Feb 5, 2015

| IN MEMORIAM | Fran Ballett

Our deepest sympathy goes to our friend Amy Ballett (left) and her family on the recent passing of Amy's mother Frances (Fran).


The family of Frances Sheila Ballett (nee Sigal), is profoundly saddened by the sudden loss of their dear wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, and friend in her 76th year.

Survived by her devoted husband and best friend of 55 1/2 years, Bruce, her children, Glen & Kathy, Amy & Paula, her grandchildren, Kyle & Kay, Rachel, and Michael.

Fran will be greatly missed by George & Jake, her fur babies. The most loving, kind, and sweetest person anyone could ever know. She touched all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Donations may be made to the Lincoln County Humane Society. Funeral was held Thursday, Feb. 5th at Morse and Son Funeral Home 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls. Shiva was observed Friday, Feb. 6th.


 The beautiful poem spoken at Fran's funeral.

"Parable of Immortality"

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch until at last she hangs
like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says,
" There she goes! "
Gone where?
Gone from my sight . . . that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side
and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the place of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment
when someone at my side says,
" There she goes! "
there are other eyes watching her coming . . .
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout . . .
" Here she comes! "

Author: Henry Van Dyke

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