Frances Rosemary Sumner
1944 - 2021
Frances Rosemary Sansregret Sumner of Consort, Alberta passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the age of 76 years.
She is lovingly remembered and cherished by her children: Marie (Donald), Denise (Blane), Jay, Ann, Beth, Joey, Jack (Lisa) and Heather; and her beloved grandchildren: Linda, Charles, Jesse, Nastashia, Darcey, Zachary, Brayden, and Tristan. She leaves behind her brothers: Joe and Harvey; her sisters: Agnes, Lorraine, and Lucille; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband Jack, her brothers Ivor and Herman, and her sister, Doreen.
Frances was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan and grew up on a farm there with her family until she moved to Consort in the early 1960’s. She enjoyed playing sports as young girl, particularly baseball with her siblings. She worked at a variety of jobs throughout her life, including as a telephone operator for AGT, days she looked back on fondly.
She was an avid volunteer in her community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand to her friends and neighbours. She loved shopping, travelling, dancing, music, and playing the guitar. She was an avid curler and played for years with her good friends Evelyn, Ella, Sophie, amongst many others. She went on many adventures and shopping trips with good friends Sheila, Sharon, Bev, Laurie and so many more. She loved the friends she made throughout the years and always appreciated their kindness and support through good times and bad.
Frances was a loving and supportive wife to Jack. When they weren’t busy farming and ranching and raising their children, they travelled to many places near and far, and loved seeing the world together. His loss was sudden and tragic, but she carried on with dignity and grace to keep his legacy alive.
She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and our large extended family. She had a great sense of humour and always loved a good joke and a laugh. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.
The family sincerely thanks the staff at Royal Oak Manor in Lacombe for the compassionate loving care they provided to Frances.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frances' name to a charity of your choice. ,
A Private Family Funeral Service will be held on Friday January 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Wilson's Funeral Chapel. Recording of the Service will be available shortly after just below.
A larger celebration of life will be held sometime this summer when larger gatherings are allowed. Details will be shared with everyone at that time
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