Frances Arnold

A photo of Frances Arnold


Arnold Cemetery, Chatham
Saturday December 9, 2023
11:00 a.m.

With her loving husband Jack of 59 years and family by her side, Frances Emily Arnold (nee Moir) peacefully passed into her heavenly home on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at the age of 82.

Fran was born in Dartmouth N.S. and is the daughter of the late Hilda and James Moir. She is predeceased and now re-united with her precious young son Johnny and brother Peter.

Forever loved by her two children, Tracy Arnold (Tim) of Windsor, Ont. and Paul Arnold (Kim) of Hamilton, Ontario. Sister of Donna Reaume (Bernie) of Chatham, Ont. Sister-in-law to Helen Graham (Harry) of Perth, Ont., and the late Richard and Donna Arnold of Chatham, Ont. She was also the sister-in-law to Marilyn Moir of Chatham, Ont.

She was the proud loving Nana to Bridgette Picard (Claude), Jeffrey Diepering (Sean), Aaron Arnold and Brittany Shaw (Steven). Filling her heart with love and joy, great-grandchildren Joseph, Maxine, Mathius, Seth and Lucas. She also adored her many nieces and nephews.

Lovingly remembered by foster children Lynn, Helene, Donna, Briggitte and the late Louise and families.

Fran will also be fondly remembered by neighbors and many friendships she developed over her lifetime.

Fran’s home was a reflection of her life, filled with collectibles from her worldwide travels with her husband’s work. But moreso, it was abundantly filled with the unconditional and generous love she had for her family and friends, where she welcomed you around her kitchen table to share a cup of tea and chat at any time. Her gentle and generous spirit left a last impacting on those who knew her.

The family invites you to join them on Saturday December 9, 2023 at 11 a.m. for Fran’s committal service at Arnold Cemetery, 10282 Longwoods Road, Chatham, followed by a luncheon to share memories at Blenheim Community Funeral home, 53 Stanley St., Blenheim, Ont.

The family would like to thank the Chatham-Kent Dialysis Centre, Bayshore, and staff at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for their great care.

Donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Society and Chatham-Kent Hospice.

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Dear Paul and family, I’m so very sorry to see that you have lost your Mom. It’s really hard to be without her this first Christmas. I lost my Mom last year and Christmas is hard without her for sure. Please know that you’re in our hearts and prayers. Sincerely Barb, Julie and Jill

Dear Jack, Tracy, Paul and families, Brian & I want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. We are so saddened by the news of Fran. She was always a joy to be around and had such a beautiful, contagious smile. She will certainly be missed. Cherish all your wonderful memories and know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love Mary Ann & Brian

Fran got me through my first year on dialysis. On our trips together back and forth to Windsor, Fran explained things to me and cheered me up with all her wonderful stories. A warm and caring friend. Although we were on different days at the hospital, sometimes we would have havé the chance to visit and I treasured those moments. Fran will be missed by me and all who knew her at the Chatham-Kent Dialysis unit.

Jack, so sorry to hear about Fran. I have so many great memories of our time in Bucharest. The theme parties,friendship and laughter. My condolences to you and the family. She was a wonderful friend to us all. Much love. Nikki Laroche

Jack and family, please accept our sincere condolences. We didnt serve abroad with you but we crossed paths and worked together when in extott Gary and Maureen Langille

Jack and family So very sorry to hear the news of Fran’s passing. John and I fondly remember the fun times we had in Beijing together. We are thinking of you all during this very difficult time. John & Deborah Scott

I am so sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of our time together in London. Jack, do you remember buying the bike at the auction and taking it home on the tube. Such fun. Sending much love and hugs Jack. Take care. I know you will miss her.

Paul, Kim, and family… Sending heartfelt condolences. Trusting she will rest in peace and your family will find peace in the memories and stories of her wonderful life. Peggy and Greg Thompson & family

My thoughts and prayers are with you Paul and all your Family. Paul your Mom is resting in peace with no pain. God Bless you all.