Departed to ride The Great Fishing Boat in the Sky on Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 at the ripe old age of 77 after complications due to heart surgery. Joining his beloved wife Eileen, who has been calling him since her earthly departure in 2014 to finally get home and help her redecorate their heavenly living room and dining room. Eternal fishing guide to his sons Paul and Kevin (Dana), and beloved tall-tale storyteller to his grandchildren Vann and Ty. Frank also joins his dearly missed sister Vilma (Rick) and beloved brother Stevie (Diane) at The Great Dinner Table with their angelic parents Steve and Rita. Leaving some pickerel and lake trout for his much-loved brothers Jimmy (Joan), Joseph (Elaine), David (Irene) and Johnny (Linda) to catch. Frank's tales were also deeply cherished by sister/brother in-laws Janet (Mark), Lorraine and Dennis, as well as being a dearly-loved patriarchal uncle by over a dozen nieces and nephews, as well as many children of friends that called him "Uncle Frank". Frank very much enjoyed letting his closest friends Chris, Peter, Pete and Dan actually catch the fish, while he'd fib about it to his dearest friends George & Ann and Donna who've been awaiting his heavenly arrival with wife Eileen. While not fishing, Frank touched many lives in the labour movement as the longest-standing Local Union Chairman in CAW (UNIFOR) history, at Ford's Brampton Local 584. Frank will be fondly remembered by his many union brothers and sisters for being instrumental in bringing vacation time to union workers across Canada. A private cremation service was held, but Paul and Kevin would like to extend a warm invite to all family, friends and neighbours whom Frank's loving and humorous energy touched, to join them in sharing great food, beer & wine, stories and lots of laughs in loving memory of this wonderful fisherman (or so he thought). Please bring your favourite funny story to share - help us put the "fun" in funeral. The memorial party will be from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday February 16th, at the In Memoriam Life Celebration Center, Mono Plaza, 633419 Hwy 10, Unit B1, Mono. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Headwaters Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
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