Frances Anita THURSTON passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20 2009 in Port Alberni B.C. at the West Coast General Hospital at the age of 78. Frances was born on September 11, 1930 and grew up in Parry Sound, Ontario. She met and married her husband John early in her life and went on to have 4 children. John was in the military, and as a military family they moved around a lot, making them very close. Frances was very devoted to her family and her pets and will be fondly remembered for her love of animals and nature.
Predeceased by her husband John Brinkley Thurston in 2007 and survived by her children John (Jeanette) Thurston, Anita Forbes, Doris (Bob) Arland and Joan (John) Thurston Mercer. Grandchildren Kathleen (Adam) Daly ,Andrew (Christina) Thurston and Brinkley Thurston Mercer and Great Grandchildren Jordan Daly, Matthew Mitchell-Daly, Holly Thurston and Kyra Thurston.
A private gathering will take place in Port Alberni where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in the Greenwood Cemetery.
For those who wish, in lieu of flowers donations in Frances honour may be made to the BCSPCA.
When I get where I’m going on the far side of the sky,
The first thing that I’m gonna do is spread my wings and fly.
When I get where I’m going there’ll be only happy tears,
I will shed the pain and struggles I have carried all these years.
I will leave my heart wide open, I will love and have no fear,
When I get where I’m going, don’t cry for me down here.