It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of
Dolina Catherine Francis, 80 years,
surrounded by her loving family as she made her final journey. Dolina
passed on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at her granddaughter Miranda’s
residence in Springhill Junction, NS.
Born in Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Stephan
and Flora (Googoo) Francis.
Dolina lived in Eskasoni in her younger years, later moving
to Springhill Junction. She enjoyed trips to Columbia Falls in Maine.
Known as Granny to all, she adopted many grandchildren over the years.
Every Friday she looked forward to taking her boy Ayden and girl
Sierra for an overnight visit. She loved playing Bingo and Slot-Mania
in her free time. Cooking and making native crafts filled the rest of
She will be sadly missed by her children Debby (Russell),
Delores (Pat), Bobby, Sandra (Dana), Linda, Sonya (Jason), Shirley,
and Pete Jr.; her children that didn’t grow in her belly, but in her
heart; Sonya, Miranda, April, Matthew, and Brandon; 24 grandchildren;
51 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; many nieces,
nephews and godchildren.
She was predeceased by her soul mate Peter Bernard; son Carl;
infant daughter Rhonda; great grandchildren Caslyn and Lynten;
brothers Joe Piel, Lawrence, Ambrous, Charlie and Ronald; sisters Mary
Julia and Mary Doucette.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care and guidance
of the A H Brown Funeral Home, 5
McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361). Visitation will take
place at Dolina’s home, 36 Micmac Road, Springhill Junction from
Sunday noon until Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Funeral Mass will take place at
St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill, on Tuesday,
August 16, 2022 at 11:30 AM. Burial will follow in the North Street
Cemetery. After the burial, all are invited to the Community Centre in
Springhill Junction for a reception and Soliday.
Donations in Dolina’s memory made be made to the Springhill
Palliative Care, the Alzheimer’s Society, or a charity of your
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family
by visiting Dolina’s online memorial at www.brownsfuneralhome.com or
through the A H Brown Funeral Home Facebook
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Dolina Granny Catherine Francis 1941 2022..
Décès pour la Ville: Springhill, Province: Nova Scotia