Jim and LeAnne. So sorry to hear of Franklyns passing. It is so sad when we lose a parent. You are both in our thoughts
Dean & Diane Fernandez
Thank you Anne, for letting us know about Frank’s passing. He had an infectious good nature and wonderful sense of humour. It was a privilege to have worked with him at North Park. We enjoyed our time with you both at Mount Pleasant United events.
Our sincere condolences.
Clare & Isabel Churchward
Dear Anne, Lee, Jim, Alex, Ethan, Ben, Karin, Jonathan, Steven, Denise and Ethan.
Our family is thinking of you and sending our deepest condolences. I feel so fortunate to have met Frank on special occasions with Lee Anne and Jim. I witnessed Frank's enthusiastic support of Alex and Ben and know he adored time spent with his three grandsons on family holidays and cruises. I hope the wonderful memories you have of Frank - a beloved husband, father and "Grampy" - will bring all of you comfort in the coming days. I will remember his warm, wide, infectious smile and will always be grateful I was able to spend time with Frank - he clearly loved his family beyond words and I know you will miss him, always.
Libby and Tim Barrie & Family
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Frank. Our deepest sympathy to everyone.
Barb Walsworth, Dawn, Cheri Ann and Morgan
So sorry to hear about Frank's passing. I remember when Frank and my Dad (Arthur Johnson) worked together at North Park Collegiate. Who could forget the fun Science Department poker nights either? He will be greatly missed. Our thought are with all of you at this time. Here's to the lovely memories that we have of Frank.
Carol McKay (nee Johnson)
Anne and family. I am so sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. Sending you strength as you move forward
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Frank. I did meet him a few times through council and he seemed to be a very dedicated man to his family and his work.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time
So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Anne and family...................
I was so sorry to learn of Frank's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Steve and family, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Our thoughts are with all of you during this most difficult time.
Brandon, Lori and Nathan Graves
My good friend "Franky" will be missed. He was my Grade 13 Biology teacher and our defensive football coach in high school in 1967/68. When we have a friend over this period of time we tend to think they will be around forever then mortality reminds us this isn't so. Ove the years I stayed in contact with my friend and the ever diligent Anne or "Annie" as I will forever call her. I consider it an unusual pleasure to have been taught by Frank and to have remained his friend. I consider him one of my closest friends, we only needed to smile at each other and a world of memories would flood through us both. Two of my buddies and I would make a stop at Christmas eve to Frank and Anne's where we would have snacks and beer and saw the growing evolution of their own family now grown adults who have given the gift of grandchildren to their parents.
I won't see Frank again but he's here, I will forever miss him and his gregarious laughter and good humour. We used to laugh that I was a strong C+ in biology and I'm sure I surprised him when I received my Ph.D. in the discipline a few decades ago.
Thanks Frank for the life lessons in the class and on the field and for being a wonderful human being and friend.
Miss you. Tom Watson, Port Coquitlam, BC.
Deeply saddened to hear of Franks passing . As a young up and coming teacher doing supply work while looking for my first placement (many years ago) I was lucky enough to come under Franks umbrella [at what was Tolgate ]. His personality and style empowered and encouraged many students and staff where ever he was . My deepest condolences to the Fairchild family for your loss -- my thoughts and prayers are with you all !
My deepest sympathies to Anne and Family. Frank was my favourite teacher at North Park and instilled in me a lifelong interest in science. He was a true friend to my father, Ray, on and off the football field. I will always remember Frank’s sense of humour and how he made learning about science fun.
Members of RTO Brant District 40 extend our condolences to Frank's family in this difficult time.
Frank was a much loved teacher and principal who contributed much to the education system and to RTO throughout his journey.
He was a caring individual who projected a love of learning and of life always ready to do a favour or share a laugh.
He will sadly missed by his friends and colleagues.
Anne and Family; Judy and I were saddened to hear of Frank's passing. Our thoughts go out to you and the rest of the family at this difficult time. Frank was one of the "good guys" to work with, and was always a fun person to be around' either in a work or social setting.
Peter and Judy Dennis
Condolences to Ann and family, Frank was a caring man of principle. May your memories bring you comfort during these days. Jim and Shirley Grime
Dear Anne and Gerry:
I am so sorry to learn of Frank's passing. He was such a fine man. I will always remember him in a most positive light as a friendly, jovial and sincere person. He was a gentleman's gentleman.
My heart goes out to you Anne & to your children & grandchildren. He was so proud of all of them. Frank was such a kind & fun loving person with that special twinkle in his eye. I am glad that my favourite teacher become one of my cherished friends and that we got to spend time with the two of you in August! He will be missed!
Sorry to hear of Frank’s passing-our condolences to Ann and the family! Sending hugs ! Betty and John Baetz and family
Our thoughts are with your family on the passing of Frank. A leader to a very proud and strong family. Rest in peace Frank.
Murray ,Darren, Niki Kellam and family
I am very sorry to hear that Frank has passed. I wish I could have had one more visit.
He was my grade 9 and 10 Science teacher at NPC-----I have often said, if it wasn't for his help, kindness, and understanding, I would still be there!!!
As it turned out, he lived across the road from my in-laws and we had many chats over the road----
Sincerely---Mary Neal Bingleman
So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing, he was a lovely man and had a great way of making people feel comfortable around him, always greeted everyone with a warm smile that would light up the room. We have lots of fond memories of Frank and he will be sorely missed by many friends. Sending much love to his wife Anne and all the family.
Much sympathy to the Fairchild family. I remember many Sundays attending Mt. Pleasant United Church as a kid and being greeted by Frank at some point in the day. It is part of a distant childhood memory but I don’t recall ever seeing Mr. Fairchild without a smile and he was so kind and approachable for a big guy. I am sure he will be sorely missed. Such sad news. Much love to Mrs. Fairchild and the rest of the family. Xo
My Deepest Sympathy Anne and Family on the loss of your Husband , Father snd Grandfather , whom adored and was so Proud of his Family .. Always a Smile and a good listener to everyone ..Yeats ago I used to clean for them , always a good conversation and I can still visualize him rout on his riding lawnmower cutting their property .,
Heaven had gained a Special Angel.
God Bless You alll
My deepest condolences to the entire family..I personally met him very welcoming n he made others smiling/happy around him..Beloved husband ;Proud Father n loving Grandpa.. Missed by all...Rip...
Condolences to the family Mr. Fairchild was a funny and always smiling made for a great teacher he will greatly missed
So saddened to hear of Mr. Fairchild’s passing. He was my football coach at North Park when I was a student there between 1970 and 1974. Frank had a terrific sense of humour and was a great role model for students. My condolences to the family and may he rest in peace.
To Anne and family— my love and sympathy is sent to you on the loss of Frank. It has been a long difficult road these past years, and he is finally at peace. Frank was many things to many people, always encouraging, insightful, full of fun and smiling! My late husband, Fred Rhodes, Don Ciotti and Frank met in their early years of teaching at North Park, and were soon coaching the Senior Boys' Football Team. Their friendships included wives, children and many visits to our cottage. Life long memories were made there and continue to remain very special. I trust the memories of your lives with Frank and his love for you, will bring courage, comfort and eventually peace.
Carol Rhodes Rolph, Jennifer and Meredith