November 17, 1918 – April 4, 2020
Frances Morrison, a pillar of the Hope community, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 4th. She will be sorely missed by all.
Frances Elizabeth Morrison (nee Teakles) is survived by 3 daughters and 1 son: Sheila Pope (Jack), Evlyn Morrison (Jeff), Kamala Morrison Fairbairn (Don) and John Morrison (Laura). Grammie was beloved by her 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren: Seamus, Jordan and Colin Pope, Jared Burns, Vanessa Morrison, Mikaela and Matheson Kroeker, Kaelyn Fairbairn, Abby, Callum and Ellie Pope. She is predeceased by her husband Dr. Robert (Bob) Morrison, her daughter Marilyn Burns and her grandson Brendan Burns.
Frances was born on November 17, 1918, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She completed her early education there, followed by a Degree in Dietetics from the University of Manitoba. Following the move of her parents, William and Elizabeth Teakles, to Vancouver for retirement, Frances began her career as a dietician at Vancouver General Hospital, then Tranquille (near Kamloops) and later to Chilliwack Hospital, where she met her husband-to-be in 1948.
Bob and Frances were married in January, 1949 and took up residence in Hope, where Bob had established a medical practice.
A gifted musician, Fran played both organ and piano for Hope United Church services, weddings, funerals, choral concerts and many other events throughout her 7 decades of life in this beautiful mountain town.
Frances also strongly supported the Fraser Canyon Hospital Auxiliary, the United Church Women, the Hope Women’s Institute, the Rotary Anns and Hope Recital Society. She sat on executive boards and participated in a multitude of fund-raising efforts.
The family would like to thank Dr. Patrascu, the compassionate and hard-working staff at Fraser Hope Lodge, her wonderful personal caregivers, her long-time friends for their love and support and, posthumously, to our father for marrying this lovely lady.
A celebration of life will be held when possible during the months ahead.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hope United Church, the Auxiliary to the Fraser Canyon Hospital and Fraser Hope Lodge or to the Hope Rotary Club.
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