Frances Ethel Albee (nee Moden) passed away peacefully at her home in Thessalon, Ont. on June 18, 1999.
Frances was born July 7, 1898 in Cambridge, England to the late Maria and David Moden. In May, 1919, she was united in marriage to the late Edwin Albee.
Frances, Edwin, and one-year-old baby, Irene, sailed to Canada on the Melita in 1921. They landed at Signal Hill in Quebec. From there, they went to Illinois, where their son, Richard, was born.
Later, they travelled to Pinewood, Ont. They lived in North Branch for some time before moving to Winnipeg, where their son, William, was born.
The family of five then moved back to Northwestern Ontario and settled in Arbor Vitae.
Frances often would tell her grandchildren of listening to the wolves howling near their house and how frightened she was of them. This was all new to a young lady from Cambridge.
However, she came to love this country and her life here. She could out-shop any of us with her little run.
Frances was predeceased by her husband of 50 years in May, 1969; and her son, William in 1962.
She is survived by her only daughter, Irene (Hector) Gouliquer of Ear Falls, Ont.; son, Richard (Myrtle) of Thessalon, Ont.; and grandchildren, Deanna (Wilton) Desserre, Jane (Rudy Olson), Ed (Gail) Gouliquer, Brenda (Jerry) Whalen, Wanda (Terry) Papadakis, Frances (Ed) Gelinas, Dave Albee, and Darlene and Debbie.
Grannie also left to mourn many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Sunday, June 20, 1999 at Beggs Funeral Home in Thessalon, Ont.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 21, 1999 at Beggs Funeral home, with Reverend Glen Miller officiating. Interment was at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Thessalon.
A luncheon was served following the funeral in the lounge at Beggs Funeral Home.
A Wonderful Mother
God made a wonderful mother
A mother who never grows old.
He made her smile of the sunshine
And he molded her heart of pure gold.
In her eyes, He placed bright shining stars
On her cheeks, fair roses you see.
God made a wonderful mother
And He gave that dear mother to me.