Frances Mary Gavloski
April 17, 1929 – September 15, 2020
With her devoted husband and family by her side, Fran passed away peacefully at McGarrell Place, in her 92nd year.
Fran was born in London Ontario. Beloved Wife of Stanley Gavloski for 69 years. Dear, Loving Mother of Gary (Arlene), James (Brenda), Karen (Mark). Cherished Babcia of Marissa, Danielle, Jenna and Benjamin and her Great Grand Daughter Emilia. Predeceased by parents Joseph and Mary Cebulski and Brothers - Frank (Florence), Joseph (Marie), Larry (Noreen). Predeceased by her Dear Loving Sisters Jennie (Walter), and Jean (Victor). Also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. Fran was a devoted member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League, and long time member of St. Joseph’s Folk Choir. She was a dedicated volunteer for many years for Meals on Wheels and long standing member of the St. Pius 50 Club. Fran was a retired bank clerk, working in both London and Brantford Branches. She enjoyed her retirement years nurturing her love of gardening. Additionaly she had a passion for travel and following world events. Fran was known for her kind heart, loving spirit and incredible sense of fun, making the most of every moment she lived. Always full of gratitude, and a positive demeanor, she brought a smile to those she met. Always thoughtful and giving unto others, she was exemplary in teaching us the value of kindness. She was surrounded by loving family, and her life was enriched by the many wonderful friendships she enjoyed over the years. The family extends their sincere gratitude to Dr. Karen Lo and the entire staff at McGarrell Place for their wonderful care and compassion. In light of Covid-19, A private family service of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Mausoleum, Holy Cross Cemetery, Paris on Saturday September 19th at 10:30 a.m. You will find a link for livestreaming with the funeral details below.
Service of Christian Burial
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Frances Mary Gavloski
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September 25, 2020
Arlene and Gary,
Please accept my deepest sympathy. Thinking of you and may her memory be eternal.
September 21, 2020
Our family will miss my aunt Fran. I really enjoyed visiting her on Sunday afternoons when she moved back to London. She was so excited when she found out that my son Jacob went to the same public school that she attended when she was young. She loved to tell us stories of her childhood and the neighborhood she grew up in and we always enjoyed hearing them. She was a truely kind person. We will miss her.
September 19, 2020
My Babcia was special. She loved her family, and always made sure that every gathering was a celebration. I have fond memories of her singing at family gatherings, always making them as special as she was. No matter how far we lived or how long it had been since we had seen each other, Babcia would always call to check in on me. She was so thoughtful and considerate, sending me articles about subjects she knew I would be interested in. Babcia had a beautiful yard and garden, I remember spending time there with her and those memories will last me a life time. I love you Babcia ❤️
Ed and Ava Gavloski
September 19, 2020
Uncle Stan, cousins Gary, James, Karen and Families. Ava and I are deeply sorry to hear of Aunt Fran's passing. We have numerous wonderful memories of Aunt Fran - the love she showed for her family whether it be from the parties at Grandma's house; the renewed Wedding Vows that we shared in with Aunt Fran and Uncle Stan; the birthday party she arranged for James and of course, having Gary play (while reluctantly) his accordion at Family gatherings. I remember Aunt Fran and Uncle Stan visiting me while I was in the hospital even though they had to gown up - a treasured visit which I will never forget. Aunt Fran Loved You All and will be truly missed by All who knew and Loved her. A Wonderful Soul.
September 18, 2020
My Babcia lit up every room she entered. She wore joy and celebration with every outfit, and she had this special gift of bringing laughter and song to all of our lips. I am so grateful for the memories I have going to church with her, attending the bazaars and spending summers in her back garden. While I grew up farther than around the corner from my Babcia, she never felt far away. I will forever cherish the thoughtful letters she wrote me on a regular basis. She never forgot a single thing that went on in our lives, and her timely letters and calls honoured and celebrated each and every one of them. The amount of kindness and love she showed every single person around her, is something I've always admired about my Babcia. Her spirit was infectious, and my understanding of family really deepened when I saw how she led us around the supper table, through grace, and made sure our family gatherings were always something to be remembered. I am so honoured to be her granddaughter, and will forever hold my time with her in my heart. The role she has played in my life and leading me to the cross is too big to sum into words, but I know she will forever be looking over us all, celebrating each and every moment that comes. I love you Babcia.
September 18, 2020
Fran was a fun cool lady and a great cook! Of the things I enjoyed, I think her city chicken was my favorite! Hugs and condolences to all who love her💕.
September 17, 2020
To me Fran was Mrs. Gavloski, my wonderful neighbour across the street. Too many memories to record here, but a few were the fun neighbourhood Christmas parties, and her always wanting us to come in and get our pictures taken in our Halloween costumes. And her singing of “Three little monkeys jumping on the bed”. She was so full of life. A kind woman who brought joy to those around her. I will miss you Mrs Gavloski. Thanks for being so warm and welcoming to me. I am sure my dad had a drink ready for you :)