FRANCIS – Edward Wayne, 69, of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Born in Milton, he was a son of the late Peter and Alma (Conrad) Francis.
Edward was a former employee with Bowater Mersey Paper Company for over 25 years and retired as a TMP operator. He was a woodsman and lobster fisherman as well as a mechanic. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved music. He will be fondly remembered as the “dog whisperer” by his family.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years Marjorie (Conrad), daughter Anita (Michael) Howard of Milton, sons Cory (Shelly Croft) of Masstown, Edward (Lisa), Darryl, Rodney (Barbara Ann Roy) all of Yarmouth., sisters Helena Keans and Angela Francis, both of Liverpool, Joan (Edward) Labrador of Bridgewater, Marilyn (Willard) Bowman of ON., Judy Francis of Port Medway, Debra Wentzell of Milton, brothers Michael (Karen) of Milton, Stephen (Doris) of Mersey Point, Barry (Bonnie) of Greenfield. 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by sisters Shirley Francis and Barbara Whynot.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Edward’s request, there will be no funeral service. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses, Queens County Branch. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Ira and Brenda Huskins
Sorry to read of Eddie’s passing. Ira worked with him at Bowaters and thought he was a great guy. Condolences to his family.
Sherri and Lucas Francis
so sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you through this sad and difficult time.
Anita, Mike and family,
Sincerest condolences on the loss of your dad. Hold your memories close!
Susan, Kevin, Rebecca and Kate
Janet and George Fletcher
Francis family: We were sorry to hear about Eddie. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Evie and Ed Fisher
Sorry to hear about Eddie,s passing .Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
So sorry to hear of Eddie passing
Brian & Kim Mansfield
we are so sorry to hear of your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
My heart goes out to all of the Francis Family In my prayers Louise Francis Tanner
Sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to all of you.
Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You In Your Time Of Sorrow.
Kim, Timmy, Jenny & Jessie
Anita, Mike, Connor & Liam
Our thoughts are with you all, during this difficult time. Please accept our condolences. Xoxo
Sorry for your loss, thinking of you.
So sorry to hear of Eddy’s passing,it was a pleasure to work with him at Bowater’.
Craig & Tracey Oickle
We were saddened to hear of your families loss and wish there was something to do or say to help in this difficult time. Keep Eddie’s guitar rockin in your hearts and always remember “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.”
Anita, Cory and families,
I am so sorry for your loss. Keep each other close and your memories even closer during this difficult time. I’m thinking of you guys.
Trevor and Angeline Wolfe
So sorry to hear of Big Ed’s passing
many great memories and stories from his TMP days
Thinking of you all at this sad time
Angeline and Trevor Wolfe
Crystal Roy, Mary and Bubby Whynot
So sorry for your loss. May you all find comfort in each other for the days ahead.
Sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. My deepest condolences to the family. May God give the family the comfort you need at this time.
Margie and family so sorry to here of eddies passing our thoughts and prayers are with you all xoxox
Marjorie and family sorry to hear of Eddie passing
valerie and kenneth
Marjorie and family may the prays and love that surround you help you at this time of loss. May the good lord be you and your family .
Phyllis C. Tutty
Anita, Michael and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was a very young man . I am sure you will all miss him. My thoughts are with you from Toronto.
Clay & Myria Thistle
Marjorie and family,
Sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing,our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
I worked with Eddie for many years at the mill, so sorry to hear of his passing, my thoughts are with his family.
Mike & Sandy Roy
Dear Marj and family,we are so saddened by Eddie’s passing,He fought a hard battle ,but is now in the hands of the Lord,Please accept our sincere condolences.
David Whynott of mersey point
to Eddies family I am sorry to hear of your loss, Eddie was a great guy who will be missed by many who knew him.
Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Peter Gordon loved his Uncle “Basil” – Eddie will be missed.
Clay and Myria Thistle
Marjorie and family,
Sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing.Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.
Marjorie and Family,
I am saddened by the loss of my friend Eddie. I will miss his visits and remember all the music we shared over the years. Eddie was a great friend who will be missed by all that knew him. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Boe Boutlier and Marilyn Whynot
Belinda and Clarke Delong
Sorry to here of your loss,our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of Eddies Family.
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all.
Helena, Judy and other family members: I am sorry for your loss of brother Eddie. I am sure he had many friends with fond memories to share. My sincere condolences.
Cindy & Buckey Mooers
To the family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Buckey & Cindy Mooers
sorry to hear of the loss to the Francis family,Ed was a great man and enjoyed yarning with him anytime I seen him,thoughts and prayers going out to all of you at this difficult time
So sorry for your loss
EDDIE WAS A GREAT PERSON.HE ALWAYS HAD YARN TO SPIN AND AN EAR TO BEND.MY THOUGHTS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY.
Loran MacLeod, White Point
I worked with Eddie at Bowater for a number of years. Sorry to hear of his passing. Condolences to all the family.
Debbie & Maynard Carrier
Our throughts & prayers are with the family at this time . Eddie may you rest in pease honey . We will always think about you , All the good times . Eddie was so very mush funny & he always had his smile , no matter were he was . Debbie & Maynard .Carrier .
Marjorie & family:
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband, Eddie. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Sorry for you’re loss. Eddie and I used to spend a lot of time playing music together years ago He was a great guy.
To the family of the late Edward Francis, I want to extend my sincere condolences. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
With heartfelt sympathy
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Lynn & Steve Rafuse,
Our condolences on the loss of your brother.
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
To The Family,
So very sorry for your sad loss .
Marjorie and family,Debra,Mike and Karen, So sorry for your loss.
Judi & Ken Minard
Marjorie & family
So sorry for your loss. Eddie will be missed.
Terry & Carol Whynott
Sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. My deepest condolences to the family.
It with great sadness that Eddie has gotten his calling, I will always remember the summers when I was young when Cory played baseball with us (early 80’s) and Eddie “Drisco” Frances was there to cheer us on and tell us what we was doing wrong. Not many of them are left today. Eddie you will be missed by all and my condolences go out to all the family at this sad time..God Bless you all.
I am so sorry to hear of Eddie passing. My deepest sympathy at this difficult time.
Bonnie Labrador & Jerry Mansfield
To Eddie’s Family
So sorry to hear that Eddie passed away. Sending you our sincere condolences at this very difficult time.
Bonnie & Jerry
Louann & Michael Alexander
Marjorie &family ,I am so sorry for your loss. Hope you are all coping well. I wish you all the best and know grieving is a part of healing. It is for sure a great loss. God Bless and remember the good times. Thinking of you all at this time.