In Memory of

Frances Ronan


Wednesday July 10th, 2019 from 3-5pm and 6-9pm.


Funeral Mass will be held in St. James Catholic Church Colgan, on Thursday July 11th, 2019 at 10am.

(Anna) Frances Ronan, nee Mahoney
We remember and celebrate 95 years of the life of Anna Frances Ronan and announce her passing peacefully on July 7th, 2019 at Simcoe Manor Beeton Ontario. Frances had her family at her side and has joined, William (Bill), her husband of 63 years. Together Frances and Bill raised 7 children Paul, Hugh, Sheila, Marc, Rose Marie, Sean and Mary Catherine. Frances will be missed by, her children, their spouses, her 19 grandchildren and 13 soon to be 15 great grandchildren, the families of Paul (Dina), Hugh (Cathy), Sheila (Jerry), Marc (Sarah), Rose Marie (Hugh), Sean (Mary Jane) and Mary Catherine (Michael).
She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Renee (Mark) Logan and Raine, Adrian (Pawel) Kaia, Scott, Rosemarie (Justin) Cierra, Ronan and Lincoln, Jeralee (Sean), Britton (Jen) Blakely, Mitchell (Sarah), Lauren and Maighan, Abigail and Olivia, Justin (Kristine) Fiona and Cullen, Seanesta, Ben and Jack, Jacob (Jessica) Liam and Caleb, Erik (Genna) Ryan, Tarah (Chris) Eve, and Sean who will miss that beautiful smile and always encouraging words.
Frances was the daughter of Eugene and Anna Mahoney of Campbellford Ontario near Peterborough. Frances was the second oldest of 6 sisters and 2 brothers, Sister Mary Catherine (deceased), Theresa (Cecil Heighes, deceased), Eugene deceased, (Barbara), Doreen deceased (Lewis Crowley) deceased, Rosemarie (Vince Doherty) deceased, Margaret (Gerald Clancy) deceased, Bernadette (Morris Lynch) deceased, and Paul (Kay). Frances is predeceased by her sisters in law Marie (Paul) Degrosbois, Rita (Ron Woods, Roland) Degrosbois and brothers in law Hugh (Mary Lou) and father Ex. Ronan. She will be lovingly remembered by her god children Bill Degrosbois, Kathleen Woods, Ken Lynch, Doug Ronan and many other nieces and nephews.
Frances left her hometown in Campbellford, went to teachers college and taught in Campbellford before moving to King City. It was there where she met her husband Bill and moved to Colgan where she taught and began her family. Frances was not only a passionate teacher but had a love for performance and dance. Frances served her community not only through teaching but as a talented specialty baker who supplied exceptional hand crafted sweet tables to special events, euchres and other community socials. Apart from these many talents Frances was most dedicated to her family and her faith. Frances was most happy when she saw her family growing up and succeeding in their lives.
Frances had many friends and always had a flair for the latest and most trendy fashions. Frances loved her Toronto Maple Leafs and the occasional visits to the farm by her favourite players Frank Mahovolich and Dick Duff. Frances relaxed to the music of Perry Como, Tommy Hunter, Marg Osborne, and always tapped her toes to the sounds coming from the Don Messers Jubilee show. When the chores were done and the children were taken care of Frances was known to step off a few reels of the highland fling.
Frances will be remembered for her beauty, loving personality and a zest for life that was contagious.
The celebration of Frances life will take place with visitation at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, Ontario on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 between 3-5 and 6-9pm.
The Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church, Colgan, Ontario on Thursday July 11th at 10:00 am. Interment to follow in St. James Cemetery Colgan.
After the funeral service we would like to welcome everyone to a reception back at Rod Abrams Funeral Home for a light lunch, refreshments in celebration of the memories in honour of our Mom.
If so desired any donations would be accepted in memory of Frances Ronan to Simcoe Manor – Bus Fund.

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Memorial Tribute

“Frances Ronan”
  1. Mary Hetherington wrote:

    God rest her beautiful soul. A wonderful neighbour on Douglas Drive and such a kind and caring human being. You will be missed but cherished Frances.

  2. jim Lori and Chris Thorne wrote:

    So sorry for your loss What a beauiful lady and a pleasure to be with that smile will never be forgotten.

  3. Lori Mollett wrote:

    Frances was a kind woman with a beautiful soul. What a long and rewarding life she had. She is a blessing to her children and grandchildren. My heart is with you all.
    Rest In Peace Frances.

  4. Bernard Crowley wrote:

    Aunt Frances will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews. She and her loving children were always caring and helpful to the Crowley family. God bless.

  5. Cathy (Ronan) Hebert wrote:

    One of the memories I cherish the summers that I spent in Colagne would be when Mary Catherine would invite me to the farm. I was always greeted by Frances loving smile and hug. Frances you have touched so many lives. Rest in peace.
    Thoughts and prayers to all the family at this time.

  6. Kay Healy and Family wrote:

    So sad to hear of the passing of a truly beautiful Lady! Her warmth and kindness was beyond compare! Francis your beautiful smile was infectious and will long be remembered.
    Rest In Peace sweet Lady.
    Love and prayers to all the Ronan family at this sad time.

  7. Jim and Shirley Hanrahan wrote:

    To the Ronan Family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Frances will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and love for her family which she was so proud of. Many will also remember her famous fudge which she so lovingly gave to friends. Rest In Peace.

  8. Liz Rogacki and family wrote:

    We are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She lived a very long and full life and will be missed by all who loved her. Our condolences and prayers to her entire family.
    Liz and family

  9. Lou Crowley wrote:

    Aunt Frances always made you feel good when she told you a little story that could be about anything. Her little giggle / laugh was special. She was so proud of her children [ my cousins ] and rightly so given all their accomplishments both vocationally and more importantly as genuine good human beings. Frances was very good to my mother/ her sister Doreen Crowley when mom was ill and my siblings and I have been fortunate to have experienced some wonderful times and expressions of love from the Ronan family. Frances ,I will always be grateful for our visits.
    Lou Crowley

  10. Paul Crowley wrote:

    When you are young, small things can leave a lasting impression. Aunt Frances was someone I will never forget because she always genuinely cared about how you were doing and made you feel like you were the most important person in the world. Years later, I will always remember her generous spirit and unselfish approach to living life.

  11. Ed de Grosbois wrote:

    My dear Aunt was the soul of kindness and goodness and warm hospitality, and I will miss our little visits at Beeton Manor. I am saddened at her passing, but I celebrate that Frances was part of my life. My heartfelt condolences to you all.

  12. Rosy and Erik Torres-Mahoney wrote:

    Aunt Francis was a beautiful and inspiring person who lived a wonderful life. She always told great stories and shared beautiful photos and letters with my parents and our family. We have wonderful memories of her kindness and her incredible family.Many condolences and hugs from all of us Rosy, Erik, Diego, Lucia and Lao Torres-Mahoney

  13. Fred & Janet Brayford wrote:

    When we moved from Douglas Dr. out to the farm, we always felt proud that our home’s new occupants were Mr. and Mrs. Ronan. We had many pleasant conversations with them and knew that the house would be filled with much fun and family love. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your beautiful Mom, inside and out.

  14. Anne de Grosbois & son Ezra wrote:

    Sweet Aunt Frances is in our thoughts and prayers. Memories of her wonderful smile, generosity and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts and recounted. Our most heartfelt condolences.

  15. Mary Lou Crowley wrote:

    Aunt Frances was a very special person. Her kind, gentle and loving words were always sincere and provided comfort to our family. The Crowley family always enjoyed immensely the many visits, the special conversations and the laughter we shared. Aunt Frances will forever be in our hearts. May she Rest In Peace.

  16. Rita Drage (Moran) wrote:

    I remember Mrs. Ronan from a very
    long time ago. So sorry to hear of her
    passing. She was such a kind and caring lady. I met Frances when I was
    about twelve. I used to babysit and
    help out for she and her husband. It
    was one of my first real paying jobs.
    I remember traveling to Campbellford
    with the Ronan cami to visit family. I also remember that Mrs. Ronan made wonderful raisin pie. I also remember that my mother (Alma Moran) enjoyed the company and friendship of Mrs. Ronan. Also Bill
    and Frances were godparents to my
    late sisters-in-law Frances Moran (Vivian). My thoughts are with the family. I will always remember Mrs. Ronan as a very special woman.

  17. Darleen Rowley wrote:

    Frances was a very loving woman who cared deeply about her family, she always had a story to tell about each and everyone of them, she loved all her visits with them, you were all so kind and loving to her, and so great to the staff. Frances will be missed dearly. Sending my deepest condolences to your family you all will be missed at the Manor.

  18. Sue Fagan wrote:

    Mary Catherine, my thoughts are with you and your entire family in this sad time. She was a lovely lady. She will live in your hearts forever.

  19. Pat boland wrote:

    Sorry for your loss she lived a good long life and produced good children . I know you will miss her.

  20. Hal & Madelyn Rutledge wrote:

    To All The Ronan Family
    Sincere condolences. Your Mom/Grandmother was a lovely lady. Our uncle Jim Wilson also sends his sympathy to all.

  21. Susan Calder wrote:

    Mary Catherine and all the Ronan family,
    I am thinking of you and your lovely Frances. She was a gracious lady with a mischievous smile. I recall seeing her quite a few times at the salon and later at the Manor. What blessing to your family! ‘Knowing you have wonderful memories.

  22. Bob & Pat Jackson wrote:

    Our thoughts are with all of the family. It is hard to lose your Mom no matter the age. A life well livedl

  23. Randy & Donna Horan and Family wrote:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Ronan family at this most difficult time.

  24. Catherine Cole-Lynch wrote:

    Dear Roan Family
    When someone you love becomes a memory,the memory becomes a treasure to hold. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Michael Catherine and Cole Lynch

  25. Carol Bernardi wrote:

    Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to the Ronan family.

  26. Bill & Sandy Clark wrote:

    To The Ronan Family, Sending our sincerest condolences and prayers.

  27. Tom & Gail Morgan wrote:

    Sending our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom.

  28. Rocky & Connie Mezzone wrote:

    Sending our sincerest condolences and prayers to the Ronan Family. Frances was a kind and generous lady who made everyone feel like they were special….

  29. J.J. Paul & Margaret Whiteside wrote:

    Paul,Hugh,Sheila,Marc,Rose Marie,Sean, Mary Catherine and Families:
    We extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of your precious Mom. May you find comfort in knowing that others are holding you close in their hearts during this difficult time. We wish you peace,strength,comfort and love now and in the days to come.

  30. Terry Sullivan wrote:

    May flights of Angels Sing thee to thy Rest!

  31. Joan Kwiatkowski wrote:

    Mary Catherine and the Ronan Family.
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I didn’t hear about it until I was talking to Becky at Foodland, she had made up the floral arrangements. I am so sorry that I didn’t get to tell you in person my condolences to you and your family.
    I pray that God will bless you with the strength and courage to carry on during these difficult times.
    Joan Kwiatkowski

  32. Bob & Julie wrote:

    Deepest sympathy on the passing of a lovely lady! Unfortunately out of town and unable to attend. Condolences to all family and friends.

  33. Joanne & Pete Duggan & Family wrote:

    What beautiful words you wrote. What great memories you all will have of her and your dad. Please keep them close to your heart. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  34. Mary Ronan wrote:


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