Frank was born on December 23, 1927 to Frances and James Jobin. From the start, young Frank set his eyes on becoming a successful entrepreneur. From humble beginnings as a corner “Newsie”, when old enough to drive, became the most popular Cabbie in town, eventually owning his own cab. Frank’s next professional venture saw him purchase his first catering truck quickly turning that business into one of the largest catering services in Toronto. In the “Seventies”, Frank combined his love of the Kawartha’s and entrepreneurship, by opening and successfully running “The Fireside Restaurant” for thirteen years. Frank was the quintessential Renaissance Man. He had a passion for flying and received his “wings” in 1960. One of his many goals was to become the oldest pilot in Canada. An avid outdoorsman, he loved his camp life and embraced hunting and fishing. These hobbies provided him with endless stories throughout his life. Through his love of animals Frank met his best friend Hobbes. They shared ten magical years together. Frank was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit. Simply put, everyone loved Frank.
Frank was preceded in death by his loving wife Olive, parents Frances and James Jobin, sister Elizabeth “Betty” Ellis, brother James Jobin and daughter, Joanne Kerr. He is survived by his sister, Josephine “Chick” and his children, Frank Jr. (Gina Stewart), Nadine (Jeff Godier), Patricia Hanna (late Ron Hanna), Carol (Gene Snow), Christine (Jim Walterhouse) and son-in-law Colin Snow. He is also survived by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the medical staff at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, all of Frank’s Personal Care Workers and his primary physician Dr. Rutledge for all of their dedication and excellent care.
Cremation entrusted to Community Alternative Funeral Home. A public Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Bridgenorth Community Hall, 836 Charles St., Bridgenorth, ON. Time: TBD. A private interment will be held later at Bridgenorth Cemetery. If desired, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to Dog Tales, www.dogtales.ca, a world-renowned dog rescue and horse sanctuary. The family welcomes Condolence notes at www.CommunityAlternative.ca.