Frances GUNN

Frances Gunn (nee Gobel)

April 01, 1938 ~ November 24, 2014

With great sadness we say goodbye to Frances; loyal wife, wonderful mother, devoted sister and good friend.

Frances was born in Bermondsey, East London in the dark days before WW2. She spent her early childhood in these extraordinary times in towns around South-East England. She often recounted stories of air raids, food rationing and outdoor adventures with her sisters in the English countryside. After moving to London as a young woman, she eventually met and married George and soon took the great leap of faith and followed him to his hometown of Vancouver. Several years later, George and Fran moved to White Rock; living in the same house for 46 years. Frances was a skilled cook, avid bridge player, ferocious reader of British mysteries, adventurous traveller and a keen gardener.

She will be dearly missed by husband George, children Kathy (Jason), Peter, Chris (Yulia), grandson Max and extended family in Canada and the UK. Frances’ illness was long and difficult but she fought with the same principles that she lived by; a quiet determination and common sense approach. In her own words, she “had a good, long life and was very lucky”.

Funeral service: Wednesday, December 3rd at 3.00pm at Star of the Sea Church, 1153 Fir Str., White Rock,

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Volunteer Drivers Program or a charity of your choice.


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