Frans Sluymers

11/05/1942 - 02/11/2023


Obituary For Frans Sluymers

May 11, 1942 – November 2, 2023

Frans Sluymers, formerly of Grande Prairie, Alberta, passed away on November 2, 2023, with his family close by.

Frans was born in Holland May 11, 1942, and immigrated to Canada at the age of 12 years - He lived his 81 years to the fullest. Frans had many passions and hobbies that he immersed himself in. He was well known for raising birds, dogs, and horses over the years. He was also known for his love and passion for motorcycles. He rode enduro bike races in his younger years, and always rode a Harley until his health no longer allowed him.

Frans is survived by his daughter, Maxine and her husband Kerry, his son Rick, his granddaughter Tiffany, grandsons Sean and Jade, and great grandchildren, Scarlett, Lennon, Sterling, and River as well as many nieces and nephews.

Frans was predeceased by his parents and seven siblings.

There will be a Memorial Ride to celebrate the life of Frans and to spread his ashes in the summer, with a small gathering to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue to commemorate Fran’s love of animals. Donations can be sent electronically to or mailed to 12220-104 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 8A8.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • 24/01/2024

    I was just thinking about my ole friend and found this . Being gutted I sincerely offer condolences . He was a great guy and shared many good time and stories with him out at Stojans. Goodbye ole friend RIDE ON !

  • 21/12/2023

    Condolences to Rick, Maxine and all their families. Frances was a character, that had lots of wisdom and opinions to share throughout all the years I knew him. He will be sadly missed.

  • 10/11/2023

    I worked with Frans at Ken Sargent Pontiac Buick in the mid 90's. Many indepth talks with Frans around! So sorry to read of his passing. Rest in Peace With sympathy, Trudy Peterson

  • 09/11/2023

    I casually knew Frances in the mid 1960's when he, his brother and Dad used to come into the Royal Cafe, where I worked, for coffee. We got our first Airedale Terrier from his brother in 1972.

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