Frances Elizabeth Elphick (nee Alton)
A Graveside service will be Conducted at Lochalsh Cemetery on Thursday September 28, 2023 at 11:00 AM.

Lochalsh Cemetery.
In Memory of
Frances Elizabeth Elphick (nee Alton)
July 25th, 1936 - September 22nd, 2023

Place of Death

Maitland Manor, Goderich, Ontario.


Frances Elphick of Lucknow passed on September 22, 2023 at Maitland Manor, Goderich at the age of 87 years. She was the beloved wife of the late David Elphick who predeceased her in 2022. Dear mother of Donna Elphick and her partner Greg Liddle of Goderich. Survived by her siblings Mary Irwin of New Market, Dorothy Harris of Australia, and Don Alton of Lucknow.
Predeceased by her parents Jessie and Bert Alton, granddaughter Jacqueline, brother Ken Alton, and sister Joanne Alton.

Fran loved all things that grew. Whether it was a tree, vegetable, calf, flower, duck or lost lamb Fran would caarefully tend to it and ensure it grew strong and healthy. She used her skills well and served the community by being a long-time member of the Ripley Horticultural Society, and was a leader for the 4H Homemaking club. Her love of baking was evident in the number of pies she prepared and served at the Sales Barn over the years, People from far and wide would come to the sales and enjoy a piece of Fran's homemade pie to top off their day.
In her later years she kept busy baking, oil painting, and quilting. Her busy hands are now at rest.


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Message from Joanne & Rod McDonagh2023-09-30 10:45:26
Sorry for your loss, Donna. Always enjoyed your Mom's visits to the office. Joanne remembers her from 4H were Fran led along with Joanne's mother. Thinking of you.
Message from Betty Errington2023-09-28 21:22:48
Donna and family, Sincere condolences to you on the loss of your mother. Moms are with us forever in our memories. Bill and Betty Errington
Message from Raymond Greer2023-09-28 12:02:15
Donna and Greg…. I’m truly sorry for the loss of your mom. Please accept my condolences. Mom and Dad thought the world of your parents as did I.Raymond
Message from June Gilchrist and Family2023-09-28 10:46:00
Thinking of all Fran's family at this sad time and may your memories be always with you. June
Message from Doug and Nancy Aitchison 2023-09-27 21:17:27
Our sincere condolences to the families.
Message from Margaret Martin2023-09-27 14:57:43
Donna. Sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories.
Message from Marion Fink2023-09-27 00:12:37
Donna your MOM was a Special, loving Caring person and I am proud to have known her..You never left with empty hands when you visited Fran..
Message from Doug and Nancy Aitchison 2023-09-26 09:07:38
Our sincere condolences to the families.
Message from Joey Legrand2023-09-26 08:40:22
Both Fran and Dave were dear friends of my grandparents, I remember them both fondly. Sincerest condolences from my family to yours.
Message from Cecelia Denomme2023-09-25 18:20:21
Dear Donna - you and your family are in my special thoughts - It was always special - to see your faithfulness and caring for your dear mom - With sympathy - Cecelia Denomme
Message from Joan Helm2023-09-25 11:50:06
My sincere condolences to Donna & relatives. It is hard to lose your Mother.
Message from Lisa Brindley2023-09-25 09:28:56
Donna I am deeply saddened to hear of your mom's passing. She and your father will be together again. Fran was a wonderful lady she always made me laugh. It was an honor to know you all. Lisa Brindley.
Message from Barbara Taylor2023-09-24 23:10:21
Every time I took Dad in for a visit your Mom always had a treat to take home, raspberries were a favourite. She now has a well deserved rest.
Message from Ken & Mary Phillips2023-09-24 22:04:59
Donna, our condolences on your Moms passing. May all the love and memories that you shared help you at this difficult time.
Message from Cecilia Miltenburg2023-09-24 21:04:16
Donna, my condolences on the passing of your Mom. May she rest in peace. Cecilia.
Message from Darlene Wilkins and family2023-09-24 21:00:53
Message from Cathy Elphick2023-09-24 20:07:32
Sending you sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom Donna.I remember Grampa Elphick loving to get down to your moms to get blackberries and plants.
Message from Susan & Kevin Hackett 2023-09-24 19:21:06
Donna So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady.
Message from Laurie Gallant2023-09-24 18:55:14
Donna, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Fran was a lovely lady.
Message from Dianne Simpson2023-09-24 17:58:22
A dedicated Clover Valley 4-H Homemaking Club Leader for many years! Always time for a good “down-to-earth” visit whenever our paths crossed! Take good care Donna and Greg! Fran was a real gem!
Message from Connie Tasker2023-09-24 16:11:57
Donna sorry to read about Mom, Frances! May she be free now to stroll with your dad in gods beautiful garden!
Message from Lori Melitzer2023-09-24 15:19:29
Donna, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Such special memories seeing her gardens and chatting when I was younger. Loved her profound sense of humor too. Our sympathy, Lori & Gary Melitzer
Message from Kimberly Timm2023-09-24 15:09:25
Hugs Donna and the rest of the family. Always enjoyed our chats when your mom and you came into the butcher shop. She will be missed but hold onto your memories. Kim
Message from Donna & George 2023-09-24 13:10:29
Donna ... Our deepest condolences to you on the passing of your mom. May you hold dear in your heart all those treasured memories of your mom and may they bring some comfort in the days ahead.
Message from Susan and Henry Van de Klippe2023-09-24 12:09:55
Donna So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Our thought are with you. Susan and Henry
Message from Joanne & Gord Brown2023-09-24 12:01:08
Donna: I send you deepest sympathy in the passing of Fran. I know she was full of life in her younger years and may she rest in peace. I always enjoyed talking to her and Dave when ever I saw them. Joanne Brown
Message from John McCharles2023-09-24 11:43:03
Deepest sympathy from the McCharles families. Our closest neighbor for many years. Fond memories!
Message from Sandra Blackwell2023-09-24 11:37:36
I have so many special childhood memories with Fran that I will always cherish. Sending Donna and family lots of hugs and prayers.
Message from Val Bendig2023-09-24 10:42:12
Dear Donna: so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Val Bendig (St. George's knitting group).
Message from John McCharles2023-09-24 06:04:46
Deepest sympathy from the McCharles families. Our closest neighbor for many years. Fond memories!
Message from Jim and Annette Ritchie2023-09-23 16:56:03
Donna Jim and I are thinking of you and send you our condolences. Annette