Frances Elizabeth Mitchell

27 January, 194821 April, 2021

Frances Mitchell late of Regina, Saskatchewan passed away at the age of 73 on Wednesday April 21, 2021 with her family by her side. Fran was born January 27, 1948 and resided in Dysart, Saskatchewan on the family farm until she met life partner, John Mitchell and was married February 19, 1966. During their 55 year marriage they had 4 children Michael (Belinda), Darren, Barry (Tamara), and Michelle (Owen). John and Fran moved to Regina in 1971. Frances worked for the Regina Public School Board for 35 years where she retired in 2013. Fran was predeceased by her parents Theresa (Rose) and Wenzel Grandel; sisters Mary, Rose, Millie, Madeline and Agnus; brothers Vincent, Clem and John. She is survived by her husband John Mitchell; children Michael (Belinda), Darren, Barry (Tamara), and Michelle (Owen); 11 grandchildren Chelsey (Ryan), Nathan (Mary), Samantha (Zach), Jonathan, Brandon (Kia), Landin, Devin (Kaitlyn), Dakota (Dustin), Kourtney (Kolton), Chad, Chance (Tiarra); 21 great grandchildren; Jayk, Brysan, Kyden, Neleah, Emmette, Violette, Daymin, Hayley, Auna, Addison, Aydyn, Chelsea, Graysten, Avery, Brinley, Josh, Caroline, Lucas, Jackson, Chase, and Rebecca; sisters Marg, Lou and Martha; brothers Ernie, Adam, Douglas and Henry. She loved family, crafts, gardening, camping life, and lived it to its fullest. Anyone who knew Fran would agree she had endless energy; loved sports: curling, baseball, golf and bowling to name a few. She was always there for anyone who needed help. Fran fought a courageous battle with cancer and died on her own terms. She was our rock and will be deeply missed.

God looked around his garden, and found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you, and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never, get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids, and whispered, "Peace bethine". It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will not be a service at this time, however a service will be arranged for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fran's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK S4P 2R3.


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Wallace & Gertrude Stratton

3 May 2021

We will truly miss Frans beautiful smile and friendly disposition at fishing lake. She will be missed by many!!! Our deepest condolences to John and family. May she rest now in peace free from pain and suffering..

Gayle seip

2 May 2021

John and family,
I was shocked to hear about Francis. I worked with Francis at Judge Bryant School. She was a hard worker, always happy and a joy to be with. She always stopped in to chat and we shared many stories of Dysart and also shared many laughs. May God comfort all of you and may you find peace in recalling fond memories of this very special lady.

Nadine Smith

2 May 2021

My memories of Aunty Fran are all happy. She was a fantastic person. I’ll miss her deeply. My condolences to uncle John and all the family. Xoxo Nadine and family

Vern Gunnlaugson

30 April 2021

My condolences to all of Frannie‘S family and friends, words do not convey the sadness in my heart to this news, but my tears do.
She was my dear friend for 13 years, I could not have asked for better, she was the best person anyone could ever imagine.
The world was a better place because she lived and gave her unconditional acceptance and love to everyone she knew! She was the very best of humanity!
We shall all miss her!❤️🙏❤️

Greg Taylor

30 April 2021

So very sorry to hear about Fran. I had the pleasure of working with Fran at F.W. Johnson Collegiate. She was such an amazing friend and passionate about providing for the staff and students. She will be missed.

Ryan Smith

30 April 2021

My condolences to Fran’s family. I had the pleasure of working with Fran at FW Johnson Collegiate and have many fond memories of our conversations. She was the hardest working most amazing person. She always looked to help others and took pride in her work. She had a smile for everyone and brightened my day. Fran will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Ryan Smith

Joyce Beke

21 April 2021

I am so happy I had the opportunity to get to know Fran in recent years. She and John walked at the Southland Mall, then sat and had coffee. We were privileged to have been part of one of these coffee groups. She was so brave and had a positive attitude even during her frequent treatments. We will miss her at the mall. We pray God will be a comfort to you John and to each member of your family.
With love,
Allan and Joyce Beke