So very sorry for you and your family's loss, Jessica. Fran was always so warm, welcoming, curious and supportive. Thinking of you all and sending love.
Although we became friends late in life, i.e. when we arrived at the same time at Davenhill, it was a friendship that quickly kindled into one that was maintained at the Sumach when our lives were suddenly rearranged. There are many wonderful
memories of Fran's immense kindness, humour and knowledge that will remain with me for the rest of my life. She will be missed.
With my deepest sympathy to her family,
Jessica & Denis... I am sorry for your loss, but particularly Zackary and Zoe’s.
Fran was so very proud of her children and grandchildren - as it should be - but she was genuinely and humbly in awe of all of you.
And yes, Fran was all this - “generous, determined, kind, funny, clever, modest, gentle, loving, and loyal”. A perfect tribute to her character. Although we were not in touch after I moved out of the city, we shared deeply (& laughed deeply) during the few short years we had each other’s company.
I like to think her legacy is the people she influenced by her character, by just being Fran.
The best thing in the world was to be Fran's friend. As I'm sure everyone visiting here knows.
will miss her warm smile and good sense of humour.
rest in peace, Mariana Grinblat