François passed away peacefully, with family at his side at Oak Bay Lodge at the age of 89. He will be lovingly remembered by Françoise, his wife of 66 years and his children, Maryvonne (Peter), Dominique (Andy), Philippe, Christine (Gary), Thérèse (Robb), Geneviève (Charles) along with his grandchildren Adrien (Brie), Alexis, Allistar, Carrie (Travis), Hannah, Natalie, Elyse, Kelvin, Trevor, Brendan, Diana and one great grandchild Harrison. Predeceased by siblings Denise, Yvon, Guitic, Bernard and Anne-Marie. He leaves behind his younger brother Jean-Baptiste (Hanne) in Victoria as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in France and Canada.
Born in Brittany, France, he immigrated to Victoria in 1956 where he, along with Françoise, settled and raised their family. He spent many years working as a painter at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Victoria General Hospital. François was an energetic charismatic man who worked hard to provide for his family. The family will always cherish the many camping trips and Sundays spent at the beach or hiking.
Special thanks to Dr. G. Nielsen for his dedicated and compassionate care as well as all the staff at the Cridge Senior Centre and Oak Bay Lodge.
A Mass will be dedicated in François’s memory on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Eglise St. Jean Baptiste, 307 Richmond Avenue, Victoria, BC.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Martha MenziesAugust 13, 2018
Frank PetersAugust 10, 2018
Thierry PonchetAugust 9, 2018
Gisele (Pelletier) McMillanAugust 6, 2018
Virginie keryer lambertAugust 2, 2018
Pierre. MaciagJuly 29, 2018