KAYBAN, Frances Adeline
Frances went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2010.
Born on June 29, 1927 in Ritzville, Washington to Erwin and Charlotte Doering, brother Donald arrived in 1929. In 1930 the family moved to Saskatchewan and at the tender age of five, Frances lost her mother to a brief illness. Grandparents Reverend Leopold and Adeline Doering raised Frances and Donald, while Erwin worked in Winnipeg for 1933 – 1940. Living in a home filled with Christian life, Frances’ faith in God grew strong. Her faith was evident in all of her relationships and throughout her life.
The children and grandparents had moved to Oliver, BC in 1936 as grandpa established the First Lutheran Church in the valley. When grandma Adeline died in 1940, father Erwin joined his children and life on the orchard began. Frances, a teen, looked after the domestic duties. Both she and Donald loved to help their father in the orchard. In 1943 Frances was struck by tuberculosis and this delayed her graduation. Her father married Mary Klein in 1945.
In 1949 Frances moved to Vancouver for Business College. The TB returned in 1950 and again in 1952. She was hospitalized in Tranquille and it was there that she met the love of her life Nicholas Kayban. They married in 1957 and settled in Edmonton. Cathy arrived in 1958 and Mark in 1960.
Frances worked as an executive secretary for many years. In 1974 the Kaybans moved to Oyama. In 1978 Frances, along with her daughter Cathy received her Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Okanagan College. She went on to earn her B.A. from S.F.U. and her M.A in Counseling form Gonzaga University. Her lifelong dream of becoming a Social Worker was realized when she was 50 years old. She was passionate about working with families, helping them through their challenges. She served on the boards of the Kelowna Children’s Fund, First United Church and Elizabeth Fry Society. She volunteered on the Kelowna Crisis Line when it first began.
In her retirement she produced a TV series on local family and youth agencies. In 1995 Frances was a finalist for The Sarah Donalada Treadgold Memorial Award, for outstanding contribution to the City of Kelowna.
Frances was unwaveringly devoted to her family. She cherished her children and grandchildren. She was their biggest fan. Her life overflowed with unconditional love and faith in God.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mackle and the staff of Cottonwoods for the wonderful care they provided. Love and appreciation to faithful friend Franziska Birker.
She is survived by her loving family, Husband Nicholas Kayban, children: Cathy (Murray) Richter, Mark (Veronica) Kayban; grandchildren: Michael and Sarah Richter, Nicholas, Abrielle and Luther Kayban; step-mother, Mary Doering, sisters-in-law Hedy Doering, Victoria (John) Toronchuk; brother-in-law Peter Kaban and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by all. Sadly predeceased in September 2009 by brother Donald.
A Memorial Service will be held on January 23, 2010 at 11:30 am at First United Church, 721 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, BC with Reverend Medland officiating.
Donations may be made to First United Church or a Charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.