In Memory of






Obituary for Frances Elizabeth Ann "Fran" Pinkerton

It is with deepest sadness that the family announce the passing of Frances “Fran” Elizabeth Ann Pinkerton (nee Vezina) on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at the age of 82. Fran will be remembered as a loving wife, mother of three, and Grams to her many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Fran had a passion for hunting, birdwatching, camping, and enjoyed going for long drives in the country, she was known for her kind loving personality, delicious baking, and her beautiful quilts that she spent many hours creating. Fran was a loving wife to her husband Paul Pinkerton of 26 years. She was loved and will be missed by her children; Marguerite Belanger, Raymond Belec (Nicole), Michael Belec (Pam), step-daughter Cheri Walpole (Steve), daughter-in-law Stephanie Belec, and dear friend Paul Belanger (Denise). Survived by her grandchildren; Nickolas (Janis), Crystal (Cory), Cody, Tyler, Mike, Randi, Mitchell, Caulton, and Emberlyn. Fran left behind many precious great-grandchildren as well. Fran was survived by her brothers Lloyd (Alice), and Eugene (Joan) Vezina, and was predeceased by her sister Louise (George), and brother Dolphin. Cremation has taken place at Lakeview Crematorium, Haileybury. A Celebration of Fran’s Life will be held at later date. Arrangements entrusted to Buffam Leveille Funeral Home, Haileybury, 705-672-3122. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff at Temiskaming District Hospital for the exceptional care Fran received. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at