TAKACS: Frank Leslie of Peterborough, formerly of Mackayville St. Hubert, Quebec
Born June 8, 1940, Mackayville, St. Hubert, QC.
After a very brief illness, Frank ended this chapter of his life with grace and dignity on Sunday July 6, 2014 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Beloved husband and best friend of 53 years to Lois (Lloyd), father to Frank Jr. (Linda Yeo) and Terri (Craig Matzke). One of Frank’s greatest joys in life was being a loving grandpa to his two ‘big guys’ Zachary and David Matzke, and to his ‘Ladybug’ Leah Matzke. He was so proud of the three of them. Brother-in-law to the late Doug and the late Diane Lloyd, Eleanor and the late Walter Best, Ray and Margaret-Ann Lloyd, David and Diane Lloyd. Brother to Anna (Raymond Sarrazin), the late Mary Bray and the late Liz Andreoff (the late Louis Andreoff). Much loved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Founder and former operator of Forand Marine Construction Company, Canadian Underwater Training Centre and T-Bay Marina. Captain of the tugboats “Sting” and “Lois T”. Frank was passionate about his work in the commercial diving industry, and continued to consult on jobs until six months ago. Frank will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Heartfelt gratitude to the exemplary care he received from the A4 and emerg nurses and doctors at P.R.H.C. Frank commented on how wonderfully he was treated. At his request, no service will be held. A graveside inurnment will be held at a later date. Donations in his honour can be made to P.R.H.C., the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated and may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca