April 14, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frances Joanne Genoe (née Christofferson) on April 14, 2022, at the age of 81. Frances was born in Waseca, Saskatchewan to Henry and Irene Christofferson. She was the 4th of 9 children. In 1956 her family moved to Port Alberni, British Columbia then to Qualicum Beach. This is where she met and married her husband, Harry. The two settled and started their family in the Deep Bay/Bowser area until 1979 when they relocated to Courtenay. This was her home until her passing. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother and had the joy of spending time with her great-grandson.
Frances is predeceased by her parents and her sister Judy. Survived by her husband of 61 years, Harry, her children Barry (Maxine), Joanne (Paul), grandchildren Kevin (Erin), Ryan, Brett, Cheyenne (Alex), Breanne, and great-grandson Jackson. She is also survived by her siblings Jack (Dale), Keith (Ardale), Melvin (Carole), Lindsay (Pat), Grant, Carol (Don), and Ken (Barbara) along with many cherished nieces and nephews.
Her life encompassed her passion for her family, gardening, travel, and painting. She never forgot her roots in Saskatchewan, always returning for family. She will be missed by the family and friends left behind.
There are no immediate plans for a celebration of life and donations are not requested.