Sonia died peacefully on March 5, 2010, after an extended illness. She was born on October 25, 1927. Sonia is survived by her husband, George; son, Mike (Margo); daughter, Cheryl McPhail (Shane); grandchildren: Chris, Donna, Tony, Jennifer and Christine; and great-grandchildren: Nick, Matthew, Emile, Ethan and Brooklyn. She was predeceased by her son, Joseph; mother and father, Gerda and Axel Franson; sister, Elsie; and brother, Gilbert.The family would like to thank Dr. MacIntyre, Dr. Lee and the nursing staff at KLH for their care and support. As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make donations to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View Street, Nelson, B.C., V1L 2V1.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., from the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C., with Father Jim Ratcliffe officiating. Interment will follow at the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery.Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.