Frances Bernice Langford

January 3, 1943 - February 22, 2023
February 25, 2023 5 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

With great sadness we announce the passing of Frances Bernice Langford on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at the age of 80.

She leaves behind a sister, a loving husband, her children, stepchildren and spouses,  8 grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Grandma was known and loved by many for her generous and caring personality, and will be dearly missed by all who were touched by her life.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Norwood hospice for their kind and gentle care in the last days of her life.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at the Trinity Funeral Home, 10530 116 Street Edmonton on the 11th of March at 1:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers we request the donations be made in Fran's name to the Hope Haven Women's Shelter in Lac La Biche.


  1. Sincere condolences to Ted and Family. I fondly remember my participation in the Seba Beach choir and Glee Club.

  2. Dear Ted and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your wife, Frances.
    Cherish the memories of .her life journey. May Peace be with you.
    Vi ( Porowski)and Gordon Cunningham

  3. Dear Ted and family, and Diane,
    Bill and I were hoping to drive to Edmonton for the Celebration of Life for Frances however winter weather is deterring that desire. I, Judy, feel loss at that. Frances is my cousin on my dad’s side of the family, Bill MacDonald. Auntie Eileen was my dad’s youngest sister; I know he was proud of her and cared for her.

    I grew up knowing who Auntie Eileen, Uncle Jack, Frances and Diane were mostly through photographs. One photo in particular when the girls were wearing Scottish kilts, I was especially impressed with. I thought they were so very beautiful. I felt shy thinking of their beauty.

    I think because my dad was killed in a car accident when I was 11, we didn’t connect with his family as often, although in those days, travel was more select. I do remember visiting the Pennock farm at Elnora; my remembrances are more of a feeling…. happiness, inclusion and appreciation.

    I also remember my mom wanting fervently to attend some special event in the life of Auntie Eileen in Red Deer. Bill and I were married then and we made careful scheduling plans to make this happen. On the outskirts of Red Deer, I asked Mom for the address of where we were going. She thought I would know. I did not. She did not. We wandered around Red Deer and squandered the time until the afternoon had waned, eventually landing at Auntie Eileen’s home where everyone was gathering AFTER the event. At least we got to see everyone.

    I was interested to read that music was an integral part of Frances’ life. It has been in our family’s lives as well. When our son, Andrew, was adjudicated by the CBC opera critic, he was told he could hear ‘Welsh’ in his voice. Likely that element was in her voice as well, considering our family history.

    Distance has separated our lives yet the few times we were together, I felt as though we would have been good friends.

    I know your loss is great; I know that ‘Frances-space’ will always be empty. God be with you as you look forward to the hope of eternity.
    Proverbs 18:22 “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord.” I pray that when when that ‘good thing’ is absent, the favour still remains.

  4. Our sincere condolences Ted and family. Fran was a very lovely lady.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Fran was such a friendly and caring person. Know our thoughts and prayers are with Ted and your family.

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