Frances Isabelle Woodward

March 12, 1922December 30, 2018

Peacefully and surrounded by the love of her family at Chartwell Wynfield Long Term Care Residence, Oshawa on December 30, 2018, Frances (Fran) Woodward in her 97th year. Loving matriarch, she inspired with her love of life and family, and her strength, courage and determination. Loving mother of Bonnie Van Doorn Marshall (Michael), Candy Bryan (David) and Sydney Woodward (Debbie). Grandmother of Adam Bryan (Stacy), Matthew Bryan (Ann-Marie), Nicholas Bryan (Becki), Evert Van Doorn Struve (Kristine), Ashleigh Woodward (Felipe), and Jessica Woodward (Adrian). Great-grandmother of Jacob Bryan, Kaitlyn Bryan, Cole Bryan, Nolan Bryan and Noah Van Doorn Struve. Special friend of the late Jackson Spencer Wilson, and predeceased by Sid Woodward, Al Wilson, her parents, and by her brother, Dalton Draper, and her sister, Marie Stephenson. Fran will also be missed by her many friends and loved ones. Friends are invited to visit with family at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway 2, Courtice (905-432-8484) on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 10 a.m. until time of Celebration of Life Service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019


  • Reception Following Service, Interment in Niche at Thornton Cemetery

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Bette Ferjo

January 6, 2019

Candy and family, So sad to hear of the passing of your mother, when I had the privilege to visit her last yearI was so impressed by her spirit and good nature, she looks very elegant in her picture. Thinking of you Candy at this sad time

Jann Sumner

January 3, 2019

My deepest and sincerest condolences to Bonnie, Candy and Sydney and family. Fran was so precious and special to me. We lived next door to each other for 12 years and remained friends well beyond. We shared many, many life experiences together, enjoyed gardening over the fence, shared food, tea and so many laughs and a few tears. Fran had a spark that was her own. She was smart, funny, kind and wise. She was so loved and she will be missed by all who knew her. My life is richer for having had her be a part of it. Rest sweetly Fran.

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