Elizabeth "Liz" Franks

Obituary of Elizabeth "Liz" Franks

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Franks (Kyrylchuk) on July 12, 2019 at the age of 79. Liz passed in her sleep with her daughter holding her hand after fighting a triumphant battle with cancer at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. She was born to Roman & Anna Kyrylchuk (Soltys) at Tribune, SK. Liz resided on the family farm just north of Tribune with her parents and siblings. After graduating high school at the Tribune School, she then moved to Moose Jaw and graduated from the Moose Jaw Technical School in 1958. Liz became a medical records technician. Liz married John Franks on June 25, 1969. They made their home at the Buffalo Pound Water Filtration Plant where John worked. They were blessed having two daughters Karen and Darla. John and Liz just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 21, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. Liz was overjoyed to receive a framed blessing from the Pope, Holy Father Francis. Liz was predeceased by her parents Roman and Anna, daughter Karen Zazula, infant sister Ellen, brothers and sisters-in-law Paul (Anne), Bill (Clara and Betty), Nick (Joan) and Mike Kyrylchuk, brother-in-law Tony Hallick, brother-in-law Gordon Campbell and sister and brother-in-law Joy (Walter) Janeczko. Liz will be lovingly remembered by her husband John, daughter Darla Franks, grandson Joel (Andreyna) and great-grandchildren Ruby and Jaden, brother John (Roberta), sisters Stella Campbell and Mary Hallick and sister-in-law Sharon as well as numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren, relatives and friends. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and aunt to many. Liz was a fabulous baker and always made everything fresh doing her best to fulfill every order often working late into the night. She was truly exceptional. She did the baking for Jones Funeral Home for over 20 years.  Both Liz and her daughter Karen were the extroverts of the family and loved to socialize always out and about. She was a Beta Sigma Phi member for over 50 years. She volunteered at the Riverside Mission when she got a chance. She loved playing bingo and attending Moose Jaw Warriors hockey games. For over 60 years she was a parish member at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Liz also loved to travel if she got the chance, with Hawaii being one of her favorites. Her love of roses and gardening are also what she was most proud of. Liz’s Celebration of Life will take place at Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St W, Moose Jaw, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Liz requested to have a potluck lunch where everyone can sit around after and talk and remember her as the kind, thoughtful and caring person that she was. For family and friends so wishing in lieu of flowers Liz requested donations go towards her grandchildren’s future, Joel Zazula ,84 Brightoncrest Point SE, Calgary, AB, T2Z 5A7. The family wish to thank the staff of the medical unit and in the ER at the Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital for their kindness and caring. Our thanks also go to the nurses at Palliative Home Care. Your compassion and warmth will never be forgotten.

When You Speak of Her

“When you speak of her, speak not with tears,

for thoughts of her should not be sad.

Let the memories of times you shared give you comfort

for her life was rich because of you.”

author Unknown


In living memory of Liz, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca and www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries). Blair Scott, Funeral Director

Celebration of Life

Liz’s Celebration of Life will take place at Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St W, Moose Jaw, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
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