Baratta, Frank James

Baratta, Frank James

June 14th, 2016

Unexpectedly at University Hospital on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 in his 68th year.  Beloved husband of Chrissy, together for 50 years.  Loving father of Frank Baratta Jr. (Larissa), Selena Cowan (Brandon Fletcher), Rob Baratta (Sara MacDonald) and Brian Baratta.  Much loved grandfather of Ricky Baratta, Donovan Cowan, Carmen Baratta and Emily Ryan and step-grandfather of Ethan, Chloe and Shai-li Gawne, Shane Fletcher, Justin and Alex MacDonald.  Dear brother of Catherine Murphy, Bernard Baratta (Maureen), Joseph Baratta (Angel), Thomas Baratta, Michael “Chico” Baratta (Marg), and step-brother of Paul Dawkins and Tim Dawkins (Cheryl).  Predeceased by his parents Joseph (1962) and Mary Dawkins (2012), and by his brothers Gerard Baratta (2004) and Lawrence Baratta (2013).  Frank started working at Bernardo Marble, Terrazzo and Tile Company Ltd. in 1970 and went on to become co-owner of the company by 1978.  In the last decade, Frank became sole owner of Bernard Group Ltd.  He will be missed by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends as well as colleagues within the London construction industry.  Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. as well as one hour prior to the memorial service being conducted in the chapel on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Frank are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the London Health Sciences Foundation –Vascular Surgery. 

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Larissa BarattaAn absolutely amazing person who will be missed by so many. The Smith clan is thinking of you all with fondness and well wishes.
Sophia MasonMy condolences to the family of Frank. He was a wonderful man and I loved dealing with him thru work at Norlon Builders. Loved talking with him on the phone. He was a strong presence in the construction industry and will surely be missed. (Matthew 5:4)
Perry StecklyAs a true friend and mentor, Frank will be dearly missed. Our condolences and prayers go out to the Baratta family during this time of loss. The high level of integrity Frank demonstrated to both suppliers and customers in his business will remain as an inspiration to many.
Marg BarattaWe cannot even begin to understand what your family is going through. Frank was amazing husband, father, father n law, grandfather, brother, brother n law, uncle & cousin. No words can describe how we feel, my families heart is with you and your family. We will miss your laughter, smiles, hugs, and" how are you doing kid". We love you and your family. love Chico & Marg & my family xoxoxooxxoxo
Lorraine ElsonAlthough I have not seen you and Frank for many years I still though of both of you. This is quite a shock when you see this online out of the blue. I am so sorry for your loss Chris I am really loss for words may God bless you and your family.
Keith McConnachieA wonderful wonderful man will be missed by all. RIP
Marg DisbrowI cannot express how deeply sorry I am to hear of this loss. We had so many good times and much laughter over the years , and this I will cherish for ever. I am so glad I was able to see both you and Frank at Christmas time at Mikes wedding reception party. My deepest condolences to all family. He was a loved, respected man, and will be missed by many. Love Always Chrissy Marg D
Jackie Evans Frank was a kind, caring person with a good sense of humour and the ability to keep calm when things went wrong....and things always go wrong in construction! He was one of the good guys and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of dealing with him. My sympathies to his wife and family.
Gord PriceFrank will be missed by all who knew him. He was able to balance work and family and come out ahead. My sympathies to his family.
Mary LeachA truly kind professional of our industry who has mentored so many of us. What an honour it has been to have known you, Frank. My sincere condolences to the family whose hearts are breaking from this sad and unexpected loss. "See you Kiddo!"
Chuck PeckhamMy heart and prayers go out to Chrissy and all the Baratta family. Knowing Frank I see a man that loved his family and employees, a man that was humble honest and who had a great sense of humour. A man that brought class to every room he came into. Frank you will be missed but not forgotten.
Patricia HenryTo Chrissy and family....I am so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. You are in my thoughts at this most difficult time.
Derek SmithHis wings will fit perfectly, because Frank demanded perfection in all that he touched. My thoughts are with you all today.
Ben VeelTo Chrissy and family You are in our thoughts and prayers Rita and I will not be able to make the funeral as I will be in hospital for a minor procedure . we are going to miss him at our monthly lunches a lot of wonderful happy memories. Love Ben and Rita
Brandy HunterCondolences to your entire family. Frank was such a nice and generous man. We feel very honoured to know him and very sad to hear this news. Love, Brandy, Chris & Navy
Valerie & Bill HendersonOur prayers and thoughts are with you and your family on this sad occasion. May you always remember all the wonderful memories you made together over the years.
Katherine szeplakiI am deeply saddened by Frank's passing. His kindness will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sue and Geoff ScottWe are so sorry to hear of Frank's passing which must have come as such a shock to you all. We know Chrissie, that you and the family will miss him terribly. We remember you in our prayers and are thinking of you at this sad time.
Jim McLachlanSince 1976 I have had the pleasure to deal with Frank on a professional basis, as a sought after leader of his trades......from design input to resolving details during construction.....truly a man of extremely high standards and always ready to get the job done right. He will be missed. Thank you for your considerable contribution to construction in London and area. Rest in Peace.
Barbara and Frank WebbTo the Baratta family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Frank was a very kind and generous man. And the patience of a saint. He will be truly missed.
Sandra LamontThinking of you Chrissie and all the Baratta family during this very challenging time . May you find some peace and strength in the knowledge that others care.
BjBarattaHe was the most amazing brother anyone could ever hope for. He was the rock that held us all together. The most giving person I ever knew. Forever missed bro and buddy
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