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PIRIE, Frances Maryann

November 10, 1946 — June 6, 2021

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Fran Pirie, 74, of Kelowna, BC, on June 6, 2021. She slipped away comforted by family and the incredible staff at Kelowna General Hospital. Fran is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dave; her son, Terry (Jacqueline), and her daughters Kathy (Jeff) and Dani (Darrell); and her grandchildren, Katharine (Brendon), Mary Frances, Maria, Therese, Rory, Alexia, and Korrie. Fran is also survived by her two sisters Diane (Roy) and Val (John); sister-in-law, Gail; and nephews.

Fran was born and raised in Calgary, AB where this exceptional, success-driven woman raised a family, pursued and excelled in various career interests before she became one of the top realtors in Calgary. She eventually retired in 2001, and Fran and Dave moved to the sunny Okanagan in 2004. They have lived in Gallaghers Canyon since 2007.

Fran was actively involved in Ladies Golf, being former Ladies Club Captain in Gallaghers, and was chairwoman for several years for the Ladies Pro-Am Golf Tournament which supported the Kelowna Women’s Shelter. Fran was actively involved in the community at Gallaghers and participated in various social committees which benefited all residents.

As so beautifully described by one of her nephews, Fran was a special woman who led an impactful and inspiring life. Fran is known for her selfless generosity, strength,  infectious laughter, her style, beauty, and grace. She touched many people with her gorgeous green eyes and sincerity, and she loved to bring people together. No matter who you were, she was happy to share her sparkle and made everyone feel important. She was very much her own person, with her head and heart always in the right place. Fran had a designer’s flair and was able to change the 4 walls of their many homes into a beautiful home filled with joy.

Fran and her soulmate, Dave, loved to socialize with their many good friends, play golf, travel the world together, and enjoyed the simple things in life like sipping Okanagan wine, reading, and going to movies. Anyone who knew Fran would agree that she was born to shop!

Fran was predeceased by her parents Anne and Frank Taylor of Calgary, AB.

Fran has been cremated, and we are planning a Celebration of Life for Fran at a future date in the Fall, once COVID-19 restrictions are ended.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Kelowna Women’s Shelter or the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.

Your favourite memories, pictures and stories may be sent to the family by scrolling down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

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  • Janet and Louis Tinant says:

    We are very sorry for your loss! We didn’t know Fran well but enjoyed the times we did spend with her.

  • Jacqueline Pirie says:

    Heaven received a beautiful angel. We are left with cherished memories and life lessons that thankfully we will treasure for a lifetime. May God bless Dave at this time of sorrow.

  • Gail Pirie says:

    We have lost a spirited, caring, fun-loving Fran and she leaves a huge void… but how very fortunate we are that she was in our lives as wife and soulmate to Dave, Mom to Terry, Kathy and Dani, sister to Diane and Val, and as my sister-in-law, Her loving family has described her so well above. All I can add is thanks for the memories Fran, thanks for your inspiration to the Pirie clan, Farewell and God bless.

  • Josie St Louis says:

    Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. I will cherish the memories of our dinners and sharing conversations of our travels and shopping experiences during your visits to Windsor. 🙏🏼💔.

  • Barbars Ennis says:

    I am so saddened and shocked by this sad news. Fran was a beautiful soul and great friend to many. She will be sadly missed by all her friends and golf buddies. Rest in Peace, Fran.

  • Steve & Darlene Lebedovich says:

    Much love to you Dave and family. Fran was a dear friend and will be deeply missed. Our hearts are broken. 😘❤️

  • John and Sharon Tobin says:

    David, Sharon and I extend our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

  • Merle Riva says:

    Dave, as someone who has lost a spouse my heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Fran was a truly lovely lady and I feel honoured to have known her and be able to call her my friend.

  • Kathleen Lemieux says:

    I was sad to hear the news of Fran’s passing. Fran was so great to work with – fun and kind with a generous heart. We met when I worked at the Kelowna Women’s Shelter. Fran chaired the charity pro am raising large sums of money for the shelter. My husband, Rene Haudenschild enjoyed being the chef for the ‘Gallagher’s ladies’ and their husbands. I will think of Fran with a smile. She was a lovely person.

  • Linda (Holland) and Brad Stevenson says:

    Dave and Family and Gail! Through Gail’s stories of Fran… I felt that joy of life that she’s shared with you! We send
    condolence and prayers of comfort !

  • Julia Hepburn says:

    David & Family,
    Fran will be missed by so many, as she contributed so much.
    My sincere sympathy to you all.
    Julia Hepburn

  • Wallace and Wanda Lindsay says:

    Sympathy to the family. Happy memories from times spent together.

  • Ken Murray says:

    David and family we are so sorry to hear of Fran’s passing…so unfair. She will certainly be missed by all Gallaghers and all of those she touched.
    Ken & Holly Murray

  • Gayle and Dwayne Henry says:

    Dear Dave and family, Our heart goes out to you! Fran was an incredible giving person. She put her heart and soul into making our ProAm for the Kelowna Women’s Shelter a huge success. Many lives were improved through her tireless work! Fran will be greatly missed by everyone who had the honour to know her.
    Hugs to you all at this difficult time.

  • John L. Holloway says:

    Sincere condolences on the passing of Fran.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Your loving family comments were a fitting tribute to Fran’s life and generous character.. We have many fond memories of our past times and endeavors together, and know that you will miss her dearly..
    Larry and Shirley

  • Kathryn Dudley says:

    Dave, my deepest condolences to you and your Family. Fran was such a kind and lovely person.

  • Nancy & Terry Folkestad says:

    Dave: You and Fran came into our lives as our neighbours in Heritage Hills (outside of Penticton). Well, actually Bailey came into our lives first, as he ran down the driveway and right into our home. Fran and I immediately connected and decided to meet for lunch and some wine and so our friendship began with you both! We are so happy that we were able to stay in touch for lunches and dinners with you both after you moved up to Kelowna. We will fondly remember bashes at both of our homes, but most notably Dave’s big celebration with live music around the pool in your backyard, while we danced the night away. I have many great photos from that night and many others! Fran always spoke with so much love for you Dave, your children and grandchildren and your extended family! I know she felt truly blessed to have you all in her life! We are all blessed to have know this beautiful, kind soul – Fran! Fran – you will be so missed!
    Love & hugs, Nancy & Terry Folkestad

  • Dell and Hans Tiedemann says:

    Dear David and Family.
    As I read through Fran’s obituary, which describes her so fittingly full of life, joy and generosity, it is hard to believe she is gone. I feel privileged to have worked for Fran at the real estate office and subsequently for David, and enjoyed the friendliness of the family, so can only imagine how difficult a time this has been. We will remember Fran’s smiling face and personality in our fond memories and please know that caring thoughts are with you. May the happiness that you all shared be warmly remembered and may those memories help to ease the pain of losing Fran.
    Warmest thoughts, Dell and Hans

  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

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