The nostalgic holiday song, I’ll be home for Christmas, took on a whole new meaning on Friday
December 16, 2022, as Frank Tozer passed peacefully from this life to his eternal home… “Surely
goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever” (Ps. 23:6). He was ninety-two.
Frank was born on Friday May 16, 1930, to the late Elvin and Hattie Tozer of Sunny Corner, New
Brunswick. He leaves to mourn his brothers, Joseph (Myrna), Vernon (Pauline), and sisters, Alda
(Sherman Sherrard), Betty (Stewart Field), Mona, and sister-in-law, Melanie. Frank is predeceased by
two infant sisters and four brothers, Elvin, Lorne, Hixon, and Daina.
In his early 20s, Frank moved to Ontario and met his life partner at church. Lois (Hogeboom) and Frank
were united in holy matrimony on July 17, 1954. They enjoyed spending time together and as the family
grew, with their families.
Frank and Lois called Brantford home for over six decades. Frank worked hard to provide for his family
at places like Massey’s and Abex, retiring from Central Farm Supply in 1991. He was known for his warm
demeanour and friendly conversations. Frank was pleasant, respectful and had a witty sense of humour.
He was always generous, loving, and wise.
Frank was wholeheartedly devoted to his wife and family. With cherished memories, Frank’s dear wife
of 68 years, along with the children, said their goodbyes and left to mourn his departure are: Wayne
(Judy), David (Lyn), Aubrey (Cathy), Gwen (Mark Hawkins), Janice (Robert Brand) all of Brantford, and
Richard (Dawn) of Kitchener.
He will be lovingly missed and remembered by his grandchildren: Stacey, Wendy (Jay), Tyler (Alyssa),
Bethany (Adam), Jordan (Tamarah), Evan (Liesl), Jeremy (Robin), Adam, Hannah, Michelle, Tracey (Matt),
Nathaniel, Nicholas, Destiny, and Michael. Frank was blessed to live long enough to be introduced to his
great-grandchildren: Payton, Emily, Ellie, Mia, Lucas, Thomas, Oliver, Finn, Jasper, Nora, Isaac, Gabriel,
Eli, and Theo.
At Frank’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. The family will gather at a later date to
honour a life well lived. He will be deeply missed by all, including his extended family, his many nieces,
nephews, and friends from across Canada and the USA.
God has you in his keeping… we have you in our hearts.
Special thanks to the caring staff at Telfer Place in Paris, and the amazing team of doctors, nurses, and
caregivers at Brantford General Hospital (Brant Community Health System) for their support and
unconditional love. He enjoyed their company, and they mentioned many times how much they enjoyed his.
I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a comforting hope that your loved one will soon live again in a peaceful paradise on the earth where death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15)