Patricia Alma Joan “Pat” Franson passed away suddenly at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, Cranbrook, BC on Thursday evening, August 6, 2015 at the age of 83 years.
Pat was born to Alec and Alma Piggot in Calgary on March 28, 1932. They brought her home to the Golden area, where she lived most of her life. Pat and Len owned and operated the Royalite Service Station, Gulf Bulk Plant, the Nicholson Store and the Golden Dairy Queen. Besides enjoying her work, Pat’s other passions other than her family included knitting, camping, baking, gardening, reading, watching baseball, curling and hockey.
Pat was predeceased by her husband, Len (2011) her infant son, Douglas(1954) and brother Grant (1960). She will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Gordon of Calgary, Sharon Wood of Golden, Terry (Frances) of Golden and Tami (Derek) Colonna of Golden; eleven grandchildren, Stephanie, Jared, Kyle, Andrew, Raelene, Brandon, Kristen, Ashley, Chase, Alysha and Robynn; and seven great grandchildren, Cole, Sophie, Quade, Liem, Blake, Rowan and Arwen.
Pat’s cremated remains were interred in the family plot in the Golden Community Cemetery. A celebration of her life followed at the Golden Seniors’ Centre on Saturday, August 15th. If so desired, contributions in memory of Pat may be made to the Golden and District Hospital Ventilator Fund.
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