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Vernon resident who lost home to fire seeking support

Fran Wright, who also lost her husband to cancer in February, had her home go up in flames on Friday

A Vernon resident is seeking some support, after a fire destroyed her home.

Fran Wright, who lost her husband Roger in February, was in her home in the Lawrence Heights area of Vernon early Friday (May 12) morning when the fire swept through her property.

Fran was only able to grab her husband’s urn and “a couple small things,” but the rest was unfortunately lost in the flames.

Jesi Trommeshauser, who is the daughter of Fran, has put a GoFundMe together in order to support her mother.

“She’s such an amazing person that does so much for everyone else and has been very strong through the loss of her husband Roger,” Trommeshauser said. “Now, to lose the last part she had connected to her husband is awful.”

Trommeshauser said a few anecdotes about her father, Roger, including an instance just months ago where the 64-year-old “was battling cancer and only could use one arm, he kept coming outside at 10 p.m. to try and help me change my breaks on my work van.”

“I had to tell him four times to go inside. Just shows you the type of people my parents are.”

So far, $2,025 has been raised. A goal of $10,000 has been set. According to the GoFundMe, Wright does have insurance, but the claim could take a long time.

If you want to donate, visit

The Okanagan Indian Band Fire Department was assisted by members and equipment from the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department in battling the fire, which was called in at around 5:30 a.m.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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