Frances Isobel Armstrong


August 11th, 1932 – March 15th, 2015

Fran passed away suddenly at Vernon Hospital, Vernon B.C at the age of 82.

Mom was predeceased by her husband Jim at his death Jan.23rd 2014 . Mom and Dad were together since high school for 68 years.

Mom was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario by her parents Harold (“Hap”) Urry and Bess (Johnson), “Gran” (Sarah ,”Bess”Johnson(Hunter)) and sister  Margaret McLaughlin. Graduating from Barrie District Collegiate Institute in June 1951, Mom completed her training as an Operating Room Nurse from Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital in Sept. 15th, 1954, and proudly represented the profession for the rest of her life.

Mom leaves behind her children, Lynn Armstrong of Cranbrook,BC and Scott Armstrong of Vernon, BC and her grandchildren , Kevin Herbert and Mary Frances Noble, and Emma Frances and Claire Isobel Armstrong, family  Marilyn and Allan Bauldry of Brampton  and niece Anne McLaughlin Nakashima (Jim and Bess) and nephews John and Jim of Owen Sound, Ontario.

Despite the many geographical stops in her life Mom’s heart-home was Barrie of which she often talked of Clapperton and Maple St , Joanie Saso, and the Old Theatre. Mom loved our Cottage and the endless summers on Tea Lake in Pentaguishene.

Mom’s joys in her life centered on Dad, children and grandkids, any car ride anywhere, reading and the daily walks outdoors. Mom’s primary support and strength  in later years was her son Scott and their hours spent chatting and enjoying the hot Vernon sun at local coffee shops. Above all else Mom loved to make others happy.

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