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Inverness Funeral Home

45 MacIsaac Street, Inverness, NS

OBITUARY

Archibald Francis "Frankie" Smith

May 3, 1944October 12, 2019
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Age, 75 of Inverside.

The passing of our dear father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and husband occurred in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Saturday October 12th 2019.

Frankie was born May 3, 1944 to Alexander and Rita (Gillis) Smith, both predeceased.

Frankie worked as a lithographer in Toronto prior to returning to his roots in Cape Breton. Frankie owned and operated a small family grocery store at Southwest Margaree for some years. He moved on to sales and management for Electrolux, before joining Scotsburn Dairy for 25 years until retirement. The final cap he wore was for Canada Post where he strived to fill the big shoes left by 'Joe the Mailman'. Frankie's hobbies included work, work, and work some more.

Frankie leaves to mourn his wife, Kathleen (MacDonnell); sons, Charles (Laurie), Sandy (Wendy), Robbie; and Frankie's special companion, his dog Jack; brother, Allen (Eileen); sisters, Marie (Pat), Aggie (James); his dear grandchildren Taylor and Devin; nieces, Trish Moran, Kim (Todd) DeMarco Meghan (Brett) Hershey, Laura (Michael) Illsley. Besides his parents he is predeceased by his brother AC; and his nephew Andrew Moran. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10-10:45 a.m. in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove. Funeral Mass to follow at 11a.m. with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Rita (Gillis) Smith, Mother (deceased)
  • Alexander Smith, Father (deceased)
  • Kathleen (MacDonnell) Smith, Wife
  • Charles (Laurie) Smith, Son
  • Sandy (Wendy) Smith, Son
  • Robbie Smith, Son
  • Frankie is also survived by his special companion, his dog Jack; brother, Allen (Eileen); sisters, Marie (Pat), Aggie (James); his dear grandchildren Taylor and Devin; nieces, Trish Moran, Kim (Todd) DeMarco Meghan (Brett) Hershey, Laura (Michael) Illsley. Besides his parents he is predeceased by his brother AC; and his nephew Andrew Moran.
  • DONATIONS

  • Central Inverness Palliative Care Society

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Archibald Francis "Frankie" Smith

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linda blair

October 17, 2019

I just want to say how sorry I am for all the family at this sad time. I met Frankie a few times through Aggie and he was a very nice gentleman. I would like to offer my sympathy. Prayers and Hugs for you all. Take Care.

Andrew &Rose Mary MacDonald

October 16, 2019

Kathleen & Family keeping you all in our prayers during this difficult time. Frankie was a kind and friendly person. He will be missed by many. RIP Frankie.

Jane Gillis

October 16, 2019

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of much sorrow.
Love,
Jane Gillis

Eileen White

October 15, 2019

Charles and family,
Sending our sympathy on the loss of your father. Thinking of all of you as you as you get through this difficult time. Take care of each other.
Mary, Marcella, Eileen, Darlene, Kay, Mike, and Malcolm
MDR Staff
St. Martha's Hospital

Barbara Ring

October 14, 2019

Sorry to hear of Frankie‘s passing. I got to spend a lot of time with Frankie this past summer. We talked often about the great summers we had in our youth at our grandmother’s farm in Gillisdale with our cousins and friends. Praying for peace and comfort for you Kathleen and your sons.
Love and Blessings
Pat and Barbara

RJ and Anne MacDougall

October 14, 2019

We were sorry to hear of Frankie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
RJ and Anne MacDougall

Allyson Pilmer

October 14, 2019

My condolences to Kathleen and family. Frankie was always so kind towards me and was so positive when my mother was sick. I was so honoured to know Frankie.

Andrea Mac Leod

October 14, 2019

We were very sorry to hear of Frankie’s passing .
Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Sincerely
DJ & Andrea MacLeod

Donna Doucet

October 13, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Kathleen,and members of Frankie’s family. During this Thanksgiving weekend,I pray that God will give you the strength you need to get through this most heartbreaking time as you give thanks for all the wonderful times,and the love you shared with Frankie! May he Rest In Peace!😢🙏

Julia Buckles

October 13, 2019

Leen and boys , so sorry to hear about Frankie , our deepest sympathies to you all .
Julie, Ryan ,Leah

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