FANTIN, Francesco (Frank) –
It is with deep sadness that the family announces Frank's peaceful passing on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Guelph General Hospital, in his 81st year. Married for over 58 years, he was devoted to his wife, Maria (nee Barbon). Loving father of Nancy Grieve (Doug), Claudia Runciman (Kirk), Luigi (Carol), and John (Nicole). Proud Nonno of Chris, Lisa, Emily, Madison, Sierra, Ava, and Sophie. He was the brother of the late Mario Fantin (Nella) of Guelph, the late Luigi Fantin (Maria) and the late Giovanni Fantin (Gina) both of Italy, and the many Barbon brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law also in Italy. He will be sadly missed but forever remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends here in Canada, Italy and the USA. Frank immigrated from Spresiano, Treviso, Italy at the age of 17. With a fierce determination, he made a wonderful life in Canada for his family. We will cherish the life skills and hard work ethic he exemplified, the salami and sausage making lessons he taught, the baskets of fresh vegetables from the massive garden that he grew, his love for his dogs Sky and Laika, the countless meals enjoyed surrounded by those he loved in their family home, and the summer barbeques.
Words cannot express how much he will be missed by his family.
Family and friends may visit at Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph on Sunday, April 28th from 7 – 9 p.m., and Monday, April 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Funeral Mass to be celebrated at Sacred Heart Parish, 98 Alice Street, Guelph on Tuesday, April 30th at 10 a.m. Entombment Marymount Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. A heartfelt thank you to doctors and nursing staff of Guelph General Hospital and the team from LHIN for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Lung Association or the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital in his memory. Please take a moment to share your condolences and memories on Frank's memory wall.