Frances Mona “Fran” Tivy (Nee Toomey)

Frances Mona "Fran" Tivy (Nee Toomey)

Feb 2, 1926 – Nov 19, 2017
Born at Weymouth North, Nova Scotia February 2nd, 1926, daughter of Frank and Evelyn Toomey, Fran passed away November 19, 2017 in Vancouver B.C. after suffering a stroke.  She was 91.

Fran grew up in Kentville Nova Scotia with 3 siblings Marie, Don and Ray where she graduated high school from Kings County Academy. She then took nursing at the Halifax Infirmary then operated by the Sisters of Charity. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1946 and returned to Kentville where she worked in the Fraser Memorial Hospital. Contracting tuberculosis she was sent to the sanatorium where she recovered.

She then moved to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal serving there as operating room and later obstetrical nurse. After taking time off to study Nursing Science at the University of McGill she returned to the Royal Victoria as an RN and achieved the level of Assistant Supervisor of nursing for the Women’s Pavilion.

In 1973 she married Robert H. Tivy (his 1st wife having died previously). She moved to Beaconsfield to live in Bob’s house and was very successful in making the dramatic change from downtown working professional to suburban housewife.

After Bob’s retirement she accompanied him to live in New Delhi, India then returning to White Rock BC where she and Bob settled closer to family.

Bob Tivy passed away on April 27, 2004 and not long after Fran got a smaller apartment at Pacific Carlton in White Rock. With failing health Fran moved to Granville Park Lodge in March 2014.

Frances is survived by; her niece Patricia Lux, two stepsons, Robin and Jim of Vancouver, and stepdaughter, Maria Saley of Calgary. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Kaley, Wolf, Chilko, and Kira.

A Memorial Service was held at Good Shepherd Church, 2250 150 St, Surrey, BC at 1 PM on Nov 30th.

It is requested that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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