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TOLBOOM, Frances

January 29, 1924 — February 9, 2022

Frances Tolboom (formerly Russett, née McKay) passed away peacefully at age 98 on February 9, 2022. Frances leaves behind her cherished and devoted husband John Tolboom, who was at her side in her final moments.

Born January 29, 1924, Frances was the oldest of John and Lillian McKay’s nine children. Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister whose generous spirit won the admiration of her large family and many friends. She was known for her skill and generosity in preparing feasts for her family (at which there was always an extra seat), and was faithful to her Christian fellowship and friends (which was always evident in the peaceful spirit in her home). Frances raised seven children and took great pride in her 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Frances is survived by her daughters Joyce Houlind, Cheryl (Jim) Earl, Gaynell (Murray) Reiter, Melody Forsythe, and her son Daryl. Frances is also survived by her sisters Annette Gallagher, Dianne (Steve) Revak, and sister-in-law Lillian McKay. She was predeceased by her husband Melvin Russett in 1996, her son Floyd Russett in 1967, and her daughter Darlene Russett in 2006, as well as her sons-in-law Gordon Houlind and Dale Forsythe.  Frances will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

The family extends special thanks to the staff at Cottonwoods Care Centre and Dr. T. Sebulsky for their kind and loving care in Frances’ last years.

A funeral service will be held Monday, February 28, 2022, at 1:00 pm, at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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Monday, February 28, 2022, at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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