Fran Canary

Published 9:20 am Friday, February 28, 2020

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Fran Canary, 80, of Advance, died on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.

Born Nov. 20, 1939 in Louisville, Ky., she was a loving mom, sister, aunt, mother-in-lLaw, grandma and friend to many. Her energetic spirit and lust for life was inspirational. In her early years, she worked at Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. in Louisville, and retired in 1991 after 34 years. Although her work accomplishments are many, it’s the way in which she approached her life, her love of travel and adventure, her helping hand and volunteer work, and her positive outlook for which she will be remembered. Her life was a living example of leaving no stone left unturned and living to the fullest. Her feet were moving as her love for clogging and dancing kept her going. She was adventurous as she traveled the world, was up for any road trip, no matter the distance, and could find gratitude by a walk on the beach, a hike in the mountains, or a bike ride in the neighborhood. She loved keeping her mind sharp by reading books, working crossword and sudoku puzzles, and was a master at trivia games (especially with a glass of wine). Her smile was infectious, her demeanor an inspiration, and her energy will leave a lasting memory. She was an integral part of everyday moments with her family as well as holidays, vacations, field trips, sports activities, weekend getaways, dinners, you name it. If the Garners were doing anything or going anywhere, Grandma/Mom was right there with a smile.

Survivors: sisters, Rose Dobson (Jim), Merle Miller and Darlene Vest (Mike); brother, Fred Miracle; daughter, Christy Canary Garner and son-in-law Rusty Garner, and granddaughters Grace and Emily Garner; and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Ida Mae and Chester Miracle; and her brothers, James and Norman Miracle.

A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, March 2 from 4-7 p.m. at WinMock at Kinderton in the Granary, 168 E. Kinderton Way Bermuda Run.