Cauchi, Frank

Cauchi, Frank

August 4th, 2016

Peacefully at McCormick Home on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Mary for over 65 years. Loving father of Gary Cauchi (Nancy), Geoff Cauchi (Jennifer) and father-in-law of Carolyn Cauchi. Cherished grandfather of Devon and Jacqueline. Dear brother of Joseph Cauchi and Fr. Mark Cauchi, brother-in-law of Lynne (Carm) Scime and Magda Toth. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his beloved son Dan Cauchi, brother Lawrence Cauchi (Carmela), sister Tessie Camilleri (Paul), sisters-in-law Joyce Cauchi and Ann Harkness (Hugh), and brother-in-law Tom Toth. Frank was a WWII veteran serving in the Royal Air Force. He volunteered with Kiwanis and also at the Trauma Unit at Victoria Hospital and the Blood Unit at University Hospital for over 20 years. Frank was passionate about model trains. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers at 8:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 777 Valetta Street, London, on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Frank are asked to consider Mission Services of London or the Holy Family Parish Building Fund. 

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Ross CordellHeartfelt sympathy to the Cauchi family on the passing of Mr. Cauchi. Mr. Cauchi was my drafting teacher in Grade 9 at Westminster Secondary School in the early '70's. I always regarded him as a kind and thoughtful man; who taught me a lot about drafting. I use some of the skills he taught me to this day!!! A few years ago I bumped into Mr. Cauchi at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend. He looked the same as when I was in Grade 9!!! Still the kind and thoughtful man I knew from the past. May God bless the Cauchi family!! Ross Cordell Grand Bend
Sandra Thorne (Boyce)Mr. Cauchi (call me Frank) was my most memorable teacher from high school at Westminster. His stories and simple anecotes about life come back to me from time to time even now, almost 40 years later. Thank you Frank for your inspiration and direction.
BRIAN CROSSDear Gary and the Cauchi Family members.I am so very sorry to hear of the recent passing of your father.A true exemplary citizen of our community loved not omly by numerous family members and true friends far and wide wherever his travels took him over a long period of his life always serving the Canadian public to the best of his abilities till the end of time in both his chosen career as a highschool drafting teacher at Westminister Highschool here in London,Ontario or as a volunteer for numerous service clubs and charitable causes dear to his heart and well being as a model for each of us to follow in our daily lives and careers always.thanks sir for instilling these great attributes to one of your former students who undertook drafting classes under your astute guidance in Grade 10,at Westminister Highschool from Sepember 1969-June 1970,,born with Cerebral Palsy,June 1953,in Perth,Ontario,and wearing steel leg braces until November 1967,getting my Grade 12 diploma in June 1973,proceeding to Fanshawe College from September 1973-May 1975 with a Business Administration Diploma in hand and becoming a Cuetomer Service Represenative on the main desk at Parkwood Hospital London,Ontario from January 1985 to this present day ,31.7 months and counting.For that feat I owe all my elementary,secondary ,and community college teachers for not only my academic sussesses plus my true dedication to all school and college level sports participation in various capacities under coach Perer Mornindtar,Senior Football coach,Doug Marshall Senior Basketball Coaches,westminister,and Barry Moncreiff,Senior Fanshawe Basketball Coach at Fanshawe College,London,Ontario.Thanks Frank for making me a better citizen in the community of London,Ontario and continuing to run for the Roses and still achieve my unsought goals like you have for many more years to come barring any unforesenn health complications which may be forthcoming.Yours Sincerely;Brian Cross Westminister Highschool Alumni Member,Class of 1972.
Mary DebusDear Geoff and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your Father, Frank. My prayers and thoughts will be with all of you, in the coming days. May God comfort you, in this time of sorrow and surround you with His peace. Sincerely, Mary Debus, LRTL Sarnia, Ontario.
John de JeuMy sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the entire Cauchi family at the loss of such a genuine, hard working and compassionate man. I had the great fortune to have Frank as my Design and Draftimg teacher at Westminster S.S. I'm sure that teaching a class full of 20 or so boisterous teenagers wasn't an easy task... but... when things got too loud Frank would always turn down his hearing aid while we worked, so that he could get a little solice. If we were good, he would let us play our tapes in the tape player and sometime we would even listen to his polka tapes. His class was one that I truly looked forward to. I can honestly say that Frank had a great impact on me and I still think fondly about our short time together. He loved to make light of his own name when he would say... "Can I be Frank with you"? He would chuckle and then follow up by saying "that's a little joke in dere because my name is Frank!... righhhtt!" This still makes me smile when I remember it, maybe even more so now that I understand and distribute my own brand of Dad humor. TO MR CAUCHI (Frank as you wanted us all to call you): Rest in peace my friend... you set a great example of how life is to be lived... and you you did it by living your example. That is the best anyone could hope to pass along... especially to a room of 20 or so boisterous teenagers.
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