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McHAFFIE, Francesca

September 17, 1948 — February 11, 2014

Fran passed away on February 11, 2014. Survived by her loving husband of 42 years Neil, daughter Lisa (Randy), son Sean (Heather), grandchildren Ryan and Thomas, brothers Chris (Margaret), Jon, and sister Louise.

Fran was a person of immense caring and empathy. She looked to help others, especially the vulnerable, whether they had two legs or four. She always had a smile and a positive comment to cheer someone up. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna SPCA, 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”



Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for McHAFFIE, Francesca is scheduled for Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Lorraine Wiebe says:

    To Neil and all the family: This dear Fran lady was so very special to me and I will miss her so much. I can’t imagine how hard the last while has been for you and I want you to know that you are all constantly in my thoughts and prayers.
    Lorraine Wiebe

  • Carla Irvine says:

    We are so sad to say Goodbye to Fran. Fran has been a wonderful source of inspiration to us over the last year. All our thoughts are with you Neil and your family…and little Tommy. We will really miss her. Love Bill and Carla

  • Helen Schiele says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Fran was always gentle, and a lovely person to meet in the dog park or along our street.
    My sympathy to Neil and family. Helen Schiele

  • Carole McCutcheon says:

    I feel honoured, humbled and truly blessed to have been able to call Fran, Friend.
    Neil, Sean, Lisa and Louise and families, Thank-you for sharing this incredible lady with us. Her light will shine in our lives forever.
    Vaya con Dios, my friend

  • Carol Corsi says:

    Dear Neil, Lisa, Sean and families. So sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and I had the pleasure of knowing her while in Princeton – especially, fond memories of her through curling and our kids’ activities. Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you all. Carol Corsi

  • Jacki Morgan says:

    Dear Neil and all the family. I feel so honoured to have had such a wonderful friend in Fran. She was a shining light! When ever we were together there was always a conversation about all the family especially Ryan and Thomas. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. sincerely, Jacki

  • Judy Catherwood (Smylie) says:

    Neil, Gary and I were saddened to read of Fran’s passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family.
    In sympathy,
    Judy and Gary

  • Ron and Joan says:

    Dear Neil and family,
    Although words cannot begin to ease
    the sorrow of your loss.
    Please know you are in our thoughts
    and prayers.
    Ron & Joan

  • Jan & Lorne Frey says:

    Neil and family
    Our prayers are with you always, and we feel honored to have been fortunate enough to have had Fran as a wonderful friend in our lives.We will miss her and her beautiful smile.She will be in our hearts forever..
    Lorne & Jan Frey

  • Glenn & Laurie says:

    Neil, we were saddened to hear of Fran’s passing, our condolences to you and your family.
    Glenn & Laurie

  • Therese & Mike Grgich says:

    Neil and family,
    I was shocked and saddened when I opened our local paper today and saw Fran’s passing. She was so young and vibrant, we are so sorry. Please know that you are in our thoughts and hearts today.
    Keep memories close to your heart and she will be forever there.

  • Dianna Willis says:

    Neil,Lisa, Sean and families. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Fran was a beautiful person. Our love and thoughts are with you.

  • The girls at TWP Fitness says:

    We are sending our thoughts and wishes to Fran’s family at this sad time.
    We loved seeing Fran’s smiling face and enjoyed her gentle nature at The Woman’s Place gym on a regular basis. She always had a kind word to say and we will remember her very fondly.
    Big hugs from the girls at TWP Fitness.

  • Kathy & Steve Fitzpatrick says:

    Neil, Sean, Lisa & families,

    We were shocked and very saddened to hear of Fran’s passing. She was a joy to others around her.She will be missed.

    Kathy & Steve

  • Jay and Trudy Mervyn says:

    So sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. Our thoughts are with you, Neil, and your family.
    Jay and Trudy Mervyn(former Princeton people)

  • Patricia Stewart says:

    Neil and family…so sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Patricia Stewart – Kamloops

  • Cindy and Albie Thomson says:

    Neil and family,
    We were so saddened to hear of Fran’s passing. She truly had the heart of a Warrior!! You should be very proud of the hard battles she fought. She did everything she possibably could do, to stay longer with her loving family and friends. Treasure your memories of her, and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Farwell “Warrior Queen Francesca”. Cindy and Albie.

  • Shirley & Wah Fee Low says:

    We have just heard of Fran’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you, Neil, and your family. Fran was a wonderful person to work with. She was always a kind, generous, happy and helpful person. She will be remembered.

  • Kim, Chelsea, Carmen, and Candice says:

    Dearest Neil, Sean, Lisa, Louise, Jon, Chris, and families

    You said it perfectly, Neil,in a recent description to me of Fran, “My Wife Is An Angel!” And that she was! I remember so many special times spent in your home sharing life and laughs together with our families and friends. “Auntie Fran” was adored by my daughters and I will never forget how lovingly she treated them. I will cherish and keep in my heart memories of the precious, kind, wonderful person Fran was. Love and Prayers to all at this sad time, Kim (Fraser) Cotter

  • Josey and Bob Westran says:

    Neil and family, we were so sorry to hear that Fran had passed away. Fran had the biggest and softest heart for both her human and furry children.She was the greatest example of how both should be treated. Thinking of you all,
    Josey and Bob

  • Leslye and Peter Szymczak says:

    Rest peacefully Fran. You are free of pain, and your spirit and caringness lives through those you have touched.

    Saddened by your passing, Leslye and Peter Szymczak

  • Lyle and Laurie Thomas says:

    Dear Neil and family we are so saddened by the loss of such a wonderful person. Fran took me in and shared love and kindness when I first moved to Princeton. She taught me so many things and I feel very blessed to have known her. Family was everything to Fran, hold on to each other and cherish all the memories you hold together.

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