In Memory of Frances Amelia Cantrill
(Loving wife, mother and grandmother)
Frances Amelia Berry was born to Myrton Vern Berry and Evelyn May Gilmour in Kingston, Ontario on October 11th, 1928. She had one older sister, Betty May Berry, who predeceased her in 2004.
Frances (Fran) met Joseph (Harry) Cantrill in 1944 and married him in 1951. They remained happily married for the next 65 years. They first lived in Ottawa where she gave birth to a son, Grant Stuart Cantrill. Grant married Maria Paulina Alvernaz da Silva and she gave birth to Frances’s only grandson, Thomas Anthony da Silva Cantrill.
Fran was a woman who would never hesitate to help those in need. She worked tirelessly over the years on a volunteer basis as a home care and child care worker, helping friends, family and neighbors in need.
Later in life, Fran and Harry lived in Westbank and Kelowna. They eventually settled in the beautiful West Kootenay town of Castlegar, in 2006 in order to be near their family.
Thank you, Fran, for inspiring us with your love for all, and your boundless compassion for others.
We will miss your laugh, your smile and your never-ending good cheer.
We will always love you and never forget you.
Harry, Grant, Paulina & Thomas.