontario
June 29, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Barbara Franklin passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

Barbara was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the oldest of three sisters, Jan Oattes and Fran Roche. She married Lindsay Franklin on May 3, 1952 and moved directly to Calgary. Career opportunities lead this young family overseas in 1963, returning to Calgary in 1977. In Calgary, Barbara took a postponed opportunity to start University classes and she received her B.A. degree at the age of sixty-five.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband of sixty-seven years and her two daughters, Jan and Laurie. She also leaves behind two grandsons, Spencer and Taylor (Emily) and two great-granddaughters.

At Barbara’s request, there will be no Memorial Service. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Barbara Franklin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Deirdre Zlomanchuk :

    To all of the family and those who loved Barb, I send my deepest sympathies and condolences. What a lady she was! Both Lindsay and Barb were such good friends to our mother Phoebe. We still have all the beautiful pictures and memories from various parties, which we will cherish.

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  2. Sheilagh Blight :

    My very deep condolences to you Lindsay and all your family. I am one of Phoebe Thorvaldson’s daughters and have fond memories of the two of you attending parties at my Mom’s house. On one occasion, I remember Barbara telling me about the ghost she saw regularly and I was very intrigued to hear the story! She was a lovely lovely lady! My very best to you all!

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  3. Jeanne and Brian Dawson :

    We were so sorry to read about Barbara’s death. We have such fond memories of times that we spent together.

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  4. Sorry to read of Barbara’s death, Lindsay. My condolences to you, Jan, and Laurie.

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