Harriet Ellen Francis

September 20, 1930November 5, 2018
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Francis, Harriet Ellen, 88, Eastern Passage It is with great sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother on November 5th, at Ocean View Continuing Care, with family by her side. Born in Belleoram, NL, September 20, 1930, the third daughter of Albert and Gertrude Cluett (Munden). The tragic sinking of the S.S. Caribou in 1942 took the lives of her mother and two youngest sisters. She moved to the foster care of Betty and Andrew Harris in North Sydney where later she would meet her wonderful husband of 50 years - Louie. They married in Halifax and raised their family. She worked at Sears for 25 years until retirement. For 30 years they camped at Sherwood Forest Campground in Coldbrook, participating in all social events with their many friends. She loved dancing and music, and took every opportunity to join friends and family at every event from picnics at the beach, dining out, theatre, concerts, and celebrations. Her love of travel took her across Canada by railway and flights to warmer destinations of Florida, Las Vegas and the Caribbean with family and friends many times. Her sweet smile, caring nature and zest for life will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Survived by daughters, Carol Elvidge (Len), Eastern Passage; Nancy Kendall (Jim), Williamswood; granddaughters, Jennifer Capon (Steve); Krista Elvidge; Step-granddaughter, Jennifer Durling (Bill); Step-grandson, James Kendall (Michelle); great-granddaughters, Olivia and Abigail; Step great-grandchildren, Meghan, Alex (Kristen), Andrew and Nick; and four step-great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Louie; sisters, Theresa, Catherine (Beanie) , Abigail, and Vera. A visitation will be held at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Friday, November 9, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held the next day, November 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm at the Emmanuel Anglican Church with a burial to follow at St. John's Cemetery. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. C. Nowlan and all the wonderful staff of Ocean View - Bayside unit for their excellent, loving care and compassion. You have a special place in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ocean View C.C. or the Alzheimer's Society.


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

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Brady Mccloskey

November 12, 2018

Sorry to hear of your loss Nancy & Jimmy. We always enjoyed our visits with Harriet over the years, such a kind lady. Thinking of you and your families,


Marilyn Peters

November 9, 2018

Nancy and Jim, we are so sorry to hear of Nancy's mother's passing. May your memories of happy times spent with her comfort you now and always. Hope to see you when you visit Eleanor and Larry. God bless you and your family.

Marilyn and Kenny Peters
Souris West, PEI

Deborah McNair

November 8, 2018

Carol, Len and Family
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. Cherish your memories and hold them close and let them bring you comfort.

Sincere Sympathy
Deborah McNair

Julie McCloskey

November 8, 2018

Nancy & Family my heart is sad with the news of your mother passing, when my mother Eleanor told us. Please know that we are thinking of you at this time and our prayers are with you all at this hard time.
Love Julie McCloskey & Family

David and Noreen McIntyre

November 8, 2018

Carol, Len and family. Sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. We hope the thoughts and prayers of family and friends will help make this difficult time a little easier for you all.

Dave and Noreen

Joe Hatcher

November 8, 2018

Our sincere condolences to the Francis family. Remember seeing Hattie often at aunt Beanies. Lovely lady.
Joe & Doreen Hatcher

Janet Gilbey

November 8, 2018

Our sincere condolences to the family. We loved Harriet. Yes, she loved people and dancing for sure. Our camping days were so much fun. May she rest in peace now. Sincerely, Janet and Peter Gilbey, Brookside, N.S.

Christa & Darren Pierce

November 8, 2018

Harriet was a lovely lady. She was always a delight and smiling whenever I saw her. Our condolences to your family.