SEARS, Frances Grace Truro, 90

Truro Daily News - - OBITUARIES/COLCHESTER -

Born Frances Grace Rus­sell, Frances was born on June 20, 1929 in Glace Bay, Cape Bre­ton. She died peace­fully at home in Truro on Fe­bru­ary 27, 2020. She lived most of her life in Brook­field, Nova Sco­tia. She worked one year as a school teacher and then mar­ried her hus­band, the late Wil­liam ‘Bill’ Sears. Later, she worked for Sun Al­liance and Lon­don and then for the Chignecto Cen­tral Re­gional School Board as an Ad­min­is­tra­tive As­sis­tant. She had many hob­bies at this time, in­clud­ing bowl­ing, sew­ing and read­ing. Her love of read­ing she passed on to her two chil­dren. Later in life she and her hus­band took up square dancing which gave her great joy. She had a love of travel and had many trips, her most re­cent be­ing seven years ago on the Al­lure of the Sea. A cou­ple of years be­fore that she en­joyed trav­el­ing to the Bri­tish Isles, which she had al­ways wanted to do, and she had a chance to fi­nally see Paris. She had many friends over the years and loved to laugh. She is sur­vived by her son, Brian Richard Sears and his wife Mar­lene; grand­chil­dren, Wendy Szopa (Mirek) and Marc; great-grand­chil­dren, Maxwell and Sa­muel; her brother, Jim Rus­sell (Lau­rette); sev­eral half sib­lings and many nieces and neph­ews. She was pre­de­ceased by her par­ents, Wil­liam John Rus­sell, orig­i­nally from New­found­land, and his wife Su­san (Budge); her hus­band, Wil­liam Mcwhirter Sears; her son, Wil­liam Maxwell Sears (Su­san); sib­lings, Hay­ward (Mary), Ge­orge (Frances), Dou­glas, Melvin (Carol) and Carolyn. The fam­ily would like to thank the staff of the VON and Earth Angels for pro­vid­ing the sup­ports which al­lowed her to live out her life at home. Cre­ma­tion has taken place. Vis­i­ta­tion will take place on Sun­day evening March 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a me­mo­rial ser­vice to be held on Mon­day, March 9 at 2 p.m., all in the Colch­ester Com­mu­nity Funeral Home, 512 Wil­low St., Truro with Rev. Gary Yet­man of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flow­ers, dona­tions may be made to The Lung As­so­ci­a­tion of Nova Sco­tia or for Breast Can­cer Re­search. Live we­b­cast­ing of the ser­vice will be­gin at 1:58 p.m. (At­lantic Time) and is avail­able along with on­line con­do­lences at: www.colch­ester­com­mu­nity.com.

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