Esseltine, Frank Arthur

Esseltine, Frank Arthur

April 6th, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Frank Arthur Esseltine announces his passing at home, on Monday, April 6, 2020, at the age of 70. Beloved husband of the late Cathy (Calhoun) Esseltine (2018). Loving brother of the late Orlie VandenBrink (Joe)Bonnie Tait (Bill), Josie Comfort (Chris), Steve (Judy). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and one great-great-nephew. Frank was born in London, Ontario, July 28, 1949. He was the son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Baigent) Esseltine. Frank was an employee of CAMI Automotive Inc. until his retirement and was an active Union Steward. His faith was an integral part of his life. Frank was an avid researcher in family ancestry. He took a genuine interest in his relationships with his siblings, nieces and nephews. He also loved to garden. A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Frank are asked to consider Diabetes Canada or the LHSC - Multi-Organ Transplant Program. 

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Bruce and Donna Hambleton With Deepest Sympathy to the Family of Frank, He will be deeply missed by those who's Lives he touched at work and as a Friend. Love Bruce & Donna Hambleton
Joe GravesFrom all of the members of Local 88 we extend our condolences, Frank will forever be remembered for his Union activism. Frank gave many of our members happy memories with his smile and stories. Frank was always an active and pride member of Local 88 over the years. It seems like just a few months ago I was speaking to Frank at the retirees meeting, that he regularly attended. Frank was a great person and will be missed. Joe Graves Local 88 President
Tim & Nellie GrantOur deepest sympathies to Frank’s family. We met Frank and Cathy through a diabetes support group, The Sweet Support, in 1997 and became good friends. Although we didn’t speak often enough Frank was always there to listen. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. Love, Tim & Nellie Grant
Josie & John SynesaelFrank was our neighbour for over 20 years. There was many a long talk out in the driveway or in his yard. He prided his yard and had many beautiful flowers there all summer long. He also grew his own vegetables. Just recently I saw Frank at Church and gave him a big hug. That hug will be in my memory forever. We will miss you Frank. Josie & John
Jeff Ste.MarieI was thinking of Frank just last week, having missed seeing him every Sunday at Summerside Community Church. That is where we first met in 2018, shortly after Cathy passed. Frank was a very friendly fellow who enjoyed his new church family. Frank loved Jesus and always had words of encouragement. My condolences to his family. May they find peace in his hope of heaven.
Randy Janet PearceThis is very sad news. Frank you will be truly missed.
Mark and Angela TaylorVery sorry hear the sad news. Our condolences to an old friend and co worker 🙏
Chuck and Linda SmithOur deepest condolences to Frank's family and friends. We always enjoyed working with Frank. He would always great you with a smile. Our Union Awareness training program is forever grateful for Frank's wonderful donation of his Cami scrapbooks. His memories will live on in our archives.
Dawn & DaveWe were so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. We had both worked with him at some time at Cami & have many fond memories of him. RIP Frank.
KarenMy deepest condolences to Franks family. I enjoyed working and chatting with Frank. He was a great guy.
John PoortingaSo sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Our deepest condolences to Cathy and family. Frank was a great friend and teammate over the years.
Dave SimmonsI would like to pass on my deepest heartfelt condolences to Frank's friends and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I started around the same time Frank did and I remember him quite well, he will be deeply missed. Such a wonderful man taken to soon.
Keith and Diana MurraySending our sympathy to all the family of Frank. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Lynn CalhounWill miss you Frank and especially as it happened do quickly.But I know that you wouldnt change a thing as you're with your Lord and Saviour Jesus now imperfect bliss and also with Cathy again who you missed very much.And ustnt forget your beautiful kitty Tiger too.. Will see you again though .So hold a spot for me up there at the Banqueting table next to you and Cathy! See you later then.. And say hello to my dear Dad and now my kitty Nickey who's there now too I believe! Cousin, Lynn ❤
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