Frances Jean Becks

Born: Wed., Apr. 28, 1920
Died: Tue., Feb. 24, 2015

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In Loving Memory Of
Frances Jean Becks  
Former resident of Mindemoya
Died peacefully at Manitoulin Centennial Manor, on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at the age of 94.

Born to Maggie (nee Bond) and Herb King,
at Carnarvon Twp., Manitoulin on April 28th, 1920.
Beloved wife of Neil Becks  (predeceased in 1971)
Cherished mother of
Herb (wife Bernice),
Mary (husband Irwin Lewis),
Margaret Lewis,
Allan (wife Heather),
Charles (wife Fay),
Floyd (wife Joellen),
Christine (husband Merle Lewis).
Special Gran, Granny, Grandma of 16 grandchildren and12 great grandchildren
Loved sister of
Ivan King (wife Betty) both predeceased,
Lorne (wife Marion) of Ottawa.
Dear aunt of many.

As a young woman, Frances worked on Treasure Island, during the busy tourist seasons. Then she served her country during WW2, by joining a few adventurous friends from the Island, to work in a munitions factory in Toronto. She had fascinating stories to relay about those times, in her quiet, unassuming manner.  

After returning to the Island, she married and raised seven children with her husband Neil, on a farm in Canarvan Township. She was very active in the UCW in Mindemoya and The Women's Institute. She filled her spare moments with crocheting, beautiful cross-stitching, embroidery and love of music, playing the piano for her own enjoyment. Her family meant the world to her and she welcomed each new grandchild and great grandchild with open arms.

Family and friends will gather at Island Funeral Home
on Saturday March 7, 2015.
Visitation starting at 11:00 am with
Funeral Service at 12:00 pm.  
Rev. Mary Jo Tracy officiating.  
Burial will be at Mindemoya Cemetery in the spring.
Donations to Manitoulin Centennial Manor Aux., (with special thanks for all they did for Mom) or to Alzheimer's Society  would be greatly appreciated.
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Angela Becks
   Posted Fri February 27, 2015
Sympathy to the Becks family in the passing of Frances. What a beautiful message you have shared to honour your Mom's life journey.

Scott & Daphne Keller
   Posted Fri February 27, 2015
Will never forget the day we learned our property was mixed up at the registry office. She said to us how long will it take you to pack with a little chuckle. Enjoyed having her as a neighbour. Our thoughts are with the family.

Sheila O'Neill
   Posted Fri February 27, 2015
Sincerest condolences to the Becks family. I only met Frances once at her home on the Island, but remember all of the beautiful flowers and gardens she had in her yard.

Laura Mundinger
   Posted Fri February 27, 2015
Trevor, Abby, and family:
So sorry to hear about the passing of your granny. May you find comfort in your loving memories.

Beverly, Marilyn, Cathy (Becks)
   Posted Fri February 27, 2015
We are sorry to hear about the death of Aunt Francis. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Marion & Blair Thompson
   Posted Tue March 03, 2015
Deepest Sympathy to all the family.

Marty Makela
   Posted Fri March 06, 2015
Dear Al and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
With sympathy,
Marty Makela and family

Nicki Leblond
   Posted Wed March 11, 2015
With deepest sympathy - may memories of your loved one live on and bring you comfort. Christine... I was saddened to hear of the loss of your mother... thinking of all of you at this time.

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