Oshawa Funeral Home


Albin Francelj

January 6, 1938February 10, 2020

FRANCELJ, Albin Was born in Plesivica, Slovenia on Jan. 6, 1938. Passed away on Monday, February 10th, 2020 at the age of 81. He emigrated to Canada at the age of 16yrs. He married his life-long sole mate Ivanka Francelj in Sept. 1966. He worked in the Timmins underground mines for 42 years. Albin was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Holiday Garden-Slovenian Country Club. He was the proud and loving father to Dan (Stephanie) Francelj, Betty (Keijo) Huotari and Tony (Elaine) Francelj with 6 grandchildren – Brianna (Garrett), Katrina, Tatianna, Mikko, Curtis and Carter. Albin is survived by his sister Mary (Tony) Spehar and predeceased by his brother Janez. His favorite past times were Hunting, Fishing, Gardening, working outdoors and Bocce. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Friday, February 14th from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. MARY OF THE PEOPLE PARISH, 570 Marion Avenue, Oshawa on Saturday, February 15th at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send your donation to Lakeridge Hospital - Cancer or St. Vincent de Paul.


  • Visitation

    Friday, February 14, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, February 15, 2020


Albin Francelj

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Janet Dowson

April 2, 2020

I am so sorry. I only became aware of the loss of Albin today. I sincerely apologize for not being there to express my sincere condolences to Ivanka and family at the Funeral Home or at the Church. Have fond memories of stopping by their home to say hello from time to time. Albin and Ivanka were always so cheerful and welcoming. Please accept my utmost sympathy; with Ivanka in my prayers during this unprecedented time with COVID keeping everyone at a distance.
Thanking of you, Ivanka. May your faith help you through everything you are coping with.
Sincerely, Janet Dowson

Marc & Lise-Anne Ducharme

February 14, 2020

Dear Ivanka & family...
We are so sorry to hear on the loss of your loved one Albin
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time!🙏😇
Wishing you strength, peace & loving memories to forever hold in your heart ❤️
Please accept our deepest condolences!
Marc & Lise-Anne Ducharme

Joseph and Barbara Staresinic

February 14, 2020

Draga Ivanka in druzina.
Ob izgubi Tvojega dragega moza Albina oceta in starega oceta.
Izrekamo globoko sozalje.
Naj pociva v miru bozjem.
Bil je dober clovek.

Barbara Joze Staresinic and Family.

Shane Jones

February 13, 2020

Dear Mrs Francelj, Dan, Betty, Tony and families,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
-The Enaex Team

Frances Harrison-Atell

February 13, 2020

On behalf of the CSJ Associates, (Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto), I would like to express our sincere condolences to Ivanka and family at this difficult time. You are remembered in our prayers. God bless.

Louise Gauvin

February 12, 2020

Ivanka and Family. We are all so sorry to hear of Albin passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sending you Love and Hugs
Louise Joel Jennifer Noah
Matthew Heather Patrice and Melanie.

Alice Lecoupe

February 12, 2020

My condolences to you and the family
Will be missing is conversation online
Thinking of you my prayers are with you your Alice 😘😘😘

Annie Loyer

February 11, 2020

Thinking of you and family hugs xoxo

Susan and Milka Stefanic/Smart

February 11, 2020

our deepest condolences to the entire Francelj family.
Mom sends her love and we both have all of you in our prayers.
We are truly sorry for your loss.

Darquise Gravel-Skinner

February 11, 2020

Dear Mrs Francelj, Dan, Betty, Tony and families,
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Francelj’s passing. Our hearts ache for all of you. I will always remember Mr. Francelj for his huge smile and witty sense of humour. His laugh was infectious. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed by all who knew him.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
With our deepest sympathy,
Darquise and Jamie Skinner (and family) xo