EWART, Frances May (nee Wilson)
She passed in peace, a cool spring day
and we were sad, yet in a way
Glad she should at last be free
from the tangled web her mind could see
Where names and faces began to blur
and sadly there is just no cure
And though her memories faded fast
her, we will remember, our love will last
A woman good and kind and smart
who nurtured us with tender heart
The path she trod is one worth taking
honour her by undertaking
To live our lives with joy and passion
and talk and listen in equal fashion
Use kindness in our words and deeds
bring to life her tender planted seeds
We love you and miss you Mom, Grandma, GG, sister, friend, neighbour.
Frances May Ewart (nee Wilson) was born the oldest of 9 siblings in Vegreville, AB. She had 3 children (Rick/Linda), (Tony, Christie) and (Colette/Jim) with her 1st husband Paul Jullion (deceased). She married Alan Ewart (deceased) in 1971 and added 6 beloved step children to her family (Dan/Kari), (Neil/Lynne), (Judy), (Jean/Ted), (Leta/Ken), and (Charles/Marina). A total of 16 grandchildren brought joy to her life followed by no less than 23 great grandchildren (forgive me if my count is off - they are still coming). Her greatest pleasure was having family come to visit and we always felt loved and cared for in her presence.
Mom was predeceased by her parents Roy and Mabel Wilson, her brothers Cliff, Jim, and Lloyd, and her grandson AJ Babb. She is also survived by her sisters Gladys, Hazel, Elizabeth, Doris and Terry.
Fran was an accomplished seamstress who used her skills to clothe her family as well as to make costumes for the figure skating club and school functions for many years. She made wedding dresses, grad dresses, and had a fabulous closet filled with her own handiwork. In her retirement she took up painting and we all have beautiful watercolour and acrylic paintings from her hand. She knitted (love those washcloths) and crocheted, canned and baked, and always had a welcoming house and home. Her accomplishments may sound old fashioned but her heart was pure and strong and the warmth she shared with us all was powerful and lasting so I guess we could all use a little “old-fashioned” touch i n our busy lives. Mom - may you rest in peace.
Donations in Frances’s memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Amanda Lambert of Rose Garden Chapel in Barrhead, Alberta.
Expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting www.rosegardenchapel.com
Arrangements in care of Rose Garden Chapel
LIFE WELL CELEBRATED