LIVINGSTONE, Frances A. “Fran”, of St. Thomas, formerly of Hamilton, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, August 14, 2014, in her 68th year. Loved sister of Robert B. Livingstone Q.C. (Lynne), Mary Kay Livingstone, all of London, and Richard G. Livingstone (Susan) of Kitchener. Dear aunt of Jason Livingstone (Stephanie), Jeffrey Livingstone (Michelle), Ryan Livingstone, Michael Livingstone, and John Livingstone. Proud great aunt of Ashlee, Wyatt, Clara and Ariella. Dear niece of Kathleen Wyman, Marion and Ernie Hardy, Donna McKeown, and Maureen McKeown. Also fondly remembered by several cousins. Frances dearly loved her cats, Parker, Patience and Patches, her constant companions. Born in St. Thomas, September 26, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Dr. J. A. “Frank” and Jean (nee McKeown) Livingstone. Frances embarked on her teaching career in 1969 with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, where for over 35 years she inspired students and teachers alike. Even in retirement, she continued teaching part-time, and proctored exams at her alma mater, UWO. She was a member of the Retired Teachers of Ontario. Frances was the proud recipient of the Queen’s Medal on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Accession of her Majesty the Queen, and the Commemorative Medal for the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in recognition of significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada. She loved to travel and quilt, and donated many handcrafted items to her favourite charities. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Sunday afternoon, August 17th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Monday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m. Following cremation, private interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to Animal Aide gratefully acknowledged.
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