Francis Lillian Lonseth

November 17, 1934July 9, 2019

Francis (Fran) Lillian Jean Lonseth (nee Puffalt) November 17, 1934 – Kipling, Saskatchewan July 9, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Our dear mother passed away peacefully at aged 84 from myelodysplasia. She is survived by her husband Roy, two daughters, Sandi (Greg) Chamberlain and Shelley (Doug) Lapp, brother Gordon (Ilona) Puffalt, step-children; Sherrie (Dave) Gullacher, Dale (Darlene) Lonseth, and Linda Lonseth, son-in-law Dale McDermit, and grandchildren; Raquel and Meagan Chamberlain, Evan and Erin Lapp, Annah Gullacher, Chelsea (Kyle) Nadiger, Nathan Gullacher, Eric, Scott, Andrew and Christopher Lonseth, John and Robert McDermit.

She was predeceased by her first husband Allan Alford, parents Emil and Mary Puffalt, siblings; Emma, Albert, Martha, Edwin, and Victor, and step-daughter Julie (Dale) McDermit.

A private graveside service will be held in her memory at Queen’s Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre or Care West Sarcee. A special thank you to the wonderful caregivers at both facilities and Palliative Home Care.


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Francis Lillian Lonseth

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Carol Gray

August 10, 2019

PS. I attended Fran’s husband Allan’s funeral when I had just arrived in Calgary, as I knew I was to meet where he had met. I guess I met with Fran and the girls at Derkson’s from April ‘81! :) Much love, Carol

Carol Gray

August 10, 2019

Thinking of the different family members (natural and spiritual) who will be missing Fran. I don’t remember when I first met her but will always remember her ready smile. That’s a beautiful photo of Fran posted on the obituary. I feel privileged to have known her. Loving sympathy, Carol

Sheila MacLeod

July 17, 2019

I have such lovely memories of Francis and Allen when they lived in Winnipeg, when Keith and I were there also. We took an excercise class together at one time and our little ones would play together in the nursery. We both had many life changes since that time, but the good memories remain.

Don & Norma Curtis

July 16, 2019

Our sincere love & sympathy to all the families. A life well lived, & a shield hung in victory! Hugs, Don & Norma C

Shaunna Sanders

July 15, 2019

I consider Fran to be a rich blessing. Her very presence and voice lifted in song will be missed by many. May family and friends find and treasure true peace and comfort.