Posted: May 25th, 2018

Mabel “Frances” Gill was born August 8, 1926 in Medicine Hat AB. Frances passed away May 17, 2018 in Calgary.

Frances was predeceased by her parents Reinhold and Eva Gill, sisters Gertrude, Gladys and Harriet. She was also predeceased by her former husband Wilfried.

Lovingly remembered by her sisters Ruby (Ted), Grace, her children; Ellen (Dieter), Roger (Elaine), Brenda (Larry), Gayle (Kelly), her grandchildren; Jason, Karissa (Chris), Lauren, Hayley, great-grandson Declan and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frances was the eldest of 6 girls who grew up on a farm SE of Irvine during the depression. When Frances left home she worked for the Post Office in Tilley and then Colpitts Ranch just outside of Calgary. This is where she met Wilfried, they married in 1955. Settling in Calgary, Frances and Wilfried started their family. Eventually Frances and Wilfried with their four children relocated to Kelowna. In 1984 Frances moved back to Medicine Hat, closer to her aging parents. In 1994 she moved to Calgary where both Gayle and Brenda were nearby.

For the past 3 years Frances lived at Big Hill Lodge in Cochrane.

A special thanks to the caregivers at Bowcrest nursing home who made Moms final days much more comfortable.

Frances loved picnics, family gatherings big or small. She loved to garden and being outdoors. In her younger days horses, camping and anything that kept her out of the house. Later years were spent reading and doing puzzles, especially jigsaw puzzles.

Memorial Service will be held on May 28, 1:00 pm, Pattison Funeral Home, 540 South Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat. Graveside at Hillside Cemetery. Reception after for those whom wish to visit and share memories.

In Lieu of flowers a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

One Condolence for “MABEL “FRANCES” GILL”

  1. Karen Weitemeyer says:

    So pleased to get to know you Frankie I enjoyed every moment. Rest in peace . A donation to the Canadian Red Cross has been placed in your honour. Love Karen

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