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November 27, 1934 - October 29, 2015
QUINN, Francis Anthony (Frank), Gentleman, Family Man and Eternal Optimist. Frank passed away at home on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 in his 81st year with family by his side. Born on November 27th, 1934 and raised in Toronto, Frank was the son of the late Edward and Lillian (Wilson) Quinn and stepmother Letty Quinn. He will be forever missed by his wife of 58 years, Rita (nee - Deschene) and his children Michele (Andy) Normington, Joanne (Dale) Callaghan, Edward (Lorraine) Quinn, Elizabeth (Lionel) Hicks and Patricia (Chris) Guernsey all of Belleville. Much loved PaPa to Wesley (Celeste), Matthew (Natasha), Rachel (Geordie), Rebecca (Joshua), Lauren (Grant), Mackenzie, Corey (Haley), Jennifer (Kenny), Samantha (Barry), Joshua (Christina), Brayden, Connor, Macaulay, Devon, Quinn and Carter. Great PaPa (with Laura Secord suckers) to Lucienne, Merritt, Aynsley, Iris, Neeson, Eve, Scarlett, Atticus, Irelyn (and her mom Alicia) Isaac, Noah, Liam, Genevieve and Paisley. Frank is survived by his siblings Peter (Mavis), Theresa (Ben), Patricia (Mel) and Richard (Lynda). He was predeceased by siblings Msgr. Alban Quinn, John, Olive, Mary, Elizabeth and Patrick. In 1970 Frank and Rita embarked on a new chapter in life and moved their family to Belleville (home of Frank's ancestors and a place of fond childhood memories). A man ahead of his time Frank opened County Health Food Centre, the first such type of business in Belleville and Trenton. In addition, he was the first supplier of bottled water in the area (who would ever buy bottled water!). Years later Frank set out on a new venture as Owner and Manager of Town and Country Mailboxes for 22 yrs. In addition he made his mark at Trudeau Motors and Hastings Prince Edward County RCSS Board. As well as Richmond, Parkhurst and County Bus Lines. Frank always found time to be community minded serving on many boards and committees. These included being a past member and Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 1008, a member of St. Michael's Parish Council and St. James' Cemetery Board. In addition he was President and Founding Director of Belleville's first Co-op Housing Development, Founding Director of Hastings Condominium Corporation #1, A Director of Quinte Interfaith Refugee Committee of Belleville and one of the Founding Members of Club NCC which he served on as a board member passionately for 35 yrs. Ultimately though Frank's greatest accomplishment and legacy is his family. Special thanks to Dr. William Hayes and Kim Van Haarlem (VON) for their care and concern, as well as Dr. Catherine Link, Medigas (especially Allen) and the PSWs from Care Partners. Friends are invited to visit at the BURKE FUNERAL HOME (613-968-6968) 150 Church Street, Belleville on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael The Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 296 Church St. Belleville on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Father Richard Whalen officiating. Interment at St. James Catholic Cemetery at a later date. With respect to Frank's wishes, donations can be made to the St. Michael's Building Fund, The Lung Association or Birthright. Online condolences www.burkefuneral.ca "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we will change the world. - Jack Layton