Frances Marion Reid
January 28, 1939 – October 5, 2020
REID, Frances Marion
Passed away peacefully at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg on October 5th, 2020, after a struggle with cancer.
Frances was predeceased by her husband Janusz Burzynski, her parents Agnes and Cecil Reid and sister-in-law Margaret. She is survived by her brother Brian, nieces Susanna and Jennifer, nephew David (Mary), great-niece Lilly, and great-nephews John, Cameron, Elijah, and Owen.
Frances also leaves Roland Burzynski and Janet Dooma and their families.
Frances was a devoted nurse who contributed a lot to the nursing profession. Originally from Kenora, she loved the Lake of the Woods and enjoyed time with her family at the lake. Frances was passionate about music; she played piano and was an accomplished singer and performer. Frances was an enthusiastic and generous person who truly valued and cared for her friends and family. She will be missed.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Frances Marion Reid
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George &Cheryl Miclash
October 17, 2020
Brian &family sorry for your loss.Frances was a special person always Cheerful .She will be missed . Yous are in our prayers . The Miclashs
October 16, 2020
Frances and I went all through school together from Old Central School to KKDH(high school). I so remember my ,I think& 7th Birthday and my mom made cupcakes instead of a birthday cake and we each got a candle in our cupcake and unfortunately Frances leaned over and managed to have her hair catch fire, only singed but non the less a little unnerving.Frances had so many talents , a sparkling cheerleader an out standing student. Frances and I met in Brantford and stayed with a favourite PhysEd teacher Mary Hicks during our Nursing training. Many fond memories of a very special person.
Julia Shea Lunny
October 13, 2020
I will always remember Auntie Frances visiting us in West Vancouver when I was little ... taking me with her to church where she would sing beautifully ...later, when I was a teenager, she would call me and talk for hours ; offering advice and happy stories... I am so grateful for her influence in my life. How could anyone be so gentle, kind-hearted but so brave and bold and fearless at the same time!?
Sometimes my siblings joke that I’m always dressed over the top, as if for a special occasion... and I think Auntie Frances inspired that in me from a young age! She sparkled with jewellery and fabulous fashion ...but her unmistakable voice and energy was always the brightest part of any outfit !
I will never forget when she and I went for a jet ski ride together at Lunny Island... I was driving and Auntie Frances was holding on behind, hooting and hollering with such absolute pure joy!! We laughed so hard our eyes were watering...
I love you Auntie Frances
-Julia Shea Lunny
October 12, 2020
Frances my Cousin was truly an
"Angel of JOY"!
Among my earliest memories from growing up on Park Street in Kenora and the Family Island on Lake of the Woods were visits from Frances always with her Happy and Positive Attitude and her Beautiful Smiling Face that beamed with JOY.
Frances truly radiated Love and Kindness and would share and spread it wherever she would go.
A frequent visitor to our household in West Vancouver when my Wife Jaana and I were raising our five children, Frances was a positive foundational influence on our kids development.
My Mother and Father (Frank and Sheilagh Lunny) would escape the cold to live with us during the mild winters and France's visits would recreate the warm and deep Family bonds that I remember from my childhood and that was happily shared with our children.
Frances generously told me that the times she shared with our larger Kenora Family Clan at our annual Lunny's Island Deck Party were among the Happiest of her Life.
Frances truly made the world a better place and her kind, positive and happy disposition lives on.
An anonymous Irish Poem called "Remembered Joy" comes to mind:
"I could not stay another day.
To love to laugh, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
and if my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered JOY".
Shane Lunny & Family