OBITUARY

Frank Spadafore

July 20, 1965January 2, 2021

Frank Spadafore – 1965 – 2021

Frank passed after a lengthy and courageous battle. Frank leaves behind his brother Lou, sister Lisa Carson (Danny) and 2 nephews Nik and Jon and his wonderful Italian Mama, Mirella and loving soulmate Jean Cormier. Frank was born to a very strong, brave woman. True to his Italian heritage Franke loved his Mama’s pasta and meatballs. Frank worked for over 25 years at Legends Golf course, a job he truly loved where he established many special friendships. Frank loved his sports & was a Cowboys and Montreal Canadians fan. He had many hobbies; curling, golfing, friendly games of poker with his buddies but his main passion was “Music”; through which he made many lifelong friends who shared his passion for good old Rock and Roll and Rhythm and Blues. Frank became an avid supporter of “Light of Day” Concerts in support of Parkinsons and it was through this that he developed a special bond with fellow music lovers and many Musician’s (who he was happy to call friends).

Franks life can be summed up by the title from the Movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” and 2 quotes from this movie “No Man is a Failure who has Friends” and “To my big brother “George”, the Richest Man in Town.” Success is not measured by $, but by the people you calls Friends. Frank was indeed the Richest Man in Town.

The 2 quotes below are from Frank’s Musical Hero, Bruce Springsteen.

1.”The best music is essentially there to provide you with something to face the world with.”

This was so very true for Frank, especially during the last 2 years and the world wide COVID struggles.

2.”When this experience is over, I am gonna throw the wildest party you have ever seen and you my “FRIENDS” are all invited.”

Frank will be there with his many friends both on earth and in Heaven.

As the Righteous brothers would say, Frank is now in “Rock and Roll Heaven: where there is a “Hell of a Band”…

Due to covid restrictions a private family celebration of Frank’s life will be held.

Services

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Ted Swiatek

January 18, 2021

Frank was a great guy who I was fortunate enough to get to know through curling. He will be truly missed.

Claudio Messina

January 7, 2021

Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The world has lost an incredible life. You have our sincere condolences, our deepest sympathies, and love.

Claudio and Evelyn Messina

Ray Hipfner

January 6, 2021

To the Spadafore Family, I am saddened to have heard the passing of Frank. I played ball with him on the Legion Team. A great guy, such a kind person and not a complainer. He was a great runner for some of us old boys on the team. He sure will be missed. RIP my friend
Ray an Maryanne

Jaime Messina

January 6, 2021

I wish I had the chance to know him better. It is always so hard to hear of a family member passing but harder when they are so young. Sending heart felt condolences to the family from Calgary.
Jaime Messina & Ben Bergen

Françoise Messina

January 6, 2021

Mike and I extend our deepest condolences for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you through this very difficult time. Love your cousin Francoise and Mike

Greg Rock

January 6, 2021

Frank was a competitor for sure. I can echo that with memories.
I played baseball with him a couple times a week for many summers. He very rarely missed a game and always gave it 110% - regardless of the importance of the game / the score / which inning... 110% every time.
Offering to run for the older or injured guys (even when he was clearly too winded), helping set up or put equipment away - whatever and whenever a need arose.
Mind you, Frank didn't always catch the ball, make the throw or get the hit, but the effort was always "full in". And always in a friendly way too - he was never a mean spirited competitor.
Everyone cheered when Frank did make great catch, impossible throw or booming hit - often even the other team's players! Frank was their friend too!
We all must remember the impossible catch during the playoffs one year when both teams spontaneously began chanting "MVP, MVP, MVP..."
A grin came across Frank's face that could be seen for miles I'm sure!
From reading the other comments here, it seems "full in" would describe how Frank did everything.
"Full in" to not just baseball, but several sports, to music and most importantly, to anyone lucky enough to call him friend.
I am truly blessed to have been among those lucky enough to have done so.
Rest peacefully MVP, in your Heavenly Father's arms.

Greg Rock.

Wayne Lattamore

January 5, 2021

To the Spadafore Family: Please accept my deepest condolences in Frank's passing. We shared a lot of time discussing many subjects. He was always a treat to be with and hopefully he will spread his low voiced, slow talking opinions in heaven. RIP Frank

Jossie Seguin

January 5, 2021

To my aunt and cousins Lou and Lisa I wanted to extend my deepest condolences for your loss. Although we did not get the opportunity to visit often in recent years. I have thought of all of you often.
May the knowledge that others are thinking of you during this difficult time comfort you in the days to come.
Frank will be missed.
Love
Jossie Seguin
Barrie

steve lambert

January 5, 2021

well Frank was a very unique fellow , I had a chance to chat with him a fair bit as he was setting up at the Duck for the Duck blues band's afternoon performance every Saturday years ago. I helped him hoist the pa speakers on to their stands and redirected tables and chairs that would give him more room. He knew his mixing craft completely no matter who the guest artist was and what they required. Wished I had of attended one of his guitar playing shows cause I knew from others he was a terrific player. I am sure he's got a place on that big stage above the clouds and is wowing all who stop by to listen.. RIP Frank you will be missed.

Flory Massi

January 4, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Frank's family.
A kind and gentle man who was loved by many.
God bless you Frank.
Flory

FROM THE FAMILY