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OBITUARY

George Joseph Francis

March 10, 1930November 24, 2021
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We are heartbroken and saddened to announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend.

Born in Diman, Lebanon, he immigrated to Canada in 1963 to prepare a new life with his future wife, Josephine who would follow him.

They worked hard and raised a family based on faith and love. He took on many jobs to provide a wonderful life for his family. Most notably, he worked at what was known as Technical University of NS (Tuns) for a long while and eventually retired.

Their marriage was a true partnership and union as they did everything together. By example, he taught us that family and faith were the most important things in life. Before Our Lady of Lebanon was established, we attended St. Thomas Aquinas Church weekly, which he continued to love dearly.

George was a peaceful loving man who never said anything negative about anyone. He was always positive and cheerful and had a beautiful smile for anyone he encountered, even when he struggled in the last years of his life. Nothing brought him more happiness than gathering his family, especially his grandchildren who he loved to spoil and they adored him!

He was an angel among us and now we have an angel watching over us!

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Josephine. His sons Joseph (Mona Metlege) and George. His daughters JoAnne (Tony Saleh) and Kathryn. Grandchildren, Patrick, George, Kathryn, Matthew, John, Laura, John, Austin and Katelyn. Sisters Georgette Ghosn, Nadia Ghosn and Therese Francis and sister-in-law Chrissy Francis. As well as many nieces and nephews that he loved. He was predeceased by his parents Yousseff Georges Francis and Sadie Francis and his brothers Nadime Francis and Farid Francis.

We would like to extend our gratitude to our extended family and friends who have offered their ongoing love and support.

The family would like to thank NS Continuing Care, Closing the Gap Homecare and VON for the care they provided over the last few years.

Visitation will be held on Friday November 26, 2021 from 5 - 8:30pm at J A Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. Funeral Service will be held Saturday November 27 2021 at 11:00am at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 111 Clayton Park Drive, Halifax. Condolences to be accepted after the funeral in the church hall. Burial following at Gates of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of Lebanon Church in memory of our beloved George.

“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance." Khalil Gibran

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

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George Joseph Francis

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Chris Hill

December 1, 2021

I would like to offer my most sincere condolences on Georges passing. George and I worked together for many years in the Electrical Dept. I have always and always will have the utmost respect for George as he was the most honest and caring person I have ever known. George was always willing to help me whenever I had a problem as a new home owner. George was always in a good mood and I enjoyed helping him whenever I could. George was a Good Man. Again my most sincere condolences
Chris Hill

Tammy Mahar (Hallal)

November 27, 2021

George was a loving man. My favorite memory of George is when I saw him daily for a long time when I worked at the mall with his sons in the 1990s. He and Josephine were there bright and early everyday to work side-by-side on all the preparations. They were a true team and were the picture of divine beauty together. George treated me like he was seeing me for the first time in years every single day. His face lit up with such a sincere smile. He was attentive, friendly, and interested then and every time I saw him elsewhere. He was a kind, caring, honest, and noble man who raised a loving family. He will be remembered fondly. May he rest in peace.