(AJNews) – It is in loving memory and sadness we announce that Fran Libin z”l passed away on September 3, 2022. She is survived by two sisters Jenny Belzberg, Dorothy McDonald and three children, Brian, Karen and Neil, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, having been pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 70 years, Morton Lionel Libin.
Fran was a woman of consequence. She and Mort were inseparable from the day they met. They developed a business together, traveled together, played tennis and golf and raised their kids in solid Jewish education. Fran was always the focus point for the neighbourhood kids; she drove them to the local lakes and country club then entertained them at home, welcoming all. She served in many organizations and worked with the Jewish Community Golden Age Club in Edmonton as a volunteer for years. She was president of both the Talmud Torah Women’s Auxiliary and the Beth Shalom Sisterhood.
In later life they moved to California after Mort had been innocently but severely injured in a vehicle accident. From that point on she nurtured Mort every day of his life. Still, she found time to work at the family furniture business and volunteer at the Scripps Institute and became the contact point for all her family and acquaintances—always entertaining. She organized bridge games at High Country Clubhouse in Encinitas. She kept in touch with her family and friends on a weekly basis, always remembering birthdays and special occasions.
Fran was such a presence that the void she leaves will be hard to fill. She will be missed but not forgotten.