Frances Pavlinak
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Obituary of Frances Pavlinak

Pavlinak, Franziska "Frances" (nee Hammerschmid)

A resident of Chatham, Frances Pavlinak passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Meadow Park Nursing Home, Chatham on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in her 101st year. 

Born December 15, 1916, Frances was the daughter of the late Joseph & Josepha (nee Schofl) Hammerschmid. 
Devoted wife to the late John Pavlinak (2015). 
Beloved mother of Ernest Gruberbauer (Leona) of Port Elgin, Johanna Ovecka (Edward) of Croton, Willy Pavlinak (Ruth) of Port Dover, Carolyn Collins (William) of Temagami, and Carmen Eskritt (George) of St. Catharines. 
Grandmother of 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren & 8 great-great grandchildren. 
Predeceased by her 6 siblings, brother, Joseph & sisters, Anna, Maria, Paula, Aloisia, and Hedwig, and daughter-in-law, Linda Pavlinak. 
Mother-in-law of Mary Pavlinak, Leona Croshaw & Bruce Thompson.
Sister-in-law of Maria Pavlinak of Czech Republic & Helen Pavlinak of Brantford. 
Missed by many cousins, nieces & nephews. 
As well as Evelyn Lewis, who was a dear friend & companion to Frances, her angel on earth. 
Special thanks to all of the compassionate staff at Meadow Park Nursing Home for their care. 
Frances was an active member of the Kent Chapter of the Women's Institute, a 4-H Club leader & took part in the Blue Bird Club of the Diabetes Association. As well as a home care giver to many families within Chatham. Frances enjoyed spending her summers up north at the cabin, oil painting and an active member of her bible study group. 
Family to receive friends at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on  Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with an hour of visiting prior to the service. Interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery following reception.
Donations in memory of Frances may be made to the Salvation Army, Bibles for Missions or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com. 

McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street, 
Chatham, Ontario
519 351 2040

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