NOONAN, Francis Laurent
We are heartbroken to announce that Francis Noonan passed peacefully at home as he was held in the loving embrace of his wife and children in the evening of April 14, 2019, only 6 months after being diagnosed with cancer. Francis was born in Saskatoon on December 23, 1958 to Jeanne and Philip Noonan. He grew up in Saskatoon, attending Holy Family Elementary and Holy Cross High School. Francis then went on to complete a Diploma of Technology in Architectural-Engineering Technology at the Saskatchewan Technical Institute in Moose Jaw. He returned to Saskatoon where he worked as a designer and quality assurance manager in the engineering field for over 30 years. Francis was predeceased by his mother Jeanne (nee Fournier), father Philip, as well as several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife Janice and five children Steve (Alyssa), Sean (Ashley), Maura, Malachy and Eilis. Also surviving him are his siblings Mari (Larry), Anne Marie (Michael) Tokarew, Joe (Elaine), Michael (Kathy) and Andrée (Dan), aunts Marguerite Mirandou and Molly Falcon, uncle Pat (Doris) Noonan, as well as several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, cousins, dear friends and colleagues. The Vigil for Francis will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26. Both services will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family (123 Nelson Rd.) in Saskatoon. Memorial donations may be made to the Noonan Family GoFundMe page in support of Francis’s young children, or to the charity if one’s choice. Arrangements in care of John Schachtel - Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.
Cher Papa, nous t’aimons beaucoup, beaucoup, beaucoup! We will miss you forever. Fais dodo, Papa. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.