Iris was born November 17, 1921, in Stoke On Trent, Hanley district, England to Mary-Jane (Harris), and Henry Thomas Parton, the second youngest of 7 children. The family moved to Canada in 1923 and settled in Calgary. Iris moved to Vancouver to work as a stenographer during the war. She married the love of her life Peter William Frank in July 1950. Their passion was their faith in Jesus Christ and they ministered within B.C, as well as places in the U.S. They eventually settled in the lower mainland from 1966 to 2009. She was pre-deceased by Peter in 2003 and lived in Vernon from 2009 until the present. Iris will be greatly missed for her humour, wit and ministry of music.
She will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters Sheryal (Bill) Poole, and Marlene (Harry) Hough, her 6 grandchildren: Carrie (Stephen) Bearss, Amy (Matt) Kinvig, Angela (Lance) Shultz, Michael Poole, Jacob (Bukola) Hough, Leanne (Mike) Bryce; and 8 great grandchildren; some nieces and nephews in B.C. and Alberta. She was interred with Peter on August 14, 2015 after a short period of illness. The family would like to thank
Dr. Boucher and staff at Heron Grove for the loving care and support they provided Mom while there. A huge thank you to the wonderful friendship and care given by Cindy from Women’s Choice Support Services. A memorial celebration is planned for 1 pm October 6 2015, at Alexis Park Church, 3906 – 35A Street, Vernon B.C