September 17, 1920 – October 9, 2020
Frances Edith Jeffery was born in Cranbrook Hospital September 17, 1920, moving to Invermere in October 1923.
After graduating high school, she attended University at UBC from 1938-1942 receiving a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She worked in Vancouver as an internal auditor for the Department of National Revenue before moving to Calgary in 1949 to work as an accountant in the oil and gas industry.
She sang in choirs and in 1949 joined the Alpine Club of Canada, making her graduating climb on Mount Thompson above Bow Lake and Bow Glacier. She met her future husband Jack Jeffery through YMCA contacts and they married on September 27, 1952.
Son Nicholas was born in 1955 and in 1962 they moved to North Vancouver where son Ronald was adopted. In April 1965 they relocated to the Windermere Valley, co- purchasing the Totem Cabins in Fairmont Hot Springs. They purchased the Totem Shop in 1966, running a successful gift and antique business.
In 1980 Frances worked as an accountant at the Windermere Valley Hospital and served as secretary treasurer of the Windermere Valley Museum.
Upon Jack’s death in 1991 Frances moved to Invermere and was socially active joining several groups including the Lake Windermere Benevolent Society, the Hospital Aid, Canadian Cancer Society, Christ Church United and the David Thompson Statue Community. Her greatest passion was the game of bridge, and through this her social nature touched many.
Special thanks to Dr. Gareth Mannheimer, and caregivers at all the facilities involved in her extraordinary care.
Celebration of life at a later date.