FRANCES CLARE PETTERSEN
July 16, 1924 October 29, 2018
Peacefully in her sleep, in her 95th year, on Arvid’s birthday. “Come on Frances, join the party. We’re having fun.” Following a lengthy degenerative neurological disease that left her vulnerable in many ways, she died under the care of the Sunnybrook Palliative Care Unit. Adored wife of the late Arvid (2012); gentle and loving mother of daughter, Sarah; sons, Erik (Nanette) and Leif (2008); and daughter-in-law, Lee (2017). Kind grandmother of Craig (Erin), Jamie, Kate, and Ali (Sebastian). Greatgrandmother of Logen Pettersen. Artist, gardener, reader, golfer, bridge player, Frances put her family and their health and wellbeing ahead of everything. Studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts, past member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, led Christian/Jewish dialogue at St Clement’s Church, and arranged art exhibits at Thornhill Golf & Country Club. Later, ‘taught art’ at the North York Seniors Centre and SPRINT Day Program. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, or Family Councils Ontario greatly appreciated. Or ‘pay it forward’ and do a good deed in her memory. Frances believed “Love makes the world go round.” Friends welcome on Thursday, November 15th at 1 p.m. for a service at St. Clement’s Church, Toronto, with reception to follow. (70 St. Clement’s Ave at the corner of Duplex. Five blocks north of Eglinton, one block west of Yonge).