April 11, 1932 - September 7, 2020
His Family shares both sadness and a wealth of memories in announcing that Frank received the checkered flag passing unexpectedly but peacefully at The Summit at Quadra Village. Francis Robert Bartholomew Kitto was born in Victoria to parents Frank Lace & Esther Winifred Kitto. He lived and was educated in Victoria, Ladysmith, Port Alberni then returned to Victoria. Dad’s working career was in construction, a Supervisor at BCFP Plywood Division followed by his appointment to The Society of Notaries Public practicing as a Notary until his retirement.
Through the years Dad and Mom enjoyed camping, RVing, boating and family gatherings. During Dad’s life-long interest and love of Auto Racing he was pit crew, car owner, membership chairman, back gate man and an exceptional “Pit Boss” at Western Speedway. He and five others founded the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame with the first inductees in 1984. Dad was inducted in 1985. He was recognized “for level-headed decisions, fairness and congeniality,” and, “competitors. speedway personnel, fellow club members and race fans in general respected Frank”. In recent years Dad has been a dedicated NASCAR/INDY and Dancing with the Stars fan! Mom was all “green thumbs” but Dad not so much. However, he supported, encouraged and praised Mom and her lovely floral gardens at the family home. During his years he was affiliated with Army Cadets, Victoria Numismatic Society, Toastmasters, Beaver Boating Club, Union Club, Victoria 94 Commonwealth Games, Juandering Wheels RV Club, Notaries Society, VITRA, Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame, and, the Vancouver Island Mustang Association, proudly driving the restored ‘69 Mustang to meetings.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Doreen (2017), his parents, and sisters Barbara (Mollie) and Noel. He is survived by his loving family Richie & Rosita Kitto, Sharon & Steve Butler, Carol & Ken Grant, grandchildren Patrick (Rebecca), Aaron, Anne (Orval), Matthew (Lori), Mark, Scott (Melissa), Kimberley, Jeffrey (Melanie) and 16 greatgrandchildren. Also survived by sisters-in-law Audrey Benn and Dot Crocker as well as cousins, nieces & nephews, extended family members and friends. We are forever grateful to Dad for marrying Mom and giving us a wonderful family life. Rest in Peace, Dad - Luv Ya! We thank Dr. Hartford and Mt Tolmie/The Summit Staff for their kind and compassionate care. Due to Covid-19 a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Dad’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, # 106 - 1001 Cloverdale Avenue, Victoria BC V8X 4C9.
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Hubert, Pam Migeon
September 27, 2020
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your father.
We only knew Frank during his time at Mount Tolmie Hospital. He shared a table with Syl whom we visited regularly at lunch time. Syl may not have known who we were or that Frank was even there but we thoroughly enjoyed our visits with Frank!
He was often fashionably late for lunch but always good humored and patient. He loved the attention of the caregivers who enjoyed teasing him. We discussed the changing seasons in the courtyard from his window seat. He was fascinated by the kiwi vine, happily reporting on the work done lately by the gardeners. He often talked about the various gardens and gardeners in his life and about Doreen.
We were sorry not to be able to pay him a visit or two at his new digs at The Summit. He was a very nice man, indeed! Pam and Hubert Migeon
September 24, 2020
My husband and myself got to know Frank and Doreen through the Juandering Wheels RV Club. Such a lovely, caring couple. Frank, more so than Doreen, always joined in, in the different activities we planned and it was my pleasure to partner up with him on more than one occasion. I will always remember the great snacks Doreen prepared for the group for Happy Hour and the lovely bouquet of flowers she would share with us. My sincere condolences to the family. Frank and Doreen may you both rest in peace.
September 15, 2020
RIP Frank, Thanks for your service to the community, your Notary clients and the Society of Notaries Public.
The Society of Notaries Public of B.C.