R.S. Kane Funeral Home

6150 Yonge St., North York, ON


Franklyn Armstrong Shillingford

24 September, 19606 September, 2020

In Loving Memory

Franklyn Armstrong Shillingford passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5th, 2020 at his residence in Markham, surrounded by his wife, Gracelily Pasicolan, his brother, Hacques and sisters, Clem and Rosemary. Franklyn will be missed by his other brothers, Shelley and Hayden and sisters June and Merina in Dominica, Eugenia in St. Vincent, Cicely in Montreal and Carol in England; brothers and sisters in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews; the Pasicolan family in the Philippines, France and Canada; family and friends all around the world. Franklyn was a devoted husband, brother, administrative staff at Rotman School of Management and friend. On Monday, September 14, 2020, there will be viewing from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, Toronto. Due to COVID-19, there will be a private service for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the Princess Margaret Hospital.


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Sridhar Moorthy

16 September 2020

This news came as a shock to me. I knew Franklyn well. I would see him often outside the front-door enjoying a cigarette. And I would run into him almost everyday in the mail-room.

Every time we met greetings were exchanged and a short conversation was had.

You were a very nice man, Franklyn, and you will be missed.

Gilda Serrao

16 September 2020

My deepest condolences to Franklyn’s family and his sister Rosemary. I have known Franklyn for 18 years and he always had a smile on his face. Whenever I emailed or called Franklyn he would reply or come up to my desk in minutes. Most recently about one month ago, I emailed him not knowing he was sick and he replied back the same day. I wish I could have told him how remarkable he was instead of enquiring about a work situation. The mailroom will not be the same without Franklyn. Rest in peace.

Eric Kirzner

16 September 2020

I was very sorry to hear the news about Franklyn. I so enjoyed talking to him each day in the mailroom-always brightened the day! He was such an upbeat, pleasant and articulate person. My condolences to his family.
We will miss you.

Eric Kirzner

Susan Christoffersen

16 September 2020

Franklyn's kind heart and warm smile will be deeply missed. My sincerest condolences to his family.

Mich Kalupahana

14 September 2020

I am so sorry and sad to hear about Franklyn's passing. He will be missed greatly. My condolences to his family.

Rebecca Cadawas

14 September 2020

I don’t have memories of Him but I had the privileged to have met him when I drove our Pastor to say prayers just few hours before he passed. Reading the obituary, I must say what a nice, fine man he was. My deepest condolence to Grace & the whole family. May he Rest In Peace.
I’m with Monsignor Joano at his dentist on Sheppard & Yonge, thinking of dropping by but didn’t know that the service was early.

Eric Kang

14 September 2020

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Franklyn was a kind and caring person who was always a pleasure to speak with. His warm presence will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

Gordon Richardson

14 September 2020

I had the privilege of knowing Franklyn since arriving at Rotman 18 years ago. He would brighten up my day as I checked the morning mail. Not just the smile, but the sense of humour. I would always comment on the recent Raptors performance-Franklyn shared the Raptors ups and downs with me over those many years.

Such a kind, sincere person. You will be greatly missed, Franklyn, by your many friends at the Rotman School.

Gord Richardson

Jeff Trapp

14 September 2020

I always appreciated sharing a wave and a smile with Franklyn when we saw each other at work.

Halyna Sydorenko

14 September 2020

To Franklyn's Family I send my sincere condolences. You have lost a cherished and much-loved member of your family. We, at Rotman, have lost a most remarkable colleague and friend.

Over 22 years working at Rotman, whenever I called Franklyn with a request, but didn't leave a message, he would always return the call. Now, before getting to the matter at hand, Franklyn would first ask, in that meaningful, non-rhetorical way - How are you? And immediately, the world felt better, and the matter at hand could wait.

Franklyn also had the uncanny ability to read your state of well-being. Whether you were having a good day or bad, Franklyn knew what was on your mind. Quite simply, Franklyn understood. In his gentle, caring way, he was there to affirm his support, on your way to the office, whenever, or on your way out of the building, whenever.

Franklyn meant what he said, and said what he meant, even when he didn't say anything.

How remarkable is that!


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