Frances Ruth Harrison
Surrounded by her family, Frances Ruth (Hoeg) Harrison, 96 years of age, of Amherst, NS, passed away peacefully at the Gables Lodge on July 09, 2014. Born in Maccan, NS, she was the daughter of the late Earle and Lula Hoeg.
As an active member of the First Baptist Church in Amherst, Frances loved music and sang alto
in the church choir for over 60 years. Over the years she helped with the Junior Boys Choir, was active in the Married Couples Group and was a Life Member of the Greta Grimmer Women’s Missionary Society.
Her faith and devotion to her church were the cornerstones on which she lived her life. She was a devoted wife to Harold and a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. Frances held her many friends and church family deep in her heart. At their cottage in Amherst Shore, Frances and Harold spent many happy years gardening and entertaining family and friends.
Frances is survived by her sons Lester (Sharon) Harrison of Moncton, NB, and Brian (Margo) Harrison of Amherst Shore, NS; and her five grandchildren Leslie (Jon) Manship of Shediac, NB; Lorna (Rod) Steeves of Riverview, NB; Lisa (Michel) Lavendar of Saint-Lazare, Quebec; Michelle (Jason) Harrison of Amherst, NS; and Andrew (Sara) Harrison of Dorchester, NB. Frances had nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her sister Phyllis Gillespie and brothers Aubrey and Stanley Hoeg. Frances was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (667-8777). At her request, cremation has taken place and her memorial service will be at the First Baptist Church on July 21, 2014, at 2:00 PM with Rev. Byron Corkum and Rev. Don Miller officiating. The family will receive visitors at the First Baptist Church at 12:30 PM prior to the Memorial Service. Internment will take place in the Amherst Cemetery.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church Renovation Fund, the Maccan United Baptist Cemetery Fund, or a charity of their choice.