It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Bond two weeks before his 80th birthday after a stroke on March 21st.  He and Susan celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2013. Frank is survived by Susan and his children Philippa Jane (Jeremy Sandell) and David James (Carmen Luisa Castillo), his four beloved grandsons (Jacob, Samuel, Owen and Franklyn) and his sole remaining brother Noel.  Frank was the youngest of the five sons of Michael and Clara Ann Bond (nee Walton) of Rishton, Lancashire, England; Sydney (Florence), Raymond (Kathleen), Gordon (Jenny) and Noel (Doreen). Frank emigrated from England with Susan and their two children in 1975.  They settled in Mississauga where they enjoyed many years until moving to Port Dover in 2011.   Frank made many good friends while working as a Branch Manager for CIBC after being recruited from Barclays Bank in England.  He was a life-long follower of Blackburn Rovers Football Club and enjoyed a pint and pub life with friends.  He had a love of music and often broke into song.   Frank was conscripted into the British Army at age 18 and was posted for two years in Germany with the Royal Artillery.  He still included German words and phrases into everyday speech.    He had a wide range of jobs before and after the army and prior to starting his banking career.  We will most remember Frank for his good sense of humour which he held right up to the end.  A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Thursday March 27, 2014 at Maple Grove United Church (346 Maple Grove Drive) in Oakville followed by a reception.  Frank will be buried at Burlington Memorial Gardens. There will be no graveside ceremony but visitors are welcome from Friday to pay their respects.  Anyone wishing to make donations can do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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  1. Peter & Carolyn Day
    Peter & Carolyn Day says:

    Susan – Our love to you and Pippa and David from all of us at Senhora da Rocha. We will send a toast to Frank’s memory tomorrow as you celebrate his the service tomorrow. We will be thinking of you all.!

  2. Lori and David Pringle
    Lori and David Pringle says:

    Dear Susan, David, Pippa and the rest of Frank’s family,
    Just wanted to tell you how much we had come to enjoy Frank’s company over the last couple of years. We always enjoyed hearing Frank’s stories of England, his family and his life in his younger years. He was a good storyteller, and a good listener too. Frank had a lovely smile. He was a gentleman, and a gentle man. We will miss him very much. Dave and I send our heartfelt condolences to all of Frank’s family.
    Lori and Dave


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