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Obituary of Frances Lorna Gouthro
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Frances Lorna Gouthro November 20, 1946 - February 25, 2023 Frances (Frankie) Lorna Gouthro, 76, of Stellarton, Nova Scotia, passed away on February 25, 2023, at Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, NS. Frances was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, one of eight children to Edward and Rosalind (Ashley) Gouthro. She went to school at St. John’s Academy in New Glasgow. She worked as a Patient Care Worker for 13 years for Aberdeen Hospital in The Glen Haven Manor. Frankie was a person who possessed both a deep faith and a generous spirit. She enjoyed drawing, writing songs and singing in the choir at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She was particularly interested in the area’s Indigenous Peoples, and along with her childhood friend, Teresa Francis, Frankie enjoyed partaking in such activities as the Mi'kmaq Pow Wow and she was excited to have contributed to those activities. Frankie was thrust into contending with adult responsibilities at an early age. She and her sister Avis were the household engineers, caring for their father and two younger brothers. With Frankie and Avis taking care of us, we had a safe and loving home. For this we are eternally grateful. Frankie is survived by her siblings Alex (Marilyn) of Thunder Bay, ON, Ashley (Linda) of Gainesville, Florida, John (Elizabeth) of Toronto, ON and Avis (Gene Holt) of Maryville, TN, USA as well as their families. She was predeceased in death by her parents, her brothers George and Richard, and her sister Mary Anne Mancini. The Family wishes to extend heartfelt, and humble, thanks to Frankie’s lifelong and best friend Lorraine Blakeney and her husband Jack Blakeney, who have unselfishly and generously contributed to Frankie’s sense of security and her well being, and who provided a safe port during stormy seas over many, many years. There are no adequate words to express our thanks. Special thanks also to Helen Jordan, who Frankie considered a great friend and who helped Frankie out during many trying times. Much appreciated. Last, but certainly not least, the Family wholeheartedly thanks the staff members who provided care and treatment for Frankie at Glen Haven Manor. Frankie could not have been in better hands. She was treated with kindness and respect by all staff members, and was always provided with her health care needs in a timely & humane fashion. Cremation has taken place. As per Frances' wishes, there will be no funeral service. A Mass will be offered in her memory and there will be a private burial at a later date. If friends so desire, a donation can be made in her name to a charity of their choice. angusfuneralhomes.com
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