Francis Frederick

Date of death:
Tuesday April 9, 2019

The Citizen, Ottawa, ON

Yorke, Francis Frederick Frank Aged 89, passed away peacefully in Almonte, Ontario on April 9, 2019. Predeceased by his wife Thelma (nee Ramsay) of 54 years in 2008, he will be deeply missed by all who knew and were touched by him: his two daughters, Mary Jane and Catherine (Denis), his two granddaughters, Martyne (Noel) and Saskia, his three great-grandsons (Kalen, Jamie, and Wyatt), his sister Mary, and many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors. Frank was born on Cape Breton Island in 1930. The middle child of Martha (Wiesner) and George Yorke, he was raised, along with his sisters Mary and Tina and brothers George and Robert, in South Porcupine, Ontario. As a young man, Frank developed a deep love for the North gained on fly-in fishing trips to remote lakes. Summer jobs at the Hallnor gold mine instilled in Frank an appreciation for honesty, hard work, responsibility, and loyalty. As a young man, Frank joined the RCMP in 1948. His career took him to several southern Manitoba detachments including Winnipeg Beach, Carman, Morden, and Portage la Prairie. In 1967 he was transferred to Ottawa where he was posted for the remainder of his career with the RCMP, retiring with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He then enjoyed a successful second career with the federal government at Consumer and Corporate Affairs. Following his retirement, Frank and Thelma, explored the beaches of Prince Edward Island each summer. While at home, Frank's passions included maintaining his property and garden, wood carving, painting, and cars. Daily long walks in their Orleans neighborhood brought them into contact with a host of life-long friends. All who knew Frank recognized his love and pride in his family, his abundant generosity, his nostalgia for the simpler life of the North, and the strong traditional values instilled in his youth. The family wishes to extend its warm gratitude to Eileen McNeely for her attentive care, as well as the staff of the Almonte General Hospital medical/surgical unit who compassionately supported Frank in his final months. A private cremation ceremony has taken place. Graveside service will follow with interment at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa and Tisdale Cemetery, Timmins. Published on April 12, 2019 in The Citizen, Ottawa, ON --- Francis Frederick 'Frank' Yorke 2/10/1930 - 4/9/2019... Kelly Funeral Home, ON, 2019-04-12

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