Softly and gently on September 15, 2012, at the remarkable age of ninety-six years. A lady of magnificent intellectual brilliance and multi-faceted talents, of strength, spirit, and courage, of integrity and compassion. Artist, poetess, fashion designer. Lover of beauty, freedom and nature. Beloved Wife of the late John Rupert Brightmore (1994). Dearly loved and deeply admired Mother of Nancy Crowley, and the late Dr. C.P. Crowley (1995), and of Robert Alan Brightmore and Deb Bennett. Greatly loved Grandmother of Michael Bennett and his Partner Emily Cheng. Beloved Daughter of the late Ethel and George Henry France. Cherished Sister of the late Eve Brightmore, the late Jean Sisley, and the late Milly France. Special Sister-in-law of the late Bert Brightmore, and the late Stan Sisley. Dear and much loved Aunt of Linda Brightmore, Joan and Lloyd Chase, Jack Sisley and the late Michael Brightmore. Affectionately remembered Great- Aunt of Melissa, Lloyd, Celeste and Brad. Dear Cousin and Honorary Sister of the late Peg Brocklebank. Dear Friend of the late Mable and Jack Ellis, Barb Sisley, and of Marla and Alan Wells. Visitation at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Tuesday September 19, from 2-5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at the Kennedy Funeral Home on Wednesday September 20, at 12 noon with Cannon Lance Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Windsor Grove Cemetery. Condolences online at

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