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In Memory of

Maggy Francis

March 7, 1939 - October 4, 2016

Obituary


Maggy Francis (affectionately called Chouchou or Mami Chou) was born on March 7, 1939 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She was the second child born to the late Gaston and Armande Archer. She is preceded in death by her sister Genevieve Archer and is survived by sister Maud Archer Caidor, brother Jean Claude Archer, and sister Edwidge Archer Wuillot.

In 1959, Maggy left Haiti after being awarded an academic scholarship to study nursing at the Hopital De L'enfant in Quebec, Canada. In 1962, she completed her studies and passed her board exam at University Laval, Quebec...

Maggy Francis (affectionately called Chouchou or Mami Chou) was born on March 7, 1939 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She was the second child born to the late Gaston and Armande Archer. She is preceded in death by her sister Genevieve Archer and is survived by sister Maud Archer Caidor, brother Jean Claude Archer, and sister Edwidge Archer Wuillot.

In 1959, Maggy left Haiti after being awarded an academic scholarship to study nursing at the Hopital De L'enfant in Quebec, Canada. In 1962, she completed her studies and passed her board exam at University Laval, Quebec City, Canada. She then relocated to Brooklyn, New York where she met and married Georges Francis.

Maggy was a caring nurse whose career spanned forty-four years. She gave much to the medical community in New York and South Florida and was an asset to the Haitian community as she provided Haitian patients an understanding ear and a voice.
Maggy was also a Broward County first-responder.

Always a sports enthusiast, Maggy enjoyed watching baseball and soccer on television, and enjoyed even more her many outings to her grandchildren's sporting events. Maggy also loved the ocean and spent countless days swimming at the beach, crabbing, and fishing. She was also well traveled and after retiring from nursing, Maggy lived for several years in San Salvador, El Salvador and Dili, Timor-Leste.

Most importantly, Maggy was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother who always put her family first. She leaves seven children to cherish her life and to continue her legacy: Joel Francis, Kathleen Francis Goins, Georges Francis, Philip Francis, Melissa Francis, William Francis, and Michael Francis; one son-in-law, Rodney Goins; three daughters-in-law, Sandra Francis, Roshelle Francis and Fabienne Francis; 17 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home South in Davie, Florida. Maggy will truly be missed.