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Frances May Harding (Hawthorn)

Date of Death: July 29, 2019


Frances passed away peacefully on July 29th at Mountain Lake Care home. She lived an active busy life in the Kootenay area raising her family and contributing to the community in many volunteer positions.

Frances was always interested in politics and was a strong support to her husband in his career as an MLA and MP. She demonstrated leadership and dedication as a Girl Guide Commissioner, Chair of the local hospital board and many other volunteer activities for which she received a Citizen of the year award. Frances and Ran were avid outdoor people. In their retirement they researched local mining sites for areas to dig bottles and other artifacts of that era. Over the years they acquired an amazing collection of antique bottles, inkwells, insulators and stoves which were cataloged assiduously by Frances.

She is predeceased by her daughter Randy, her stepson Les, her husband (Ran) and her two siblings: Mary and Fred. She is survived by her son Rick (Lorill), stepson Earnest (Gayle), Les’s widow Elouise and numerous grand children and great grand children.

Frances will be remembered and missed by family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mountain Lake Senior’s Community and Dr. Janz for the compassionate care they provided for Frances over the last 3 1/2 years.

Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held in August of 2020.


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From: Sheila Hart
Relation: Professional relationship on Slocan Community Health Centre Board

Dear Rick and Lorill, I am sorry to hear of Fran’s passing and indeed I feel guilty that I did not make it up to see her at Mountain Lakes. Fran was a treasure and an inspiration to many. Her drive and determination were legendary. However all was done with grace and caring. She was always the bright light on the Board of Slocan Community Hospital. Her cheerful disposition will be missed. A life well lived by someone who rose beyond everyone’s greatest expectation. May she rest in peace.

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The family would like to thank the staff at Mountain Lake Senior’s Community and Dr. Janz for the compassionate care they provided for Frances over the last 3 1/2 years.

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