Frances Catherine Ife (nee Roberts) passed away on Tuesday, December 8th 2015 at the Victorian Community Health Center of Kaslo at the age of 90. There will be a Celebration of Life for Frances at her home in Kaslo on May 7th 2016. The internment of her ashes with her husband Alfred will take place the same day as per her request. Frances lived a very full life with 8 children Herb Marcolli (Dale) Revelstoke, Sherry Robinson (Butch) Castlegar, Diane Goulding (Dean) Revelstoke, Danny Ife (Kari) Revelstoke, Stephen Ife (Peggy) Burton, Doreen McAstocker (Peter) Revelstoke, Rick Ife (Christine) Kaslo and Raymond Ife Maple Ridge. 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She loved camping and fishing in the summers with the family as they were growing up and kept busy in the winter knitting and crocheting mittens, toques and socks for her many grandchildren. She had a very giving nature which showed by the many foster children she cared for over the years. She will be missed by many.
Frances was born in Langley, Washington to Ernest and Dorothy Roberts on May 16, 1925 and was the second child of 13. She is survived by 6 siblings Alf (Marlene), Norm (Pat), Isabelle (Cory), Edith (Jack), Eleanor (Paddy), Violet and 2 sister in laws Lillian and Olive.
She was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Dorothy Roberts, her 1st husband John Marcolli, her husband Alfred Ife, an infant son Edward Marcolli, a great granddaughter Mollie, 6 siblings Fred, Ernie, Dick, Phyllis, Alice and Mary, 4 brother in laws Abe, Wes, Stan and David and 1 sister in law Mabel.
You are at peace now Mom and we will all miss you very much.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca