Frances Woods

Obituary of Frances Mildred Woods

Frances Mildred Woods (nee Mann) passed away peacefully on Dec 13, 2022, at her residence in Sunset Manor in Innisfail, AB.

Born in Elgin, Manitoba on July 18, 1922 (she recently received her 100th birthday greeting from the Queen & Governor General) she moved to Brandon in 1942 to begin her nurses training which led to a long & rewarding career at the Brandon General Hospital & nurse to the whole Park St neighbourhood. This is also where she met the love of her life, Bert Woods. They were married for 48 years & produced 5 children prior to Bert’s passing in 1992.

Fran is survived by children Don (Penny), Wendy (Garth), Barry (Sherri) Debbie (Trevor); daughter in law Patti; as well as 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Mom was predeceased by parents James & Rose Mann, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, husband Bert & eldest son Al Woods.

A celebration of life/tea will be held in Brandon in the spring of 2023 at which time Mom’s ashes will be buried along side Dad’s at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Brandon General Hospital, 150 – McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3, or to a charity of one’s choosing. Condolences to Frances’s family may be emailed to Please indicate “Woods” in the subject line.

Arrangements in care of

Meaningful Memorials Funeral Service

A locally owned cremation and funeral provider

serving Red Deer and all of Central Alberta


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