Wife of former MP Guy Lauzon dies

In this May 2019, file photo, Frances Lauzon (center) and her husband, Guy Lauzon (second from left), clap during a campaign rally at the Ramada Cornwall for Eric Duncan. Frances Lauzon died this morning at the age of 72. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SDSG – The steadfast companion of former MP Guy Lauzon has died.

Frances Lauzon passed away early this morning (Thursday) at the age of 72.

During the 2015 federal election campaign, an emotional Guy Lauzon said during his victory speech about how he was fighting two battles. Frances had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and was finishing her chemotherapy treatment.

After a six year battle, she succumbed to the disease this morning.

Condolences from the community are already pouring in.

“Frances was a wonderful woman who will be sorely missed,” MP Eric Duncan said in a statement Thursday. “She was always a kind and effective confidant to her loving husband Guy Lauzon.”

The former administrator of Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge, Frances was an active community volunteer as well. “Frances’ warmth and smile made her an instant friend to many people,” Duncan added.

Frances used to delight crowds at summer constituency barbecues at the Lauzon’s St. Andrews West home by singing the national anthem.

Books of condolence are available at Duncan’s constituency offices in Cornwall at 691C Brookdale Avenue, North Dundas on 636 St. Lawrence Street in Winchester and South Dundas at 34 Ottawa Street in Morrisburg. They are available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are pending.