Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 14, 2015 at the young age of 62. Loving husband and soul mate to Susan, with whom he celebrated 41 years of marriage. Beloved dad to Dwayne and Christopher. Dear son to the late Dr Frank (2002) and Florence (1993) DeFrane. Dearest brother to Mike and (Jennifer) DeFrane. Beloved son-in-law to the late Lionel (1969) and Joyce (2007) Soucie. Dearest brother-in-law to late David Soucie (2013), Jim and (Kim) Soucie, and Cheryl Soucie. Frank will be missed by his many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; Erica and (Marty), late Stephanie (1995), Jaime, Brian, Derek and (Jesse), Lee and (Mary), Julie and (Ron). Survived by many great nieces, nephews and many friends. He had two passions in life, first and foremost was his family. Most proud of his sons Dwayne and Christopher and the unconditional love that they shared for each other was never ending. Frank retired from General Motors Transmission plant after 30.3 years of dedicated service, which led him to continue with his undeniable passion for music, a passion he had at a very early age that followed him thru his life. Frank was an accomplished musician with multiple instrumental talents. On Saturday February 7 Frank along with Larry, Ian, Bob, Dave and his sons Dwayne and Chris had their most treasured band rehearsal, something that his sons and wife Sue will always keep close to their hearts. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Friday 4:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday 8:45 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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