BROOKS, Frances "Fran" Clara - Passed away peacefully at Bridgepoint Health Centre on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the age of 84, after a brief but challenging fight with cancer.
Fran was a beautiful, reflective, quietly charismatic person who loved and supported her friends and family.
Fran was predeceased by her beloved husband Wilson (1994) and, for some 45 years, has been the beloved stepmother of Judy, Kim (Bob), Elaine, and Paul – as well as proud "Granny Frannie" of Nicole, Kelsey, Jordan, and Carter.
Fran will be dearly missed by sister-in-law Flo, cousin Jean (Alan) and their sons Joey, Ben, Max, and her cat Jackson. Fran spent her career as a dedicated teacher and special ed consultant, and she will be remembered by her many TDSB colleagues, students, and friends.
In her retirement, Fran was a valuable volunteer for many organizations, including Later Life Learning (LLL) and Wellspring. She was a founding member of the Ontario Black History Society.
All of these relationships and endeavours gave Fran a wonderful, meaningful life.
A visitation is being held at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, December 17, at 11 a.m., with interment to follow. For those attending the visitation or service, proof of full vaccination (QR code) is required, along with photo ID to confirm identity. Masks are mandatory and contact tracing information must be provided.
Donations in Fran's memory may be made to the Ontario Black History Society or to a Later Life Learning at llltoronto.org.