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Rebecca Francis


Rebecca Francis

Surrounded by her loving family, Rebecca Francis of Kingsclear First Nation passed away on Friday November 20th, 2020.  Born in Fredericton she was a daughter of the Clarence "Timer" Atwin and the late Mary Catherine Devoe.

Rebecca was a loving and caring person; she was the glue that held the family together.  She was our mother.  Known for her sense of humor, she enjoyed watching the W network.  Rebecca loved Christmas and Boney M music.  An animal lover at heart, she took in strays and fed them.  Rebecca was proud of her culture and one of the very few remaining Wolastoqiyik language carriers.  She was the one that we turned too for advice for everything.

Rebecca will be deeply missed by her children; Chrissy Francis (Chelsey), Vincent Francis (Donna), Ryan Francis, Bruce Francis, Shaun Francis and Brett Francis (Kristine),  her much loved grandchildren; Aneesa, Cipriana (Jake), Natawne, Tatiana, Brett Jr., Drake, Abel and Tyra, one great granddaughter Zayda Perley, a chosen sister Rosemary Young, niece Charlee Paul (Shawn), god children Terry and Eric T as well as several cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband Vincent Francis, grandchildren Turell and Jenna-Marie, sister Paula Paul and chosen sister Freda Berube, several aunts and uncles and her Pomeranian Baby.

Visitation will be held at her home, 606 Apartment lane, Kingsclear First Nation, (Please wear a mask) on Saturday November 21st starting at 6 PM and Sunday all day.   A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday November 23rd at 11 AM from St Ann’s Kingsclear Catholic Church.  Interment will be held at a later date.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID restrictions and social distancing measures in place at the church, the funeral service will be by invite only. 

Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Service Date
Monday, November 23, 2020
Service Time
11:00 AM
Service Location
St. Ann's Kingsclear

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society