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Frank "The Last Guide" Kuiack

16 septembre 19364 mai 2021

At home on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the age of 84 years. Beloved husband of the late Marie Susan (née Wabie). Loving father of Mike Allen, Marcel Menard (Debbie), Serge Gagne, Armand Menard, Joseph Menard (Kelly), Steve Menard (Jean), Ghyslain Menard (Leslie), Paul Menard (Clemance), Adele Baker (Thomas), Helene Crawford (late Dwight). Predeceased by his sons, Gerry Menard and Edgar Menard; and by one daughter, Lorette Menard. Cherished grandfather of several. Great-grandfather and Great-great-grandfather of many. Loving brother of Catherine, Bernadette, Dorothy and Stella. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Mary Kuiack. Also predeceased by 6 brothers and 5 sisters.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West (932-8482). A Service will be held at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of Condolence may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca

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Frank "The Last Guide" Kuiack

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Anthony Boright

26 mai , 2021

Frank - you taught us to treasure nature, family, friendship and tradition. And how to properly stash a canoe at the top of a trailhead. Thank you for all your lessons and good fun while guiding us over the last 20 years. We will miss you, but will continue to celebrate you each year on our Tynhead fishing weekend.

Christopher Miller

19 mai , 2021

A close, irreplaceable family friend, Frank looked after our family cottage on Galeairy and made sure to visit us a couple times every August during our stay. Naturally, these visits were announced by the sound of his motor approaching our dock around 8am when most of us were still asleep in the cabin’s main room. “Frank’s here!” I would exclaim, bolting upright before running down to the dock to greet him. Frank, of course, had already been up for hours.

He was so generous with his witticisms and stories, the vegetables out of his garden, his fishing tips as to where the fish were biting and what they were biting on, and the use of one or more of the many cached canoes he had hidden on the various lakes. (What will become of them, I wonder?). I am grateful for all of these cherished memories.

As a family, we are especially grateful for the friend Frank was to our parents over the years. He usually joined them and other family members in town for the annual communal church meal at the beginning of August. (Below, he is pictured, in style, with my father outside the church in 2019). What a blessing. Thanks, Frank, for these and so many more memories.

Our condolences to his many family members and friends.

–The Millers

PATRICK NORMAN

12 mai , 2021

Throughout the 15-ish years that I knew him, Frank was always quite the character and a fantastic fishing guide too.

As the years went on and I got to know him better, I realized that our time spent together was less about fishing than I thought; and more about teaching and learning. Frank was always happy to share his own experiences (good or bad) in the hope that others could learn from him. There was certainly no shortage of expertise when it came to Algonquin Park, fishing and hunting, boating, nature and wildlife, survival skills, conservation, respect, and the list just goes on from there. Looking back now, I appreciate every bit of it!

May he rest in peace.

Yuill Mcgregor

11 mai , 2021

Too many great memories and moments with Frank .
The one that stands out to me is when we helped out on kids fishing day at Rock Lake about 10 years ago.
Frank had a rare quiet moment and we were chatting , he says “ you want to get on the moose list”
“What’s that ?”I says.
“ when a moose gets hit on highway 60 they call First Nations first but then whoever is closest and available gets called - you live on 60 around Dwight”.
So I’m thinking Frank , who is a grade A prankster story teller is stringing me along for a little late afternoon amusement.
So I says “ sure Frank , I’d love to be on the list “.
So Frank goes over to this conservation officer and says “ Bill can you put Yuill on the parks moose list “.
So I’m Still thinking that Frank cooked this one up Real good ahead of time with Bill.
Bill gets out his notepad and asks me my name and phone number and address and that’s it.
I’m half disappointed that nobody’s laughing at my expense but I’m grateful to be on “ the list”
Three months later I get a call at 1130 pm - Mr Mc Gregor ? Yes I says , it’s CO Bill here - I’m at cannisbay campground area and a moose has just been hit can you come and get it right away?
I’ve had three more since
And so many many good laughs and life lessons from the master outdoorsman , and fireside storyteller Frank Kuiack.
I missed Frank all the times I was in the bush without him .
I will try to take some Of those lessons to heart so that I may never be accused of being a “dumbass”!!!
May you Rest In Peace and love friend.
Yuill Mc Gregor.

Brigit Kochlett

10 mai , 2021

Frank was an amazing person, always on the go with his guiding and fishing expeditions, but always with time for a friendly visit! He knew so much about everything and was truly in tune with the nature around him. Kind and helpful, he always had a story to share about Algonquin---in addition to that delicious fish! Frank, rest in peace, you will be missed, you were truly one of a kind, and summers won't be the same without you. My deepest condolences to the Kuiack family.
Brigit

Peter & Donna Palbiski

9 mai , 2021

We will miss hearing Frank leave with his boat and canoe in the early morning on his many fishing expeditions . We looked forward to a meal of smelts every spring and raiding his rhuabarb patch, with his permission, and not without taking him goodies made from it. He was a great neighbor. Will miss him dearly.

Charlene Ledoux

6 mai , 2021

He was an amazing grandfather to all. We will miss you very much 😢

Karly Campbell

6 mai , 2021

Frank made a lasting impression on every employee at Mad Outdoors. We will miss his visits.

Joe and Iris Crawford

6 mai , 2021

We are so very sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We saw Frank over the years at Rock Lake in Algonquin Park when he dropped by to see Drago and Neda. We loved to hear his fishing stories. We had a lot of laughs. Our last visit at his house last summer was a lot of fun. We will miss him. He had an amazing life and I'm sure he will continue his fishing in heaven.

Murray Gerber

5 mai , 2021

To the Kuiack family : we are so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Little did I think, when I spoke with him 2 or so weeks ago, that it would be the last time this side of heaven. Our family has known and loved Frank for over 35 years, and to share all of the memories we have would be impossible. Our family spent quite a number of summers camping with Frank for 4 or 5 days on Tanamacoon. Our 3 daughters have fond memories of being chased out of Frank’ s “kitchen”, by Frank wielding his old cast iron frying pan. This was all in good fun of course. Those days were spent fishing, relaxing joking and eating the BEST fish a person could ever have. Frank at times had a “ bit” of a gruff facade with adults if we cast into the bush too many times, but he always had patience to no end with the kids. In all the times I went fishing with him, we always had fish for lunch. We know he was a very special “Poppy “ to his grandchildren, along with his great and great, great grandchildren. He was very proud of you. We will miss visiting him in Whitney and being able to go fishing with him. We can only imagine how much you as a family will miss him. May God grant you comfort and peace, as well as a smile at times as you journey on in the days and weeks to come. Frank LOVED God’s creation and we are sure, if there are fish in heaven, Frank will figure out how to catch them!

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