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September 17, 1956 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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The family of Donna-Marie Francis is sad to announce her passing, on Sunday, January 21, 2024, after a lengthy illness of frontal temporal dementia. Donna-Marie was previously deceased by her father Harry Francis and mother Mary Francis (nee Power). She is survived by her brother Christopher (Delia) and nieces Emily and Olivia, whom she cherished and doted on lovingly.
Raised in Verdun QC, Donna-Marie was proud of her 30 plus year career at Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), which brought her from Montreal to Calgary. Over that span, she had the pleasure to work with several groups of great colleagues and form many close friendships and fond memories.
Until her illness prevented her from doing so, Donna-Marie loved travel, getaways and escapades with her high school besties, Lucina and Lynn and the rest of the gang. Camping and road trips with her family and nieces were frequent and always laugh filled events. Time in and on the water was a favourite thing. Donna-Marie took great pleasure taking care of her several furry friends over her lifetime.
A heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Carewest Signal Pointe for their excellent and compassionate care of Donna-Marie. And the family wishes to express its deepest thanks to Leighann Bernard who took care of Donna, initially as a staff member, and subsequently as a caring companion, with love and warmth.