MACDONALD, Frances(nee Helder)
Passed away peacefully on July 15th, 2008 in Langley BC. Born in Grootegast Netherlands on August 30th, 1947, Fran immigrated to Canada in 1952, where she settled with her family in the Langley area. She spent her childhood on dairy farms with her parents, Nick and Sylvia Helder and her brother John and sister Eileen. On February 20th, 1965 she married Doug MacDonald. For forty-three years of marriage they were successful partners in every aspect of life. Together they enjoyed traveling & time with their children, grand-children and great-grand-children. Mom to Dan and
Anita, Dave and Emma, Dean and Shauna, Debbie and Carl, & Darryl & Jennifer. Grandma to Brad and Allison, Jason and Delaina, Tylor, Sarah, Matthew, Rachel, Carter, Sophie and Cameron. Great-Grandma to Kohen, Hadley and Dawson. Fran gave her time and resources to countless areas of her community. We would like to thank all of Fran’s caregivers. Special thanks to Dr. Ehlen, Dr. Kollmannsberger, Dr. Len Delair, Dr. Kobierski and the amazing staff at the Langley Hospice. A Celebration of Fran’s Life will be held at Newlands Golf Course at 21025 48th Avenue in Langley on Wednesday, July 23rd from 12:00 until 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity.