Frances Collard

 

Frances Anne Collard (nee Fawcett) died peacefully at home as a result of cancer on Saturday, June 29, 2013.  She was 68. 

Frances was a devout Christian, loving mother and wife and a long time worker at the Caldwell Linen Mill.

Frances attended the Rowena Full Gospel Tabernacle since she was a child and was a pillar of the church from its inception 60 years ago. She fulfilled many volunteer roles in the church over the years including Sunday school teacher, treasurer and church elder. 

Frances married Keith David Collard on July 8, 1967, and they had two children Dwayne and Carol. While raising a family, Frances maintained a long time career at Caldwell Linen Mill where she worked until it closed. With the closure of the Mill, Frances continued to contribute to the community by volunteering at the Helping Hands. 

Determined to complete what she had started, Frances returned to school to finish her high school certification at the age of 59 and then earned a certificate in photography. 

Frances can never be replaced, but will always be remembered by her family.

Frances is survived by her husband Keith, her children Dwayne (Blessie) Collard of Iroquois and Carol Collard of Hanesville.  She was the much loved Grandma of Nathaniel and the dear sister of Art (Phyllis) Fawcett of Iroquois, Hubert (Sue) Fawcett of Brockville, Phyllis (Earl) Holmes of Cardinal, Marion (Lyle) Runions of Iroquois and Dale (Carol) Collard of Crystal Beach. 

She was predeceased by her parents Manson and Sarah Fawcett (nee Armstrong), her sisters Nellie and Beatrice Fawcett and her brothers Donald and Dwain Fawcett and Roger Armstrong.  She is also survived by nieces and nephews.    

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 3rd at 11 a.m. with Pastor Marcel Charette and Pastor Ian Kelsey officiating.  

Interment followed at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston.  Pallbearers were Dwayne Collard, Kenny Markell, Kevin Markell, Bert Fawcett, Glenn Fawcett and Sonny Runions.  

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com. 

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