December 7, 1939 – December 1, 2018
Frances “Fran” Ridley, 78, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 1, 2018 surrounded by her loving family singing her to the other side.
Fran will be remembered with much love by Ron, her husband of 61 years, and their children, Rhonda (Barry), Debbie (James), and Leslie (David). Endearingly known as Nana and Great Nana, she will be deeply missed by her six grandchildren- Eric (Joanne), Sarah (Bob), Lyndsey (Geoff), Jeff (Halimah), Tyson (Kelsey), and Landon, one step-grandchild Jesse (Brianne) – and her six great-grandchildren – Rowyn, Logan, Ridley, Zachary, Ewan and Locklyn as well as step-great grandchildren, Chloe, Hannah and Willow.
Fran lived life to her fullest. She was an avid golfer, whose drive extended well beyond the course into her impeccably kept home, where she enjoyed gardening and a glass of wine on the patio. Her culinary skills, and her keen sense of style made her a delightful host to many lucky friends and family members. Fran was a passionate traveler, and especially enjoyed her winters down south in the motor home she shared with Ron. Together, they made many friends and wonderful memories during their travels.
Fran loved fiercely. She was a caring and devoted mother and wife, and an amazing Nana and Great Nana to all. She also adored her mini schnauzers, Bella and Beau, who brought her much joy. We hope that where ever Fran is now, she is savouring a glass of wine on a beautiful patio, looking down on those who remember her affectionately.
As per her wishes, there will be no service. In honour of Nana’s favorite holiday, the family will be gathering at Christmas time to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.