Obituary Notice — Frances Marie Colarch

Frances Marie Colarch passed away peacefully at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Sunday, February 19, 2012.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Revelstoke on Friday morning, February 24, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Cecil Nunez celebrant.  Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke.  Pallbearers are members of the Knights of Columbus Council #4712, Revelstoke.

Frances was born in Revelstoke and had been a life-long resident.  She worked for many years as a receptionist at the Public Health Unit.  Frances lived a quiet life and did things her own way.  She enjoyed people and having company.  She especially enjoyed her neighbours and always had treats for the neighbourhood children.  She was very kind and charitable to organizations overseas and was known to say “we always have to help others, especially those in need.”

Frances was predeceased by her parents.  She is survived by three sisters: Roma (Dr. Anthony) Gagliano of Mississauga, Ontario, Elena Gleis of Kamloops and Sylvia Krebbers of Armstrong; one brother Joe Colarch (Joanne Benedetto) of West Kelowna; nephews: Mark Gagliano of Courtice, Ontario, Paul Gagliano of Toronto, Ontario, John Gagliano of Mississauga, Ontario and Gregory Colarch of Las Vegas, Nevada; niece Laureen Colarch of Calgary and four great nieces.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Alex Farrugia and all the nursing staff at Queen Victoria Hospital for their wonderful care of Frances.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Frances’ obituary at

Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.