It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly loved Mother, Grandmother, and Matriarch of our family, Franciszka (Franja) Simic, who passed away peacefully surrounded by love into the arms of angels on Feb 5, 2024. Predeceased by her husband Aleksa and daughter Wanda, Franciszka is survived by her loving children, Terri (Willy), Kris (Frank), and Daniel (Addey), and her grandchildren (William, Naaron, Nicholas, Keely, and Ila-Grace).

Franciszka was born in Tarnopol, Poland and survived the Second World War as a child in a Nazi work camp, where both her father and brother died. After the war, Franciszka met Aleksa, who was working for the British Army in a displaced person camp where they lived until they immigrated to Canada in 1956. Mom and Dad moved from Ontario to BC in 1986 to join their children and become part of the Polish community in Victoria at the White Eagle Hall, where they had many friends and memorable times.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Parish, 4040 Nelthorpe Street, Victoria, BC, on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 1:30pm with Father Jan Grotkowski, Celebrant. Burial will follow at the Royal Oak Burial Park. At the conclusion of the Graveside Service, friends are invited to join the family for a Reception in the Church Hall.

“spoczywaj w pokoju nasza kochana Mamo”

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Ewa J Lis

    Dear Daniel, my deepest sympathy to you and your family, may the fond memories of your mother help you find peace.

  • Arthur Makosinski for Lucyna Rodziewicz

    Lucyna Rodziewicz

    My deepest, deepest sympathy to you Daniel and your family. Frania was a great, much loved friend of mine who I will miss every day. I only, only wish my health allowed me to be there at the service and burial. But its just impossible. God bless Frania, and God bless you all.

  • Stella & Joe Keller and Family

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to Danny, Kris, Terry and their families. We will miss Ciotka Franja’s long, interesting stories that she so lovingly told. Stella has many fond memories of her younger years when Stella and her family frequently visited her special Ciotka and Wujek. Her Banana Cake was delicious! God bless.

  • Rose and Enzo Galano

    Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear Mother. I met your Mom and Dad many years ago, both were warm and beautiful people. Kristina you look like your Mom, beautiful lady.

    Kristina, Frankie and Nicholas and the entire Simic family and grandchildren, find comfort your dear Mom is in heaven. I have mailed a Mass card for your Mom to Kristina. You should receive next week.

    Cherish the beautiful memories you have of your Mom. You were all good to your Mom and spent a lot of time at nursing home with her. Have peace and comfort, you all took care of her .

  • Snezana & Macak

    Dear Daniel, our deepest sympathy to your, your sisters and whole family. We will keep Franjs in our memory. Macak & Snezana with kids.

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