Frances Isnor

Obituary of Frances Lillian Isnor

Sadly, we announce the passing of Frances Lillian Isnor of Halifax at the age of 96. Frances was born September 29, 1924 in Springhill. She was the youngest daughter of Patrick and Sarah (Oldford) Donovan. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Frances moved to Halifax during the war years where she met and married Borden Isnor in 1947. They moved to Harrietsfield in the early 50’s where she lived until Bordon’s death in 1992. Together they raised their family and created a beautiful garden. She was involved in community life and always a willing volunteer. Following Borden’s death, she moved to Cambria Park where she lived an active independent life well into her 90’s. Frances was a lovely lady who enjoyed the outdoors, travelling and spending time with friends and family. She loved her five grandchildren and they loved visiting with Nanny. She was very skilled at knitting and smocking; over the years donated dozens of sweaters and caps to the preemie unit at the IWK. She is survived by her daughters, Beverley Wilson (Bill), Halifax; Kathy Brown (Richard), Charlottetown; Nancy Isnor Boyd (Dan), Windsor and grandchildren, Lauren Wilson (Michael), Marielle Wilson, Leslie Brown (Peter), Richard Jr. Brown, Allison Parker (Brandon); as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Borden; brothers, Joseph Donovan, Thomas Donovan; sisters, Ann Malet-Veale, Sarah “Sadie” Findlay, Florence Malet-Veale and Beatrice in infancy. The family would like to thank the staff at the Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital for the exceptional care especially during the COVID restrictions when we were unable to visit. Your kindness will always be remembered. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., PO Box 981, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 (902-798-8317). Due to COVID-19 there will be no visitation. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday October 13 in Oakridge Memorial Gardens, 1078 Old Sackville Rd., Middle Sackville, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines must be followed. It is recommended that you wear a mask and if needed, please bring your own lawn chair and umbrella. Donations in memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, 112-2719 Gladstone St., Halifax, NS B3K 4W6 or Canadian Juvenile Diabetes Association, 606 Cathcart St., Suite 440, Montreal, PQ H3B 1K9. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca
Tuesday
13
October

Public Graveside

10:00 am
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Oakridge Memory Gardens
1078 Old Sackville Rd.
Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada