Anna Francis

Obituary of Anna Francis

Anna Francis passed away in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on Monday, July 27, 2020, at the age of 92. She had been living in her home on the farm with family close by until three weeks before her passing. Survived by her daughter Geraldine Ballard (Jim deceased) of Pinawa, Manitoba, son Daniel (Allyson Carr), grandsons Daniel, Jay, Brendon and great-grandchildren Danny, Cari, Talon, Myra and Ollie, cousin Hazel, and sisters-in-law Marvis and Helen, as well as many nieces and nephews. Anna was predeceased by her husband Gordon and son Brent; older siblings Bill, John, Glen, and Noreen. Anna was born in Limerick, Saskatchewan and grew up on the family farm of parents Joseph and Mary Cobbe. She attended Orinoco and Limerick schools completing her grade twelve in Moose Jaw. She was married and lived on the farm South of Moose Jaw until her passing. Throughout her life, Anna was a dedicated and kind mother caring for her handicapped son, Brent and her grandchildren. She especially enjoyed young children in the family and their hilarious antics. Over the years there were many “ballgames” on the front lawn with the kids. Anna loved to downhill ski and included her children on trips to Banff. In later years she liked to travel with family, visiting Europe numerous times, as well as Mexico for many winters. Anna took a keen interest in art producing charcoal drawings, paintings and her passion sculpting, even selling her sculptures locally. She was ever modest about her artistic ability. A beautiful farm yard was developed with her efforts, even replacing her old roto-tiller just a few years ago. After Gordon’s passing, Anna attended senior’s dances at the Cosmo Centre, making many friends. Always appreciative of fashion, she indulged in a fine wardrobe for the dances. In keeping with Anna’s wishes, a private family interment will take place at the Limerick Cemetery. In living memory of Anna, 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). Kelly Scott, Funeral Director

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