Courtesy of the Barbados Ball Canada Aid:

Born in St. Philip, Barbados on May 8, 1916, Ms. Franklin is one of four children of Miriam Franklin.

After attending Carrington Village School, Ms. Franklin worked as a seamstress before emigrating to Canada in1966 to join her daughter and pursue other work¬†opportunities. She worked as a Teacher’s Assistant and in a Daycare in Toronto.

Ms. Franklin had two children, four grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.