Frances Anna Urban was born on December 26, 1936, the 3rd child of Joseph and Anna Urban. She passed away peacefully on March 14, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Frances is survived by her husband of 52 years, Fred Desrochers, six children; David (Leslie), Joe (Judy), Leslie (Cameron), Denise (John), Pierre (Bobbie) and Sue (Dan), and 14 grandchildren. She is also survived by 4 siblings; Agnes, Jules, David and Claire.
Frances spent many joyful hours volunteering her time to many community organizations. Some that were special to her were the Arrow Lakes Hospital Auxiliary, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, and Halcyon Home Society. They will miss her smile, energy and enthusiasm. She had many hobbies throughout her years-curling, fishing, golfing, quilting, gardening and reading. However, nothing made her happier than spending a day on the side of a mountain with Fred, hunting for mushrooms. Those were her best days! Frances loved to be social and have fun. On any given day you could find her sitting at her kitchen table playing cards and laughing with her friends, baking up a storm for an altar society, gathering or telling anyone next to her about her grandchildren, and how proud she was of them. It will be easy to remember her, the smell of a homemade pie, the taste of Almond Roca at Christmas, walking past a flower garden or finding a prized #1 pine under a log.
We are comforted by our memories and wrap ourselves in the quilts she made with her loving hands. Her family will carry on her legacy of generosity and kindness.