This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Frances Sears. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

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A Coal Miner’s Daughter
Mom grew up in Glace Bay, Cape Breton.  Her father, William Russell, had moved from Newfoundland to Glace Bay at the age of 12 to go to work in the coal mines.  This he did, except for two interruptions to serve in the two world wars, up until...
Brian Sears
2020-03-08 11:49:00
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The Cabot Trail

When I was young, the family would take an annual trip around the Cabot Trail.  We would usually stop at Glendyer, Cape Breton (near Mabou) to visit Mom’s foster family on the way back.  One year, we took my grandfather (Maxwell Sears,...

Brian Sears
2020-03-08 11:47:31
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The Caller
When Frances Sears, my mother, was 12 years old, her mother died.  At the same time her father, who had fought and been decorated for bravery during the First World War, left the coal mines of Glace Bay, Cape Breton to serve in the Second World War. ...
Brian Sears
2020-03-06 19:28:59
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A Change in Perspective

Frances Sears was my mother.  When I was about 15 or so, and feeling independent, I wanted to go somewhere, I don’t remember where.  Apparently, it was somewhere that Mom felt a lad of my age should not go to, she was probably right. ...

Brian Sears
2020-03-05 18:02:41
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