With his family by his side, Francis passed away peacefully, and fittingly, on St. Patrick’s Day- March 17, 2017, in his 87th year, after a courageous battle with Alzheimers. Francis is survived by his loving son Peter and his wife Christine, and grandchildren Meaghan, Keegan, Griffin and Aidan. Pre-deceased by his beloved wife Annie (nee Duggan) and remembered fondly by his sisters Anna (Ballymena N.I.) and Beatrice (Belfast N.I.) and all of his nieces and nephews, many of whom were touched greatly by him. His love of music, dancing and family will be greatly missed in the lives of all who knew him.
Francis’s family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to staff at Peel Manor LTC and the 4th floor nursing staff at WOHS for their care and compassion during Francis’s illness. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 20th from 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (at Goulding, South of Steeles). Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, March 21st at 11 a.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to The Alzheimer Society of Peel (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/alzheimer-society-of-peel/), which would be greatly appreciated by Francis’s family.
Erin Go Bragh Papa-hope you’re dancing it up with your sweet missy!