On Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 Frances Mary Bock passed away at the age of 100.
Frances was born on November 28, 1919, in Toronto Canada to Fred and Hilda Coward. As a young child, she overheard her mother and an aunt discussing her rather delicate health. They speculated that she “wouldn’t make old bones”. She laughed about that pronouncement almost every day in the last 30 years of her life.
She had an idyllic childhood surrounded by books, warm friends and a large, loving, extended family. She adored her parents and as “the big sister”, she kept a watchful eye on her beloved younger sister and brother. Frances was a charter member of Toronto’s Forest Hill Church where she was a soprano soloist in the choir. She was also a member of Toronto’s Victory Choir, two hundred trained voices from churches and synagogues all over Ontario.
She met her husband through mutual friends on a blind date. While living in Conneaut, Ohio, she was a “Pink Lady” at the local hospital and volunteered at the library. She and her husband were members of the American Field Service and she was a girl scout and brownie troop leader. When Michael retired, they moved to sunny Georgia to be near their daughter and son-in-law.
Frances was a voracious reader, loving and devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed music, singing, travel adventures and good food. She and her family traveled all over Europe, Japan, The British Isles, Australia, and China. In recent years she enjoyed difficult crossword puzzles and the occasional coloring book. As the family matriarch she kept in touch with relatives from all over the world.
She spent most of her life as a homemaker and made family and guests feel as though they were the most important people in the world. Frances was preceded in death by her husband Michael Bock II and survived by her daughter Lisa, her son-in-law David Holec, her brother Rick Coward, sister-in-law Karen, sister Yvonne Avery and countless nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.mckoon.com.
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