Thora Cecelia DeFrane

DeFrane, Thora Cecelia


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Thora Cecelia DeFrane.

Born in Liverpool, England May 22nd, 1925, Thora moved to Victoria after the Second World War before settling in Ladysmith. She died peacefully in her sleep December 27th, 2008.

Thora is survived by husband Bill, son: Dennis DeFrane (Kris), daughters: Ruth Barnes (Brian) and Marilyn Woodward (Brian). Grandchildren: Becky Young, Adam, Jeremy and Carolyn DeFrane, Bernadette Worobets and Bruce Barnes, Brad Woodward and Melanie Sidney.

For many years Thora and Bill spent enjoyable winters in Mesa, Arizona. Thora was a very active member with the Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary of Ladysmith and was always ready to lend a hand.

No service by request.