Frankie passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones on July 24, 2018.  She will be greatly missed.

Born on September 20, 1939 to Tanner and Aileen Staples, she is survived by her daughter, Glenda Keohane (David); grandchildren, Siobhan, Ronan, and Neeve Keohane; her son, Greg Hasey; grandchildren, Ethan and Aida Hasey.

She grew up in Edmonton, where she attended Vic Composite High and then went on to graduate from Royal Alexandra Nursing School as a Registered Nurse.  She married Peter Hasey and moved to a number of military bases during Peter’s enlistment in the Royal Canadian Air Force.  When her husband left the forces, they relocated to Hay River, NWT where Frankie resumed her nursing career.  During her time in the north, she became very involved in the community.  She was asked to become a Justice of the Peace, becoming the first female JP in the North.  She also became a judge of the juvenile court, a small business owner and the Director of the South Mackenzie Economic Development Committee.

When she left the north, she resumed a nursing career.  Frankie chose to work in child psychiatry and carried this interest with her when she relocated to Victoria in 1986.

In Victoria, she was instrumental in developing and then managing the Outpatient Department at Jack Ledger House.  She then took on the role of Director of Nursing for the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health.

Retiring from that role in 1994, she remained an active member of her community, creating and maintaining many friendships through her entire life.  So many of those friends made the time to come and visit her in her last months or reached out to send their love when they were unable to travel to Victoria.  We are very thankful for their time and their love for Frankie.

The family would like to thank Hospice, Palliative Care, Drs Green, Geller, Jones and MacGregor, and the paramedics at BC Ambulance for their consideration and many kindnesses.

A Celebration for Frankie’s Life will take place in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to Mackenzie Vet Services MexiCan Project or Victoria Hospice.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • Margaret Langner
    August 7, 2018

    Glenda and Greg and Family
    We just learned of your Mom’s death. Words feel inadequate at a time like this … just know you are loved and supported by many. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to both of you and your family. Frankie was so well-respected and everyone always had such kind things to say about her.
    Rein and Margaret Langner

  • Jodi Noble
    August 7, 2018

    Frankie will be sorely missed. She touched so many in ways we will always remember. Hummingbirds and hugs to my special friend who always brought a smile to my face. She just made your day whenever you met! My heart is sad and I am so happy she had special time with the ones she loved in her last few months. I know this meant the world to her.

  • Margo Tucker
    August 1, 2018

    A very lovely lady. I remember her kindness. As kids we didn’t pay much attention to the adults of our friends, we didn’t appreciate how much they had accomplished and how strong they were. Condolences to Glenda and Greg and their families.

  • Chris Riley ( Douglas)
    July 30, 2018

    My sincere condolences. Mrs Hasey (as I knew her) left a legacy of warmth and generosity and how impactful an act of kindness can be on a young mind. I will always remember her huge giving smile so thoughts of her always invoke sweet softness and love.

  • Dianne Marks
    July 29, 2018

    Our sincere condolences to Frankie’s family. She was so very proud of you. It was evident how very close a family you are. We were neighbours for many years at RLS. Frankie got involved to make a difference in our community. She left this earth too soon.

    May she rest in peace and may her family take comfort knowing Frankie was a very special caring neighbour and friend.

    Dianne and Al Marks

  • Shelley MacEachern (Musgrove)
    July 28, 2018

    Very saddened to hear of Frankie’s passing. I met Frankie as a young teenager in Hay River. We were neighbours and I had the pleasure of babysitting for Frankie’s children on occasion. We relocated to Kamloops BC in the early 70s and then saw Frankie one last time in Hay River some years later at her business. It was so nice to visit her again. Treasure the memories and take special care.

  • Cheryl M Carriere
    July 28, 2018

    My sincere condolences to the family. Frankie always had a smile on her face and such a loving kind lady. I have very fond memories of her.

  • Becky Rowe Schaub
    July 28, 2018

    Our deepest condolences. I knew Frankie in Hay River in relationship to figure skating. Always a smile and words of encouragement. Rest easy my friend.

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