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Francis Xavier (Frank) Sheehan

SHEEHAN, Francis Xavier (Frank) - Peacefully at his home in St. Catharines surrounded by his family on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. In his 80th year, Frank Sheehan, loving husband of Diane Margaret Sheehan (nee McGrath) for fifty-four years. Loving father of Gordon (Carol Ann), Marguerite (Maurice Condell), David, Rebecca, Rachel (Kayo), Vincent (Patricia) and Patricia. Beloved and proud grandpa of Sarah, Emma, Alison, Jacob, Catherine, Erin, Hannah, Chloe, Jimmy, Charlie, Samantha, Molly, Jack, Benjamin, William, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Madeleine, Samuel, Mitsutoshi and Yukie. Dear brother of Antoinette (Sr. Agnes Teresa), Patricia (Michael Vasko), Frederick (Henriette) and Joseph (Mary Frances). Fondly remembered by his many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Mary (Sr. Mary Frederick) and Teresa (Sr. Mary Peter) and brothers Rev. Fr. Peter CSB and Rev. Fr. Paul CSB. Frank will be remembered for his ready and irreverent sense of humour. He was an avid lover of music and theatre. He loved to walk and if he was golfing - even better! Frank took a lifetime interest in helping his fellow man and improving life for those less fortunate. Frank was an Insurance Broker for 56 years and the President of Sheehan & Rosie Ltd. for 48 years; an honorary lifetime member of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario; President of the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario ('93-'95); first Chairman of the Red Tape Review Commission of Ontario; Member of Provincial Parliament ('95-'99), serving as the last MPP for Lincoln Riding; co-founder of the Taxpayer's Coalition of Niagara; co-founder of the Taxpayers Coalition Of Ontario; honorary lifetime member of John Howard Society of Ontario and past-president of John Howard Society of Niagara; co-founder and President for over 40 years of Wayside House; co-founder of Spera Niagara; a member of St. Catharines Promotional Task Force; past Trustee of the Lincoln County Separate School Board; past member of Niagara College Foundation; chairman of the Women's Place Golf Tournament ('97-'08); also volunteered for Out of the Cold, Ozanam Centre, and drove cancer patients for treatment for the past several years. Friends may call at the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL , 39 Court St., St. Catharines (905-685-6584) on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Vigil prayers will be held at the funeral home Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 169 St. Paul Cres., St. Catharines (905-682-3843)on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 1 p.m. Memorial donations to Niagara Children's Centre would be appreciated by the family. FX was our hero and we will miss him. 12656587
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Goodbye to a Good Man
Posted by Maryanne Raye (Friend of 50 years) On Saturday, January 11, 2014
Frank will be missed, but celebrated too. He and Diane were part of our Georgian Court University 5-year college-reunion visits in New Jersey. I admired his zest for life and service to his fellow man. He was a kind person and all-round "good Samaritan."
Passing of a Good Friend
Posted by Jerry Redmond (Friend) On Sunday, January 5, 2014
My wife and I extend our prayers and thoughts to Diane and all the Sheehan Clan on the passing of Frank on December 17, 2013.

He was a longtime friend from his days as a MPP Chairing the Red Tape Commission for the Mike Harris government of the time and playing his golf with he and his wonderful wife Diane.

I will miss our frequent emails and advice.

Francis Xavier Sheehan was a good man in the truest sense of the word goodness.

God bless him and his family.

Jerry Redmond

Sincere Sympathy
Posted by Anna and Fred Mol (friend) On Monday, December 23, 2013
Fred and I are sorry for your loss. We remember your dad fondly and appreciate his dedication to helping others. We will keep you in our prayers.
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Mike Allan (Friend) On Sunday, December 22, 2013
Sorry to hear of your husband, father passing away He was a good man and always had a friendly hello every time I ran into him.

Mike Allan

Thoughts and Prayers
Posted by Denise Sukkau (friend) On Sunday, December 22, 2013
To all of the Sheehan clan... Heartfelt condolences to you.

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