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Francis Jean Cole

October 9, 1933 - January 25, 2011


Francis Jean Cole
October 9, 1933 – January 25, 2011

Mom”s journey here started in Lindsay, Ontario where she was born to Gertrude and Bill Cole.
Her older brother Tom was waiting for her, and they were later joined by Bill, Sandra and Mary.
At seventeen she travelled to Logan, Utah where she married Max Jones, and together they
brought four children into the world; Jennifer, Randy, Dee and Jeff. Mom”s travels took her to
Alberta where she completed her education, and taught school for 25 years in Edmonton, Red
Deer and Calgary. After she retired she lived in Cochrane and Calgary, and in July of this year
she moved to Nelson, BC – which she described as heaven.

Mom always taught me to “know yourself well, reach for your star, and follow it.” Her
accomplishments in life exemplified this lesson. Mom was a courageous and brave woman who
celebrated her life by living it – in times of joy and times of heartache. She was an example of
great strength, wisdom and hopefulness for hundreds of people – and was always surprised when
people told her so. Mom”s greatest regret was that she didn”t play more with her children – she
loved children”s laughter and curiosity. More recently she taught about faith and fearlessly faced
her death with anticipation – especially that her spirit would be free from the limitations of her
ailing body. She wondered if she would get to fly throught the sky on Pegasus – I”m sure she did
early on Tuesday morning.

At mom”s request there will be no funeral or memorial service. We hope that you will spend a
quiet moment thinking about your memories of her.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On line coldolences may be expressed
at wwwthompsonfs.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Kimm Renaud
Relation: Friend of the family

My condolences to Jeff, Alex and the entire Jones/ Van Delft family. I shall always remember Francis’ indomitable spirit and cherish the memory of a remarkable life.

From: john szeryk
Relation: best friend

Loved francis more than life itself. I AM VERY SADDENED ON HER DEPARTURE. Francis was very special.

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