Tubman Funeral Home


Frances "Granny Franny" Walkington

August 19, 1935November 15, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Frances Walkington (Tymoschuk), late of Balcarres, on November 15, 2021 at the age of 86 years.

Frances was predeceased by her husband Herb, parents Nick and Elsie Tymoschuk, and brothers Gordon and Ed.

Frances will be fondly remembered by her children: Terry (Donna), Blair (Cathy), Darlene (Geordie) Willox, grandchildren: Colin (Lynn) Walkington, Terri-Don (Adam Nixon) Walkington, Tyler (Andrea Mulholland) Willox, Danny (Brooklyn) Willox and great-granddaughter Jillian Walkington, sister Sharon (Clair) Edmunds and sister-in-law Heather Tymoschuk (Nelson Ross-Harms).

A celebration of Granny Franny’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions to the Balcarres Integrated Care Center, Box 340, Balcarres, SK S0G 0C0 are most appreciated by the family.


  • Balcarres Integrated Care Center


  • A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date


Frances "Granny Franny" Walkington

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marilyn and blair parkinson

November 29, 2021

Sincere condolences. Fran was always on the go and such an interesting "people" person. It's hard to even imagine garage sale season without Granny Frannie.

Greg Chatterson

November 26, 2021

I always enjoyed a nice visit with Fances when ever we ran into each other. She was a lovely lady, grasious and comfortable to be around. My mother also sends her sympathies.

Bev and Gordon Schultz

November 24, 2021

Terry & Donna, Blair & Cathy, Darlene & Geordie, Sharon & Clair, Heather & Nelson and your Families...

With deep sadness, we send our heartfelt condolences to each of you on the loss of Frances, who was a very dear cousin. Frances was a beautiful, gentle, and gracious woman who greeted everyone with a warm and caring smile...always a twinkle in her eyes, always doing for others, always a woman of kindness, of generosity, of great strength and who made a difference. She was a friend and mentor to so many and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

We send our Heartfelt Sympathy and all our Love during this most difficult time. Frances was a beautiful soul and we were Blessed to have had her in our life.
Love and Prayers, Bev and Gordon

Marsha Norton

November 21, 2021

My deepest sympathies to Terry, Blair, Darlene & families. Frannie was a lovely lady. My Mom & Frannie travelled many miles together over the years & were such good friends❤️ I have several pieces of Frannie’s artwork in my home - so precious. May all your special memories help you through this difficult time.

Dave & Florence Milne

November 21, 2021

Terry, Blair, Darlene and families,
We were sorry to hear of Frannie’s passing and extend our deepest sympathy to each of you.
Your mom was such a friendly, caring lady who would always stop for a chat when you met her.
We know she will be deeply missed by not only you but also her many friends and the community!

Bill & Cathy Hyndman

November 21, 2021

Our condolences to Terry, Blair and Darlene and families. Just think of all the great memories and fun times shared over the years! Franny was a great lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

Bill and Cathy

Sandra Braden

November 20, 2021

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Franny. She was a wonderful lady who I had the pleasure to get to know when you lived next door to my Uncle and Aunty, Arnold and Celina Braden, Rick and Craig, in the 'new development' in Balcarres. Fond memories and so much laughter there. My condolences to all.

Laurie Dixon

November 20, 2021

So sorry to hear of Franny’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

Eva & Alex Lypka

November 20, 2021

We were saddened to hear that Franny passed away this week. Our condolences to Darlene, Terry and Blair and their families. She will be missed not only by her immediate family but her many friends in the Balcarres area. We have many happy memories of “coffeeing” with her, discussing local events.
With sincere sympathy,
Alex and Eva

Myrna Gibbens

November 20, 2021

Fran was Unique , one of a kind . I have known her for many many years sharing our love of art and garage sales. She will be missed.