Frances Anne Willams

July 17, 1919 to March 1, 2017


Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Frances Williams (nee Parsons) at the age of 97. She is predeceased by her loving husband Harvey, parents Frances and Harvey Parsons, brothers John (Caroline) Parsons, Edward (Leah) Parsons, sister Lucy (Douglas) Pope, brothers-in-law Norman (Florence ) Williams and Earl Williams, sisters-in-law Elaine Williams, Joan (Ray) Gilmartin, Betty Williams and Barbara (Gordon) Pike. Leaving to mourn but comforted by many wonderful memories are her daughter Judith, brother-in-law Gerald (Evelyn) Williams, sister-in-law Shirley Norman, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. The family is very grateful to Dr. Lawrence Alteen and the First floor staff of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home for all their devoted care and concern during her more than six year stay. It was a great comfort that mom could remain with them until the end. Special thanks also to nieces Janet Parsons, Karen Hood, Lisa Pike Lawton and Michelle Norman, nephew Robert Pope and roommate Mary Griffin. Frances was well liked, she had a good sense of humor and was kind, gracious and most of all loving. Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral, 329 Freshwater Rd. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 4-6:30 p.m. The funeral will take place on Thursday, March 9 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church with interment to follow at the Kenmount Road Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to St. Thomas’ Anglican Church or St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Foundation.



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Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:30pm, Thursday March 9th

St. Thomas Anglican Church

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Dear Judy. Deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. I remember her from when we attended Bishop Spencer, a lovely lady. Treasure your lifetime of memories, you were lucky to have had the opportunity to enjoy her wonderfully long life….. Regards, Daphne (Squires) Billings, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL

Dear Judy
I was saddened for you by the loss of your mother. I have very fond memories of the many times she would call over to our house and ask for someone to come to the fence to receive cookies, blueberry pudding with hard sauce, perfectly cooked caplin, date squares and many other delights. Her carrot cake recipe is constantly being used by everyone in our family and we call it “Mrs. William’s carrot cake” it is well liked across Canada! Your family has always been our great neighbors and we were sad when mom had to move from her house next door a couple of years ago. Your mom was gracious and kind, and funny. She loved to lean over the fence and chat. I can still hear her call out “Harvey, Judy, tea time”. You will have lots of wonderful memories and stories to hold on to in the future. My kindest thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
Elizabeth Gregory