May 30/1956- December 14/2013
Francine passed away peacefully in her home with her loving husband and best friend of 51 years at her side after a long and brave fight with cancer.
Francine Louise Parks was born in Toledo, Oregon May 30, 1956. Her parents, Harold and Pauline Fine Parks were also born and raised in the Toledo area. Fran grew up in Toledo and Elk City, Oregon. Swimming, camping, working with flowers were favorite activities. Her floral entries earned ribbons in the County fair. After graduating from Toledo High School in 1974 Francine attended floral school in Portland, Oregon and then worked in the industry. A job in a florist shop included a move to Coos Bay with daughters Rachelle and Tabitha then to the rural area near Winston, Or.
Fran met Douglas Logan of Victoria, BC, Canada, they married Sept 1998 in Las Vegas. Fran finally had time to let her creative side run wild.
She enjoyed working with yarn, making fragrant soaps, drawing and painting. Her yarn creations – shawls, felted purses and hats were featured in a Sooke, BC art gallery with many pieces being sold. Fran and Doug have lived in Sooke, BC since 1999 with their kitty Rocky. For several years they wintered in Mazatlan making wonderful friends there. Fran said her bucket list was completely fulfilled over the years as she won a race in their Corvette, went Para-sailing in Mexico and once piloted a Cessna airplane.
Surviving are husband Doug Logan, daughters Rachelle Littrell and Tabitha Richards of Oregon, her father Harold and his companion Shirley of Yuma, Arizonia. Stepchildren Michelle Kang (Sung-Su) of S. Koera, David (Ashley) and Robert of Victoria, beloved brother John (Gertrude) of Merritt, BC. A step-sister, Linda of Nevada and step-brother, David of BC, and mother-in-law Jenny Logan of Vancouver, BC. Grandchildren
AnnaMarie, Toren, Shannon, Emelia, Cruze and Noah
and 1 great-grandson Asher.
She was preceded in death by her mother Pauline in 1982. Memorial contributions can be made to your local Hospice.
“forever is a long time but not long enough with you”