Frances “Fran” Claire Mahadeo (née Eekhoff)
February 2, 2024
It is with great sadness that the family of Frances Claire Mahadeo of London, Ontario, announce that after a two year battle with ALS, Fran passed away peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2024, surrounded by family, at age 65.
Beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and teacher, Fran leaves behind children Meaghan (Trevor) and Zachary (Natalie); granddaughter, Asha; mother, Ann; siblings; Joanne, Julie, Paul; her canary, Henry; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Tristan.
As a teacher at Byron Woods Montessori, she touched the lives of countless young children.
The family wishes to send a special thanks to the staff at St. Vincent Hospital for their compassion and care of Fran over the last six months.
A Celebration of Life will be conducted at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road South, London on Saturday February 10, 2024 at 1:00 pm, with visitation from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. To view the Celebration of life click here:
Memorial donations may be made to ALS Canada or to Mission Services of London.
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We met Fran when our son Zach went to Byron Woods Montessori. She was so friendly, kind and an amazing teacher. My son loved her. She had a wonderful way with the children, making them feel comfortable and loved. She was his first teacher how lucky he was to have had her. Rest in peace Ms Machedo.
I first met Fran at our daughters' dance class. We hiked, snowshoed, visited art galleries, and had fun wonderful conversations. She was always smiling, and always kind and thoughtful. My deep condolences to her family.
I will always remember the fun times my children and I spent with Fran, Meaghan and Zac. The Mahadeos lived just two doors away from us while our children were young. I remember little plays the kids entertained us with, several camping trips, and lots of walks to Thames Park for swimming. Fran was such a generous friend. She helped me rekindle a love of reading, and encouraged me to try new recipes. Sending hugs to Meaghan and Zac. Rest in peace Fran.
She was my very first teacher and I hold her very dear to my heart till this day! I can’t imagine a world without her. She’s touched so many with her kindness and she will be missed.
Remembering Ms. Mahadeo with much love and fond memories. She taught both of our boys at Byron Woods and was loved by all the children, staff, and parents. Thinking of her family during this difficult time.
Remembering Ms. Mahadeo with much love and fond memories. She taught both of our boys at Byron Woods and was loved by all the children, staff, and parents. Thinking of her family during this difficult time❤️
Meaghan and Zach, Thinking of you and your families during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories of your wonderful mom.
Fran's bright smile, boundless energy and kindness will always be remembered. She was a wonderful part of my daughter's education at Montessori many years ago. Our condolences to her family.
Dear Meaghan and Zach, I’m sorry you have lost your mom. I admire her for her strength, perseverance, and resilience. I will remember how much she loved Christmas and her family. Meaghan’s giant Christmas trees will always remind me of her.
We are Meaghan’s in-laws and Trevor’s parents. We remember her as a great hostess and wonderful cook when she welcomed us into her home for Christmas with the family in 2008. Despite her illness she enjoyed many outdoor excursions with us in the Ottawa area. We admired her courage through a difficult time. Rest in peace, Fran!
Our thoughts are with you Meaghan and Zach. Fran was a huge part of our lives for many years. She was the most wonderful second mother really to the kids. I am so sad to hear of her death and the unbearable loss for both of you. I wish I was in Ontario to attend her celebration and add some wonderful memories of our time with her. Sending love to you both.
Dear Meaghan and Zachary, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find some comfort in the memories of your wonderful mother. We have made a donation to the ALS society in your mum’s name.
A long time ago, when I was in first year University, I met dear Fran. A forever friendship. Her love of family, kindness, sense of humour, patience, intelligence were unaltered despite her condition. Especially her love of her family. My sincere condolences Meaghan and Zac, Trevor and Natalie, Asha - you gave her such joy. Dear Ann, Joanne, Julie and Paul, sending love and thanks for sharing Fran with me.
Our deepest condolences for your loss! We have such wonderful memories of Fran! Her fantastic cooking and baking, her humor and especially her contagious laugh! We love you all!
Fran was a much loved member of our bookclub that will be missed by all of us.
Services for Frances “Fran” Claire Mahadeo (née Eekhoff)
Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
February 10, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Celebration of Life will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
February 10, 2024 1:00 pm
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