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Publication: Globe and Mail, The
Issue: 7 March 2008, page R10
Title: FRANCES (FRAN) MAE (NEE HAWKINS, MASON) BROOKS-HILL (Death Notice)
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FRANCES (FRAN) MAE (NEE HAWKINS, MASON) BROOKS-HILL SEPTEMBER 29, 1910 MARCH 3, 2008 With great dignity and respect Fran's life journey suddenly ended. Died of natural causes at the North York General Hospital in her 98th year. Predeceased by her first husband James (Jimmy) Cooper Mason and her second husband Frederick (Fred) Bancroft Brooks-Hill. Survived by her son James Robert Mason (Carol) and her grandchildren Stephen, Darryl (Beth) and Jeff who will sadly miss their Grandma. Cherished great grandmother to Spencer, Skylar, Cooper, Owen and Emma. Fondly remembered by Fred's children: Heather Brooks-Hill (Jeremy Carver), Frederick 'Rick' (Priscilla), Robin (Virginia Thompson), and Gillian (Gerry Lee). Loved by Fred's grandchildren and great grandchildren. Missed by residents of the Amica at Bayview, loving relatives and friends. Fran was a working mother for many years with the Vaughan School Board where she could keep a close eye on her son Robert through teachers and principals. Fran, Jimmie and Robert were pioneers on Straggle Lake in Harcourt Park (1961) and thoroughly enjoyed their cottage life in the Wilberforce (Haliburton) area. For many winters Fran resided in Florida with her sister Marjorie Muir and married Fred on March 6, 1995. A Celebration of Fran's life will be held at the MORLEY BEDFORD FUNERAL HOME, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street) on Monday March 10 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Cremation is to follow, interment later at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lung Association or The Heart and Stroke Association will be gratefully acknowledged as an expression of sympathy.