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Harding, Frances

(August 14th, 2019)

Frances passed away peacefully on July 29th at Mountain Lake Care home. She lived an active busy life in the Kootenay area raising her family and contributing to the community in many volunteer positions.

Frances was always interested in politics and was a strong support to her husband in his career as an MLA and MP. She demonstrated leadership and dedication as a Girl Guide Commissioner, Chair of the local hospital board and many other volunteer activities for which she received a Citizen of the year award. Frances and Ran were avid outdoor people. In their retirement they researched local mining sites for areas to dig bottles and other artifacts of that era. Over the years they acquired an amazing collection of antique bottles, inkwells, insulators and stoves which were cataloged assiduously by Frances.

She is predeceased by her daughter Randy, her stepson Les, her husband (Ran) and her two siblings: Mary and Fred. She is survived by her son Rick (Lorill), stepson Earnest (Gayle), Les’s widow Elouise and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Frances will be remembered and missed by family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mountain Lake Senior’s Community and Dr. Janz for the compassionate care they provided for Frances over the last 3 1/2 years.

Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held in August of 2020.

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