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.