Frances Susanna Peckford ( nee Bowe) passed peacefully away Saturday October 20, 2018 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, NL.
Frances was born in Goulds, NL July 17, 1933, one of eleven children. Frances moved to Gander with all her family when her father, Frank Bowe , found work at McNamaras. In 1954 Frances married Art and together they raised six children .Throughout our childhood years and into our adult lives, Mom cooked and baked up a storm. She was known for her homemade bread , which she freely gave to anyone and everyone and her skill at sandwich making was bar none. Mom loved Christmas. Our house shone with decorations and all the traditional smells of the season. She welcomed friends and strangers alike into her home. Mom’s grandchildren loved their Nanny and she loved them. Her stories, quirky sayings and card playing, will be in their memories for years to come.
Mom was a member and a past president of the local seniors club. She also did a yearly recitation at the local library with her strong and clear voice. Never shy about being in the limelight, Mom told stories, sang , line danced and yodeled.
Frances was pre deceased by her husband Arthur William Peckford (2010) parents Helen(Nellie) nee Raymond and Francis Bowe, her siblings, Joan (William Gilchrist) brothers, Douglas,Donald , Jerry , mother and father in law Lavinia( nee King) and William Peckford and special friend Violet Roche.
Mom will be sadly and forever missed by her children: Lorraine( Hubert Rowe), Arthur Jr (Lyne), Pamela, Bill (Jeannie) , Karen (Brian Mills), Joanne (Brian Davidson).
Grandchildren:Allison Rowe, Aaron Rowe (Heidi Craswell), Whitney Rowe (Keith Harding), Kirsten, Kristen, Jennifer ( Keough) Ryan Cornish , Richard Keough ( Theresa) James Keough (Hannah), Patrick Keough (Samantha) Leanne Mills (Jeremy Brake), Matthew Mills, Tyler (Lauren )Davidson , Brittany Davidson, Great grandchildren: Isla Rowe, Liam Rowe, Arthur Davidson,Rosalita(Rosie)Frances Brake. Mom’s siblings: Ray (Joan) ,Helen (Claude Curwin), Carmel, Pauline, Barbara, Danny ( Ann), sister in law Valda ( Joe McGuire) and a large circle of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.
A very special thank you to the staff at Lakeside Home, Gander, for the professional and personal care given to our mother.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in our mother’s name to the Gander food bank at P.O. Box 216 Gander, NL A1V 1W6
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Stacey’s Funeral Home Gander/ Carmanville, to leave a message of condolence please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Frances
Peckford 1933 2018..