Darling, Francis (“Frank”) (1867-1963)

Francis Darling; Heritage Designation - 1090 Nicola Street - The Darling Residence, City of Vancouver, Director of Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal Services; http://council.vancouver.ca/20110616/documents/phea4-Report.pdf; appendix b, page 1.

Francis Darling; Heritage Designation – 1090 Nicola Street – The Darling Residence, City of Vancouver, Director of Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal Services; http://council.vancouver.ca/20110616/documents/phea4-Report.pdf; appendix b, page 1.

Francis (“Frank”) Darling was an agent for Darling Brothers, a Montreal-based manufacturing company. He lived at 1974 Barclay Street in 1905.

Frank was born in Montreal, Quebec, on February 24, 1867. His father was Thomas Darling. His mother was Elizabeth Pattison Jarvie.

Frank first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1900.

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 140

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 140

In 1904, Frank married Frances Auld. She was born in Atchison, Kansas, on March 9, 1874. Her father was David Auld (1826-1904), who was the president of the First National Bank in Atchison. Frances’s mother was Sarah Woodard (1841-1907).

When Frank and Frances came to Vancouver, they stayed briefly at the Hotel Vancouver. They were at 1974 Barclay Street in 1905.

In 1905, Frank built a house at 1090 Nicola Street

The Darling Residence at 1090 Nicola Street as it appeared in 1912; Francis Darling; Heritage Designation - 1090 Nicola Street – ‘The Darling Residence,’ City of Vancouver, Director of Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal Services; http://council.vancouver.ca/20110616/documents/phea4-Report.pdf; appendix b, page 1.

The Darling Residence at 1090 Nicola Street as it appeared in 1912; Francis Darling; Heritage Designation – 1090 Nicola Street – ‘The Darling Residence,’ City of Vancouver, Director of Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal Services; http://council.vancouver.ca/20110616/documents/phea4-Report.pdf; appendix b, page 1.

Frank added a garage to the house in 1911.

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Darling, F.
Architect: Darling, F.
Builder: Darling, F.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1911-04-07
Street Number: 1090
Street Name: Nicola Street
Value: $250.00
Remarks: Garage
Reference ID: VN-3200-3201-269

Vancouver Building Permits; Heritage Vancouver; http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/.

Members of the Darling family lived in the house at 1090 Nicola Street until 2003. The house later became part of a condominium development.

Frank was a member of the Vancouver Club. He and Frances appeared in the Vancouver society directories in 1908, 1914, and 1927.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 25

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 25

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 20

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 20

 

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 19

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 19

Frances died in Vancouver on June 4, 1935.

Frank continued in business until he retired about 1940.

Frank died in Vancouver on May 30, 1963.

 

Frank and Frances had the following children.

 

David Auld Darling

David Auld Darling was born in Vancouver on March 22, 1906. He worked as an electrical engineer. He never married.

David died in Vancouver on December 30, 1982.

 

Elizabeth Darling

Elizabeth Darling was born in Vancouver on May 8, 1908.

She never married.

Elizabeth died in Vancouver on January 28, 1990.

 

Ruth Sarah (“Sally”) Darling

Ruth Sarah (“Sally”) Darling was born in Vancouver in May 1907. It appears that she never married. She died between 1982 and 2009.

 

Frances Darling

Frances Darling was born in Vancouver in 1911. In 1965, she married Nicolo Mastrandrea of Rome, Italy.

Frances died in Vancouver on June 14, 2009.

 

Sources

 

Thomas Darling (father of Francis Darling)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4KP-XX4 : 13 November 2014), Thomas Darling, St-Jean-Baptiste, Hochelaga, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 53, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10050, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,012; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4395468_00065.pdf (possible connection)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJ5-BX1 : 18 November 2014), Thomas Darling, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 28; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13220, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,856.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBH-R9P7 : 19 March 2015), Thomas Darling, 1911; citing Census, Montréal St. Antoine Sub-Districts 1-47, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,560.

 

Elizabeth Pattison Jarvie (mother of Francis Darling)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJ5-BFM : 18 November 2014), Elizabeth Darling in household of Thomas Darling, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 28; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13220, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,856.

 

Francis Darling

1138 Homer Street; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/1138-homer-street/. Describes Frank Darling and Company’s Yaletown warehouse and includes family background.

Darling Brothers Ltd., “The Storied Province of Quebec Past and Present,” Ed. Col. William Wood, Dominion Publishing Company, Limited, Toronto, 1931; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~qcmtl-w/DarlingBrosMontreal.html: “The engineering corporation of Darling Brothers, Limited, was founded by three brothers, Arthur J. Darling, George Darling and Frank Darling, in 1888. The firm became a limited liability Company in 1906, with Mr. A. J. Darling as president, and his brothers, George and Edward Darling, as vice-president and secretary-treasurer respectively. . . .Vancouver, B.C., representatives, Messrs. Frank Darling and Company, Ltd., No. 1144 Homer Street. This company has been the representative of Darling Brothers Limited, in Vancouver, for the last twenty-five years, and also is agent for a number of other companies whose products are of a similar nature.”

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJ5-BF7 : 18 November 2014), Frank Darling in household of Thomas Darling, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 28; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13220, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,856.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-ZHX : 13 November 2014), Frank Darling, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 21, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60137&highlight=4&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Frank+Darling.

Society, Vancouver Province, February 2, 1904, page 3: “Frank Darling returned to the city, accompanied by his bride, who was Miss Auld, daughter of David Auld, a millionaire banker of Atchison, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Darling are at present stopping at the Hotel Vancouver.”

Society, Vancouver Province, February 5, 1904, page 5: “Frank Darling, accompanied by his bride, who was a Miss Auld of Atchison, Kansas, returned on Monday from their honeymoon trip, and will reside in the city. Mr. and Mrs. Darling are at present stopping at the Hotel Vancouver.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MYFB : 2 March 2015), Frank Dailey, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63806&highlight=43&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Frank+Darling

1921 Canada Census, Frank Darling [indexed as Frank Danyking]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 6; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Social Register of Canada, first edition, 1958, page 59: Darling, Francis, 1090 Nicola St. [David Auld, Elizabeth, Ruth Sarah, Frances]. MU 1-7704.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTF-79X : 30 September 2015), Francis Darling, 1963.

Francis Darling, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 5, 1963, page 23; Vancouver Sun, June 5, 1963, page 40: “Darling—Passed away May 30, 1963, Francis Darling, 1090 Nicola St. Survived by a son, David Auld, Vancouver; 3 daughters, Miss Elizabeth and Miss Ruth Darling, of Vancouver; Miss Frances Darling, Malin, Italy. Private funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 4, at 2 p.m., in Nunn and Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St. Rev. John Ferry officiated. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined.”

“Darling House” (1090 Nicola) a quality approach to development in West End; https://westendneighbours.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/darling-house-1090-nicola-a-quality-approach-to-development-in-west-end/: “The house at 1090 Nicola Street, known as the Darling Residence was built in 1905 at a time when the West End was being developed with large homes. The house has been noted as being of heritage value for its craftsman-style architectural details and materials, such as cedar shingle siding.  It was occupied by members of the Darling family until 2003 and while an addition was added to the north-east corner of the house in 1947, much of the original exterior and interior of the building remain intact.”

Heritage Designation – 1090 Nicola Street – ‘The Darling Residence, City of Vancouver, Director of Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal Services; http://council.vancouver.ca/20110616/documents/phea4-Report.pdf, page 2: “The house at 1090 Nicola Street was built in 1905 by Francis and Frances Darling at a time when the West End was being developed with single family dwellings. Francis Darling is known for his association with Darling Brothers Ltd, an engineering equipment firm originally based in Montreal.”

 

David Auld (father of Frances Auld)

William G. Cutler’s History of the State of Kansas, Atchison County, Part 9; http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/atchison/atchison-co-p9.html: “First National Bank. – Organized in 1867, David Auld being elected the first president, in June of that year. W. R. Stebbins, who was elected cashier, remained with the bank one year, when J. T. Copland, present incumbent, succeeded him. The bank commenced business July 1, 1867, with a capital of $50,000, and a surplus of $20,000 for an increase of capital. One year later, the capital was increased to $100,000. The present surplus is nearly $50,000. The first year’s deposits amounted to about $75,000; present deposits, $350,000 to $400,000. Present officers, David Auld, Pres.; C. G. Foster, V. Pres.; J. T. Copland, cashier; A. M. Lanphear, teller.”

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFPN-TZL : 24 December 2015), David Auld, Atchison City, Atchison, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 2, sheet 279C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0372; FHL microfilm 1,254,372.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMTM-BCS : 20 January 2015), David I Auld, Atchison city Ward 2, Atchison, Kansas, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 144, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,470.

“Kansas Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW2S-QPD : 8 December 2014), David Auld, 07 Oct 1904; citing Atchison, Ks, reference PG 110; FHL microfilm 1,064,951.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKB-662B : 13 December 2015), David Auld, 1904; Burial, Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States of America, Mount Vernon Cemetery; citing record ID 54350641, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54350641.

 

Sarah Woodard (mother of Frances Auld)

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFPN-TZG : 24 December 2015), Sarah Auld in household of David Auld, Atchison City, Atchison, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 2, sheet 279C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0372; FHL microfilm 1,254,372.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMTM-BC3 : 20 January 2015), Sarah W Auld in household of David I Auld, Atchison city Ward 2, Atchison, Kansas, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 144, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,470.

“Mrs. Sarah W. Auld Dead,” Atchison Daily Champion, December 13, 1907, page 6: “Sarah W. Auld, wife of the late David Auld, died Sunday morning at 2:30 at the family home, 317 Laramie street. Death was due to stomach trouble from which she had suffered more or less for the past several years. Had she lived until the 16thof next February she would have been sixty-seven years of age. The deceased was born In Petersburg, Indiana, February 16th, 1841. In 1869 she came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Woodard, to Kansas, from Evansville, Ind., and settled in Atchison. The family lived in: the house occupied by J. H. Brown, which was at that time on the lot now occupied by the residence of W. P. Waggener, Fifth and Mound streets. In 1868 the Woodard family moved to Topeka. In 1886 the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Woodard occurred within ten days of one another. Both are buried at Topeka.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKB-66LH : 13 December 2015), Sarah Auld, 1907; Burial, Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States of America, Mount Vernon Cemetery; citing record ID 54350653, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54350653.

 

Frances Auld (wife of Francis Darling)

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFPN-TZ5 : 24 December 2015), Frances Auld in household of David Auld, Atchison City, Atchison, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 2, sheet 279C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0372; FHL microfilm 1,254,372.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMTM-BCQ : 20 January 2015), Fannie Auld in household of David I Auld, Atchison city Ward 2, Atchison, Kansas, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 144, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,470.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MYF1 : 2 March 2015), Frances Dailey in entry for Frank Dailey, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63806&highlight=44&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Frances+Darling

1921 Canada Census, Frances Auld Darling [indexed as Frances Auld Danyking] in household of Frank Darling [indexed as Frank Danyking]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 6; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGR-ZLJ : 30 September 2015), Frances Auld Darling, 1935.

Frances Auld Darling, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 4, 1935, page 11; Vancouver Province, June 5, 1935, page 15; Vancouver Sun, June 4, 1935, page 11; Vancouver Sun, June 5, 1935, page 15: “Darling—Passed away June 4, 1935, Frances Auld Darling, 1090 Nicola street. Survived by her husband, one son, David Auld Darling; three daughters, Misses Elizabeth, Ruth Sarah and Frances Darling, all at home; two brothers, David and Carroll Auld, Eugene, Oregon. Private funeral service on Thursday, June 6, at 11 o’clock, in Nunn & Thomson’s Funeral Chapel, Tenth and Cambie street, Rev. W.H. Smith, D.D., officiating. Cremation. No flowers by request.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKB-6NFZ : 13 December 2015), Frances Darling, 1935; Burial, Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States of America, Mount Vernon Cemetery; citing record ID 54352736, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54352736.

 

David Auld Darling (son of Francis Darling)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MYNM : 2 March 2015), David Dailey in entry for Frank Dailey, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63806&highlight=45&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+David+Darling

1921 Canada Census, David Auld Darling [indexed as David Auld Danyking] in household of Frank Darling [indexed as Frank Danyking]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 6; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGMW-XKZ : 30 September 2015), David Auld Darling, 1982.

David Auld Darling, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 6, 1983, page D-4; Vancouver Province, January 7, 1983, page D4: “Darling—Suddenly on December 30, 1982, David Auld, of Vancouver. Beloved son of the late Frank and Frances Auld Darling. Loving brother of Elizabeth and Sally Darling, and Mrs. Frances Mastrandrea. Memorial service Friday, January 7, 1983 at 4 p.m. in the Mount Pleasant, Simmons & McBride Chapel, 11th Ave. at Kingsway. Cremation. No phone calls or flowers by request.”

 

Elizabeth Darling (daughter of Francis Darling)

“Canada Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MYN9 : 2 March 2015), Elizabeth Dailey in entry for Frank Dailey, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63806&highlight=46&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Elizabeth+Darling

1921 Canada Census, Eliz Darling [indexed as Eliz Danyking] in household of Frank Darling [indexed as Frank Danyking]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 6; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Canada411.com, searched April 15, 2004: E. Darling, 1090 Nicola St.; Vancouver, BC; V6G 2E2; 604-681-7704.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1990-09-002629; Elizabeth Darling; date of death: January 28, 1990; place of death: Vancouver; age 81; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1990002629.jpg; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1990002629M.jpg

 

Ruth Sarah (“Sally”) Darling (daughter of Francis Darling)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MYNS : 2 March 2015), Ruth Dailey in entry for Frank Dailey, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63806&highlight=47&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Ruth+Darling.

1921 Canada Census, Sarah Darling [indexed as Sarah Danyking] in household of Frank Darling [indexed as Frank Danyking]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 6; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Frances Darling (daughter of Francis Darling)

1921 Canada Census, Frances Darling [indexed as Frances Danyking] in household of Frank Darling [indexed as Frank Danyking]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 6; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGZS-8NR : 27 November 2014), Frances Darling, 03 Aug 1942; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Buffalo, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, roll 35, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. (possible connection)

Society, Atchison Daily Globe, March 24, 1965, page 6: “Mrs. Louis Brockett, 307 North Second Street, has received an announcement of the marriage of her cousin, Miss Frances Darling of Vancouver, B.C., to Mr. Nicolo Mastrandrea of Rome, Italy. Miss Darling is a daughter of the late Mrs. Frances Auld Darling , and granddaughter of David Auld, of Atchison. David Auld founded the First National Bank here in October, 1866. Miss Darling, now Mrs. Mastrandrea, has visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brockett.”

Frances Auld Mastrandrea (born Darling), 1911 – 2009; https://www.myheritage.com/names/frances_mastrandrea: “Frances Auld Mastrandrea (born Darling) was born on month day 1911, at birth place, to Francis Darling and Frances Darling (born Auld). Francis was born on February 24 1867, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Frances was born on March 9 1874, in Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, USA. Frances had 3 siblings. Frances married first name Mastrandrea. Frances passed away on month day 2009, at age 97 at death place.

Frances Mastrandrea, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on June 19, 2009; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=frances-mastrandrea&pid=128619584: “MASTRANDREA Frances Darling Passed away peacefully on June 14, 2009 at the age of 97 at her home in Vancouver. Frances was predeceased by her husband, Nicolo Mastrandrea, her parents, Frank and Frances Auld Darling, and her siblings, David, Elizabeth and Sally Darling. Frances was born and raised in Vancouver, but travelled extensively and lived in Italy for a time with her husband. Frances will be remembered for her elegant manner, feisty spirit and generosity.