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Obituary: Frances Edwards - August 8, 1930 - January 2, 2023



It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Frances Edwards of Fort St. John, BC on January 2, 2023 at 92 years of age. Frances was born at home in Edam, Saskatchewan to parents Archibald and Nora Burnard.

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Frances will be lovingly remembered by her Children, Janet Abbott (Jim), Karen Sutherland (Lorn), Gertrude Steiner (Rod), Gary Edwards (Joan) and Linda Foster (Brad). Her memory will be cherished by her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Frances moved to Pouce Coupe with her sister Dorothy Swanberg in 1957. They were Maternity Nurses at the hospital. She met Lyle Edwards in 1959 at the Pouce Coupe Hospital as he brought his future Brother-In-Law in with a broken leg. Lyle and Frances were married April 18, 1960 and started a family in 1961.                              

Lyle and Frances bought land at Clearview in 1964 and moved to the farm in 1970. The two retired April 9, 1999 when they moved to Fort St. John. Their son Gary and family bought the farm where they continue to farm to this day.                

Frances was predeceased by her Husband Lyle Edwards.                     

A private family celebration will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make donations in Frances’ memory can do so to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Cancer Treatment Fund. Condolences may be forwarded through

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