Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre

356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, ON


Frances Jean Nolan

April 30, 1929March 20, 2020

Nolan, Frances Jean (Huston) – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fran on Friday, March 20, 2020 in her 91st year at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Kenneth Edward Nolan. Devoted and cherished mother to Ray (Valorie) of Whitby, Ron (Madonna), and Patti Nolan of Peterborough. Loving grandmother to Nicole (Ron Deegan), Jeanette (Mark Monkman), Katie Rawson, Hayley (Shawn Hartwick), Rhonda Nolan, Emily Nolan (Keith Calderwood), Marty O’Dette, & Greg O’Dette (Christine). Loving great-grandmother to Ciara O’Dette, Blake O’Dette, Cydney O’Dette, Cassius Monkman-Nolan, Jacob Rawson, Annabel Hartwick, Griffin Hartwick, Nickolas Fournier, Dylan Rawson, Nolan Calderwood, Laine Calderwood, Claire Nolan, and step great-grandchildren Emma Calderwood and Drew Calderwood. Also remembered by sisters Helen (late Sandy Robson), Grace (Jim Millar), Kay Nickle, and the late Janie and (late Phil Zeller). Remembered and loved by many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by pet companion Bailey. Predeceased daughter of Irene (Endicott) and Clifford Huston. Fran was born and lived in Lindsay and later resided in Peterborough with her husband Ken where they raised their family. Fran was the Envelope Secretary for a number of years at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, a member of the St. Paul’s Scouts Mothers Auxiliary and the St. Paul’s Ladies Aid Auxiliary. She was in our eyes, the very best Mom, Nana, and Great-Nana we could ever have had. A Celebration of life will be announced and held at a later date due to the current circumstances of Covid-19. If desired, donations in memory of Fran, may be made to St. Stephen’s Memorial Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre. Online condolences may be made at www.comstockkaye.com


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Tina and Michael Hill

April 2, 2020

My dear Patti and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mom. She was always so happy to see us. We remember her warm welcome chats when we would find her and Ken enjoying their coffee group at MacDonalds. She introduced us to all her friends. They both especially loved it when we would arrive with our grandchildren. We remember your Mom entertaining us with tea/coffee and baked goodies in her homey kitchen. And, she was always so delighted when she heard my voice on the phone. What a sweet, generous lady. Fran will be sadly missed.
With Deepest Sympathies, Tina, Michael and family

Drew and Philip Zeller

March 28, 2020

Ray, Ron and Patti,

We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Fran's passing. Our deepest condolences to you and all your families.

John & Helen Endicott

March 28, 2020

We extend our condolences to the family. We have many fond memories of both Fran and Ken. Many a conversation we had with them at the Lindsay Cemetary on decoration day.

Bruce Dyer

March 28, 2020

I well remember Mrs. Nolan as a nearby neighbour in Peterborough's north end, a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, and my mother's good friend and co-worker for many years at the Home Bake Table for St. Paul's Tea. Condolences to Ron, Ray, and Patti. Your mother will be missed by all who knew her.

Judy Heasman

March 25, 2020

Ray, Ron, Patti and your families.

I was very sorry to hear of Aunt Fran’s passing. My thoughts are with all of you at this very difficult time.

Judy Heasman

Mary Jane Stoner

March 24, 2020

Ray, Ron, and Patti
We were so very sorry to hear of Aunt Fran’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences to you and your families. Treasure all the memories. Aunt Fran will be truly missed. Thinking of you all!
Love Mary Jane & Garth

Ida & Doug Robson

March 24, 2020

Ray, Ron & Patti and families

So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Fran. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Doug, Ida and family

Dave Nickle

March 24, 2020

Patti, Ray, and Ron...so sorry to hear about Aunt Fran’s passing. We all loved her very much! I’m sure Uncle Ken greeted her with a huge hug and kiss! Love to all.

Nancy, Dave, and family