OKUDA, Francine In loving memory of my mother, Francine Okuda.  Mom was born April 10th, 1946 in Phalsbourg, France.  The adopted daughter of Charles Marcel Lacom and Margerite Keller.  She is survived by her daughter Isabelle, son-in-law Mike and granddaughter Samantha McAllister living in San Diego.  Her cherished friend, Nick Alipheris of Toronto, friends Jenny and Torben Wittrup, and family Simeon, Annie, Ludovic, Stephane, Beatrix, Julian, Audrey, Paul and Marie-Jeanne in France. Mom received her Bachelor of Arts in Strasbourg, France, a Masters in English Literature from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and her teaching certification from the University of Toronto. She worked as a translator and teacher at Ryerson in Toronto.  She loved to travel, talk, quilt, do stained glass and was gifted with languages. Mom suffered from Alzheimer’s for the past 4 years.  She died peacefully July 11, 2019 while resting.  Grateful for the caregivers and staff at Vermont Square and Ewart Angus. Private cremation. May you find peace Mom, we love you dearly.  



No Formal Services



Evergreen Crematorium

Private Cremation


July 19, 2019
Josette Wisman
Such a sad day today when I discovered that my friend of 50 years + had passed. We were students together in Strasbourg. I saw you, Isabelle, when you were but a few months old, and my husband Jon met you when you were in college in Toronto. Francine came twice to see us in DC,, and each time, we had a wonderful time. I am so sad for you Isabelle. Your Mom loved you so much and she was so proud of you. I had missed her letters for a while, did not know she had Alzheimer. How tragic. I will miss her gentleness of heart, her constant friendship, her beautiful smile (just like on the picture) and her toughness in face of too many hard times. My sincere condolences to you, Michael and Sammi.