Frank passed away suddenly in Barrie, Ontario on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Frank was the beloved son of the late Mario and Francesca Milani. He was the cherished brother of Leda (Ciano) Cassolato and Elsa (Dale) Dunsmoor. Frank will be missed by his nieces and nephews Chris (Philana), Sandra (James Noble), Laura and Robert (Carly) Cassolato and David (Flavia) and Adam (Elisha) Dunsmoor. He was also loved by great-nieces and nephews Noah, Evan, Nathan, Jacob, Emma, Ella, Jayden, Grace, Connor, Hailey and Elizabeth.
Frank was a friendly, jovial person who always had interesting stories to tell. He will always be remembered for his wit and humour. He had an aptitude for languages and devoted his life to education. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he spent a year in France mastering the language. He enjoyed passing on his love of the French language to his students and made great connections with them. He taught French immersion in Barrie and then at St. Michael’s Choir School, retiring after over 35 years of teaching. Along the way, Frank published a French textbook and several translations of classic literature and spent several years as a French Resource Consultant for the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Frank truly lived life to the fullest through his enjoyment of simple pleasures, travelling to his favourite spots, Florida, New York and Las Vegas, socializing with friends and spending quality time with his family. He was a dedicated son who faithfully travelled home on weekends to care and support his parents. He was devoted to his extended family and enriched our lives in so many ways. He will be deeply missed!
A Memorial Mass will be held at the Basilica of Our Lady, 28 Norfolk St., Guelph, on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11 a.m. followed by an entombment committal service at Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Basilica of Our Lady or to Diabetes Canada would be appreciated by the family. Cards are available at the funeral home (519-822-4731) and condolences may be sent to www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com