December 6, 1940 ~ Lee Francis ~March 1, 2020
Leila “Lee” Elizabeth Francis passed away on March 1, 2020. She leaves to cherish her memory her son James Russell Quiding as well as her stepchildren, Leonard (Lisa) Francis, their children Kaitlyn and Matthew; Gordon (Evett) Francis, their children Jessica and Jeremy; Judith (Blake) Gertner, her children Brittney and Dalton. Lee is also survived by her brother Leighton (Jonnette) Smith, brothers-in-law, Frank Francis and Norman Francis as well as numerous nieces and one nephew. Lee was predeceased by her parents John Smith (1999) and Wilma Smith (2019); her mother-in-law Marle Francis (1982), father-in-law John Francis (1996) as well as her beloved husband Barry Francis (2006). Lee graduated as an RN from the Moose Jaw Union Hospital in 1962, and continued her career in the ICU in Edmonton, the Drumheller Penitentiary, Continuing Care in Medicine Hat, finally retiring from Day Surgery in Medicine Hat in February of 2013. Lee was independent and hard working letting nothing hold her back including breast cancer over three decades ago. Lee enjoyed adventure and over the course of her life achieved many of those goals such as getting her single engine pilots license (1976). She had a long list of hobbies and activities. She enjoyed life to the fullest, was creative accomplishing beautiful work with her crafting, knitting and crocheting as well as many other projects. Lee played league darts making a lot of friends at tournaments in both Canada and the U.S.A. Camping, travelling, motorcycles, cribbage and throwing on a meal for family or friends brought her great joy. She made the best homemade soups. Lee was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 37 years, the Moose Lodge for 30 years and the Eagles Club. When you think of Lee you think about her being thoughtful, kind, giving and always willing to lend a helping hand. It is the family’s wish to reunite Lee with Barry on what would have been their 40th wedding anniversary. The graveside reunion will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the main gate to the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: email@example.com subject heading: Lee Francis.