Frances "Frankie" Pellerin

Passed 07/28/2022


Obituary For Frances "Frankie" Pellerin

Our dear Frankie passed away on July 28th, 2022 at the age of 96. She was born in Antigonish on June 22, 1926 to John Angus MacIsaac (South River) and Georgina (Robertson) (Aberdeen, Scotland). She trained as a hairdresser and continued her career during her marriage while bringing up her 3 children being a very early “working from home” Mother. Many women in Fairview knew her well. Frankie was predeceased by husband Omer Pellerin, daughter Barbara McInnis , son Robert, sisters Sarah Catherine (Kaye Shaw), Violet (Danenberg), Ruby (Cameron) and brother Harry Skeet. She is survived by son Hughie Pellerin (Paula O’Sullivan), son-in-law Calvin McInnis grandchildren, Ian (Kathleen) and Corrie McInnis (Kaylynn), great grandchildren Violet and Cole McInnis and many nieces and nephews who were proud to call her Auntie. Frankie had a love of cooking throughout her life and brought amazing dishes to her table. She had a flair and creativity with food that was the envy of many and could challenge even Bobby Flay. Her “hot sauce” recipe was known far and wide. Many in the family were privy to her cooking “secrets” and her recipes. Frankie, as Matriarch, could always be called upon for her wise advice while making sure that her flock were going in the right direction. After almost 100 years of life, she could analyse the past, but , being a progressive woman, always lived toward the future (a woman ahead of her time). She will be greatly missed. Another light has gone out in our family.

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  • 08/03/2022

    hughie so sorry to learn of your mothers thoughts and prayers are with you

  • 08/03/2022

    The end of an era .Fairview has lost another of its finest Ladies. Although it has been years since we last spoke to Frankie, her sense of humor and zest for life will linger on in our memory. She was one of the best. Don and Devonna Edwards

  • 08/02/2022

    Frankie, I will forever miss our afternoon cocktails and watching your soaps (The Bold and Beautiful, Generous Hospital and The young and the Rest of US) It was truly an honour for me to look after and care for you in your final days. Don't worry about Hughie, I'll look after him❤️

  • 08/02/2022

    Frances Patricia Pellerin Long time resident of Fairview, first at 19 Alma Crescent then 135 Evans Ave, Passed away July 28th, 2022 at the age of 96 with her elevator still going to the top floor. Frankie to all who knew her, was a hairdresser to most of the wonderful Ladies who lived at the bottom end of Fairview. She also did many of the hairdos for the school dances and graduations. Let it be said that the hairdressing gig kept her informed about all you kiddies (now adults) that she knew more about you ( good and bad..haha) than you knew about her. She went to the Coffee Cup restaurant for the Fairview news every day, although in my mind it was not always accurate...little joke there. She also worked for her political person of choice and ran a polling booth in her home for a few years. Frankie is predeceased by her husband Omer Pellerin, son Robert Pellerin and daughter Barbara Pellerin McInnis or Barb to all her friends. She is survived by her son Omer Hugh Pellerin or Hughie to all his friends. A few days before she passed while reminiscing about Fairview, she told me that of all the places she lived and travelled to, Fairview was the best place in world to live because of all the wonderful people of Fairview. On behalf of myself and the family, I would like to thank the many friends and neighbours of Fairview for giving her the many happy memories. RIP Mom

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