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Muriel Aleda (nee Benedict) Franklin

FRANKLIN, Muriel Aleda (nee Benedict) - Of Wasaga Beach It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Muriel on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in her 89th year. Muriel was born in Meaford, she was the beloved wife of the late Roderick Franklin (2008) from Collingwood. They married and settled in Wasaga Beach in 1952, 65 years ago. They both enjoyed a quiet retirement. Muriel had lived in the same neighbourhood since 1952, until October of 2016, when she moved into Waterside Retirement Lodge. She and Rod raised 6 children. She is predeceased by daughter Rhonda (1980); Joyce (Hugh) Williams of Whitby, Nancy (Chris) St. Amand of Wasaga Beach, Jim (Terri) of Collingwood, Deborah of Pickering, Cathy (Jim) Bower of Nottawa. Muriel was known for her talent and creativity; her crochet hook was never idle; she has lovingly stitched more items than we can count for her family, friends and community. She was always happy and enjoyed life to the fullest. She will be missed by her 12 grandchildren, Nena (Eldon) King, Andrew (Luisa Nasso), Williams, Tyler Williams, Michael (Mary) Kane, Amy (Doug Edgar) Kane, Troy Franklin, Kale (Amy McGuirk) Franklin, Devon Franklin, Dane Franklin, Chad (Danielle) Franklin, Jacob (Jessica) Carr and Aleda (Dave Salewski)Carr. Step-Granchildren Stephanie (David) St.Amand-Duval. Her 11 Great Grandchildren, Denaya King, Ethan King, Hunter Reymes, Nathan Williams, Kipten Kane, Farah Kane, Parker Rowen-Kane, Isaac Carr, Eli Carr, Evaleigh Carr, Emmett Carr, Griffin Salewski, Cullen Salewski. Step-Great Granchildren Leigha Duval, Lily Duval. Predeceased by her parents Charlie and Aleda Benedict and brother's Ellis Benedict, Lyle Benedict and Carl Benedict and sister Joanne Massey. She will be fondly remembered by her remaining siblings Bernice (Andrew) Lowden, Joyce Butchard, Norma Dunlop, Angus (Debbie) Benedict and Beth (Ted) Bumstead. She will be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews. We would like to thank the staff at Waterside Retirement Lodge for making her feel at home the past 10 months, as she enjoyed living there and participated in many of the ongoing activities. Celebration of Life service will take place Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the Cornerstone Church, 20 Batteaux Rd., Nottawa, ON, Reception to follow at the Collingwood Leisure Time Club, 100 Minnesota St., Collingwood, ON. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice.13202294
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Your lovely mom
Posted by Gaye McCartney (friend) On Monday, August 28, 2017
So sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mom. I remember our wonderful times in Wasaga and sitting around your kitchen table waiting for your mom to pull that beautiful loaf of homemade bread out of the oven so we could slather on the peanut butter! Your lovely mom taught me how to crochet. I was in awe over that beautiful pineapple pattern she did,and her tatting. She had such a beautiful smile, and was so full of love. May your memories help carry you through this difficult time.

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