Thornton, Frances (1938 – 2022)

On Thursday, October 13, 2022, Fran Thornton (nee Hobbs) passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones. She is the beloved wife of 66 years to William Thornton. Caring mother of Bill (Beth), Becky (Jack), Pat (Chris), Mina (Eddy) and Timothy (predeceased). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Jack, Tim, Tiffany, Chelsea, Patrick, Siobhan and her five great-grandkids. Franny is the dear sister of Hilda, Harry, Bess and Clifford and sister-in-law to Ray, Elaine, Ruth Anne, Sandy and Sharon. She is predeceased by her siblings Isabelle, Jim, Bob, Jack, Velma Jane and Jenny.

Fran was born in Massey to Jim and Isabel Hobbs.

She was the Charter President of the Massey Legion Ladies Auxillary. She worked as an Educational Assistant, Medical Receptionist and with the Licensing Bureau.

Always a serious competitor, she excelled at bowling and had the house stocked full of trophies to prove it.

Fran spent her life looking out for the well-being of those around her. She will be missed most of all for her great sense of humor and her distinctive laugh which brought joy to us all.

A Memorial Service will take place at the Massey Lutheran Church on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 11:000 a.m.

Donations in her memory can be made directly to the Maison McCulloch Hospice or to a charity of your choice.


7 Condolences

  1. Uncle Bill and Family,

    We are sorry to hear about Aunt Fran’s passing. We extend our deepest condolences to you and your entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Love Bob, Wendy and Carson

    By: Bob and Wendy Weist
    October 18, 2022
  2. Dear Bill, family and numerous friends of Franny;
    Please know that I will be thinking of you all when you put this wonderful women to rest. Because of her tight family connections and sincere deep friendships over many years, you will all be aware that you are not alone mourning this loss. It was an honour to know her, and I will treasure the memories I have with her like our Legion excursions, community events and the numerous laughs over many years. 💕 Hugs, Cheryl

    By: Cheryl Stonley
    October 18, 2022
  3. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire family. May she rest in eternal peace 💜

    By: Sherry and Mario Beauregard
    October 16, 2022
  4. Bill and Family, my sincere condolences. The comment above about Frannie’s distinctive laugh brought back some great memories about those euchre and canasta games in Massey many years ago. I hope those are the memories that give you comfort during this tough time.

    Steven & Tracey Houle

    By: Steven Houle
    October 15, 2022
  5. My sincere condolences to Bill, families and friends. Remembering all the great times on the bowling league. Fran will be missed by all who knew her.

    By: Eira Robinson
    October 15, 2022
  6. Billy and family
    We are so sorry for the loss of Fran. She was a wonderful person and brightened whatever room she entered. MAY she rest in eternal peace.

    By: Ed and Tracy Landriault
    October 15, 2022
  7. To the family and friends of Frannie, my deepest condolences. May your best memories of Frances be around your heart forever and give you comfort.

    By: Lisa Buchanan
    October 14, 2022

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