Posted: July 14th, 2023

FRANCES O’CONNOR 1941 ~ 2023
Frances Ethel O’Connor of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully after a brief but courageous health battle on Thursday, July 6 , 2023, at the age of 81 years. Fran was born in Winnipeg on November 23, 1941. Her family settled in Redcliff in 1953, where she met and married her husband Edward. They resided in Redcliff for 23 years and were blessed with two sons Robert and Michael. In 1976, the family moved to Pine Point, Northwest Territories. Following Ed’s untimely passing, she met her partner of 46 years Eli, and they moved to Medicine Hat in 1980, where they resided until her passing. Fran was always hard working and held jobs at Dominion Glass, ALCB, and managed many successful Macs stores in Medicine Hat for 20 years. Fran enjoy reading, crosswords, puzzles and socializing with family and friends but most important to her was her family. In her later years she got the most pleasure spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Fran is survived by her spouse Eli, her sons, Robert (Melissa) O’Connor, Michael (Debra) O’Connor, and stepson Gordon; her grandchildren, Jamie (Jenelle); Kim; Tyler (Heather); Meagan; Dustin (Cathy); Krystle (Curtis); Ashley (Harold) and Amelia (Colton); her great grandchildren, Aiden, Madisen, Bryden, Colten, Callie and Dayton; her siblings, Kathleen (Bryan), Bryan (Merle), and Susan; sisters-in-law Gloria (Doug); Angie (Bob) and brother-in-law Stan (Sandy) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Agnes Ellerman; her husband, Edward; father-in-law Walter; mother-in-law Mary, one brother, Donnie; sisters, Gail and Joan; brothers-in-law, Dave, Jim, Leroy, Ken, Alfred, Melvin and Robert; a stepdaughter Dana;and sister-in-law Vickie. The graveside memorial service will be held in the Redcliff Cemetery on Monday, August 14 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Janice Bezler officiating. If you wish to attend the graveside service please meet at the cemetery 15 minutes prior to service time. Those who wish to remember Fran may do so with a donation to Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, Palliative Care (cheques payable to MH&D Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, T1A 4H6 or online at or to Home Care Service Medicine Hat. To leave a message of condolence you may visit

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