In Celebration of

Barbara Clara Franklin

February 9, 1921 -  December 11, 2018

Passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Westgate Lodge in Belleville at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Norris. Loving mother to the late John. Cherished grandmother of Bill (Debi) and Sheryl Franklin-Meens (Will) Adored great-grandmother of Ronan, Sophie and Liam. Barbara was a dedicated teacher at Bloorlea Middle School in Etobicoke for many years until 1980. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., (between Islington and Kipling Aves), on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made through


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Kelly Redner-Dolihan (Friend)

Entered December 14, 2018 from Prince Edward County

With our sincere sympathy, we are so sorry for your loss.
Many visits to Westgate lodge to see my Aunt Anita also brought the joy of visiting with your dear grandmother.
Sheryl and Will
Bill and Debbie
You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Kelly and Robert Dolihan
Roger and Barbara Redner

Sandra Stone (Family)

Entered December 14, 2018 from Amaranth Ontario

I’m sorry for your loss. I am sure she is happy being reunited with her husband and John

Catherine Cudbird-Star 

Entered December 15, 2018 from Erin

Mrs. Franklin was my grade 8 teacher at Bloorlea. She was a teacher who inspired her students to succeed, to ask questions, to investigate. And she did it all with a wonderful sense of humour! Long after I had graduated she and my mother, Irene Cudbird, became friends. They would meet and have lunch together. Thank you Mrs. Franklin! Please accept not only my heartfelt condolences but deep gratitude for her life and dedication to her students.
Cathy Cudbird-Star

Cathy Sobie (Former student)

Entered December 16, 2018 from Etobicoke

My sincere sympathy to the family of Barbara Franklin. I’m sure every person has had a teacher in their life they have never forgotten. Mrs Franklin was my grade 4 teacher at Wedgwood school as well as my grade 7 teacher and grade 8 grammar teacher at Bloorlea. I met her again standing in line at the Cineplex many years ago. I introduced her to my grown daughter who was with me at the time. Her comment was “You are THAT Mrs Franklin. We were never allowed to get away with bad grammar thanks to you!” 😀. She will be remembered.

Philip Brown (Student)

Entered December 17, 2018 from Toronto

Our condolences to the family of one of the best teachers ever!


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