October 10, 1926 – April 20, 2015
The family of Frank Pearce would like all his extended family and friends to know that on April 20, 2015 our Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas, Ontario. Frank was predeceased by his loving wife Joan (2000). He will be greatly missed by his children Sue (Alan), Debbie (Pete), Richard (Ginny) and Chris (Doug) as well as his nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Frank was Canadian to the core, a true public servant and had a full and interesting life. He started out as a city boy in Verdun, Quebec, the son of Maud Mercy Pearce and Francis Thomas Pearce and brother to Betty. He graduated from Sir George Williams University. Frank and Joan began their life together in Montreal. They moved their young family to Burlington where Frank furthered his career at Stelco. Frank worked with many wonderful colleagues and friends not only at Stelco but around the world. A highlight of his life was the quarter century that he and Joan spent on the farm in Puslinch. They were both very active in their community meeting and enjoying many friends along the way. This wealth of friendship continued after a move from the farm to Guelph where new friends were made on Marilyn Drive. In recent years, Frank has had health challenges but throughout it all family has continued to be the most important aspect of his life. He loved to get together with family and cherished visits with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. With this in mind, the immediate family will be celebrating a life well-lived in a manner that he would have loved. There will be a private family gathering at a later date. We would like to thank his extended family and friends who have kept in touch over the years. We thank the caring staff at St Joseph’s Villa and his two companions Walter and James from Home Instead, who have shown great friendship, kindness and care. We ask that in his memory you consider donating to a charity of your choice or one that Frank favoured, the Bay Area Restoration Council or the Good Shepherd food bank.
we are saddened to learn about the passing of Frank as we have many fond memories of our good friend and neighbour here in Puslinch.He was indeed a community minded individual as evidenced by his involvement in our local Council,Board Of Education,Knox Church Crieff etc.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time.
Doug and Gladys McDonald
Dear family of Frank Pearce,
We are so sorry to read of Frank’s passing in the newspaper.
Frank was a kind man. I always enjoyed him as a Councillor when he served on Puslinch Township Council. We always joked how he could get through the Council materials so quickly in preparation for a Council meeting. He told us that he was a speed reader and tried to explain the art of speed reading. I was not successful!
Your dad and mom were a great asset to Puslinch Township.
Our thoughts are with all of the family and may memories help comfort you.
My late husband Bob, had the privilege of working with Frank for many years at Stelco Research Centre. I also enjoyed his company at many social gatherings. Bob respected Frank for his intelligence, kindness and integrity and often spoke very highly of him.
My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
Roy worked with Frank for many years at the Stelco Research Centre and our families came to know each other well.
Frank was a kind, thoughtful and highly dependable colleague and friend. Professionally, he had an uncanny knack of focussing precisely on the essence of situations and problems, a key research skill.
We have happy memories of the great barbeques and parties we shared with Frank and Joan’s family.
Our thoughts and sympathy are with the family at this time.
Roy and Jean Littlewood.
Dear Pearce Family,
I want to offer you my personal condolences on the passing of your father, grandfather and great-grandfather. It was a pleasure and a privilege to have gotten to know Frank over the last year and a half. I will cherish the memories that I have of this time. I experienced him as a kind, intelligent, witty, caring, sociable, articulate, wise man who has left a positive impact on my life. I am saddened by his passing and will miss the conversations I was able to have with him. May you be comforted by the love he had for you and that you had and showed for him.
We were so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. We shall miss his Christmas phone call with our shared recollections of our time together at Stelco Research and with our families when the kids were young. Frank was an outstanding researcher and an even better research leader. He encouraged a generation of us to do groundbreaking stuff in the primary area and made our careers worthwhile and also good fun.
We will miss his good humour and wise council.
Ray & Elnora Meadowcroft
My Father was a very long time friend of your father. Sadly, he passed away this week, and I learned about Frank when I tried to notify him. My Mother passed away in March. Blessings and condolences,
Rabbi Joanne Woolf Heiligman
Daughter of Renee and Louis Woolf