LAFRANCE, Doreen Ellen – It is with heavy hearts the family announces the passing of a cherished Mother and Grandmother, Doreen Lafrance, at the age of 92, at Teck Pioneer Residence.
Doreen was born in Renfrew on April 22nd, 1926. When she was ten her family moved to Kirkland Lake where she later met her “Romeo” (as she would say “my handsome sailor”). They married in 1946 and happily raised 5 children.
Doreen worked for many years selling shoes for Graham & Menzies and Jack Polyblank Shoes. After her retirement, her favorite past-time was playing bingo at the Kirkland Lake Bingo Hall and the Encore Club. After becoming a resident at TPR, Doreen continued to enjoy Bingo games as well as activities along with her wonderful TPR family.
Doreen had a smile that could light up a room … Mom you will always be our sunshine!
A very special thank you to all TPR staff and Dr. Chun for the exceptional loving care shown to our dear Mother. Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.
Predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Pearl Dewar, her husband of 47 years, Romeo, daughter Linda Jackson, son-in-law Dave Jackson, sister Beverly Kahl and brother Douglas Dewar.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Lorraine, Donna, Robert (Mary) and Ellen (Claude), her brother-in-law Garnet Kahl and her sister-in-law Betty Lafrance.
Proud Grandmother (Granny) to Jim (Amanda), Wendy, Mike, Janelle (Kevin), Michael (Crystal), Jackson (Taigen) and Jared; 10 great-grandchildren and aunt to many nieces and nephews.
French Family Funeral Home & Crematorium
111 Burnside Drive
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3L1
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
A luncheon will follow in the lounge at French Family Funeral Home.
Teck Pioneer Residence Activity Fund
145A Government Road East
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4
(Please mail cheques directly to Teck Pioneer Residence)