In Toronto on September 13, 2022 in his 93rd year. Born in Montreal. Moved to Toronto in 1972. Beloved husband of Gillian. Predeceased by his wife Dolores (O’Brien, 1992). Loving father of Jim (Pat), Dan (Linda), Susan (Dave McColl), Thomas, Carol Ann (Bob Boothby). Much loved Grandad of Laurie, Tom, Michael, Peter, Sean, Katie, Kevin, Candace, Patrick, Dylan, Jennifer, Christina, Lizzie, and Calvin. Great-Grandad of Keira, Connor, Hope, Gage, Seamus, Lochlan, Kaylyn, Melanie, Shane, and Sophia. Brother-in-law of Maureen Roberts (Tony), Audrey Wright, Theresa (Andy Anderson), Terry O’Brien and Florence O’Brien and predeceased by Martin, Jim, and Michael O’Brien. Step-father of Allyson Henley (Jonas) and Vanessa Henley (Don). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings Edna, John, Brian, and Noreen.
Frank’s life revolved around his family and he spent many happy summers at the cottage and swimming and sailing in Georgian Bay. He delighted in our annual Father’s Day picnic and our family book club. He was an avid Raptors fan and a season ticket holder from Day 1. Frank believed in a life of service and volunteered with his parishes, the Society of St Vincent de Paul, the PTA, coaching sports, and the Golden Legends (Nortel Community Volunteers).
Gillian greatly enriched Frank’s life and they had twenty wonderful years together and enjoyed family gatherings, cross-Canada camping trips, cruises, bus trips with friends, dining out and going for afternoon coffee.
Frank had a long and rewarding career at Northern Electric/Nortel retiring in 1986. He subsequently taught Community College courses in Quality Engineering for many years.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Turner & Porter (Butler) 4933 Dundas St W, Etobicoke. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Church 480 Rathburn Rd. followed by interment at Assumption Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that all attendees wear masks.
Donations, in remembrance, may be made to St Vincent de Paul (Nativity of Our Lord Conference.)
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