Obituaries

Aline Hay
B: 1942-05-04
D: 2020-07-07
View Details
Hay, Aline
Sylvio Demore
B: 1940-10-10
D: 2020-07-06
View Details
Demore, Sylvio
Donald Ord
B: 1933-01-30
D: 2020-07-06
View Details
Ord, Donald
Keith Cooper
B: 1961-07-22
D: 2020-07-05
View Details
Cooper, Keith
Kaarina Laine
B: 1943-08-16
D: 2020-07-05
View Details
Laine, Kaarina
Mary Scott Boudreau
B: 1939-07-07
D: 2020-07-05
View Details
Scott Boudreau, Mary
Jacqueline Valkama
B: 1945-01-11
D: 2020-07-05
View Details
Valkama, Jacqueline
Carmen DeCiccio
B: 1936-07-15
D: 2020-07-04
View Details
DeCiccio, Carmen
June Marlyn Webster
B: 1935-06-14
D: 2020-07-04
View Details
Webster, June Marlyn
Catherine Talevi
B: 1934-08-25
D: 2020-07-03
View Details
Talevi, Catherine
Graziano Simoni
B: 1942-11-28
D: 2020-07-03
View Details
Simoni, Graziano
Michael O'Hara
B: 1950-05-28
D: 2020-07-03
View Details
O'Hara, Michael
Fernande Desjardins
B: 1963-06-01
D: 2020-07-02
View Details
Desjardins, Fernande
Marc Hache
B: 1984-11-01
D: 2020-07-01
View Details
Hache, Marc
Evert de Haan
B: 1950-08-22
D: 2020-07-01
View Details
de Haan, Evert
Kenneth Stelmack
B: 1963-06-11
D: 2020-07-01
View Details
Stelmack, Kenneth
Jody McAuliffe
B: 1965-11-18
D: 2020-07-01
View Details
McAuliffe, Jody
Lillian Marie Rose Clyke
B: 1934-05-28
D: 2020-07-01
View Details
Clyke, Lillian Marie Rose
Richard Larocque
B: 1964-06-09
D: 2020-07-01
View Details
Larocque, Richard
Russell Jewell
B: 1937-11-14
D: 2020-06-30
View Details
Jewell, Russell
Armand Gauthier
B: 1929-04-02
D: 2020-06-30
View Details
Gauthier, Armand

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
252 Regent St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 4C8
Phone: (705) 673-9591
Fax: (705) 675-2998
Frank Benish

Frank Andrew Benish

Friday, November 30th, 1928 - Monday, June 1st, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Frank Benish, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Frank Benish

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Frank's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Frank's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.

Obituary

BENISH, Frank Andrew

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their dearly loved son, husband, father and poppa, June 1, 2020 at Chartwell Southwind Residence, Sudbury, ON at the age of 91 ½. Frank was born in Renfrew, Ontario November 30, 1928, son of the Frank and Bridget Benish both predeceased of Ottawa, ON. Beloved friend and lifelong partner of Barbara (nee Shipman) predeceased March 2013, married 62 ½ years. Lovingly remembered by his children and grandchildren; Paula (Robin Robitaille) and her son Kristopher (friend Samantha) of Lively, ON and Douglas and his son Carter of Ottawa, ON. He is also remembered by his brothers and sisters; Jack Benish (wife Doreen) of Ottawa, ON, Merlene Barnes predeceased (husband Ron, predeceased) of Ottawa, ON, Vivian Little (friend Elwood (Eli) Retty predeceased) of Peterborough, ON and Jim Benish (wife Carol) of Hastings, ON and many nieces and nephews. Frank married Barbara in 1950 in Ottawa, Ontario and decided to raise his family in Northern Ontario, in Elliot Lake, North Bay, finally settling in Sudbury, ON. He spent many years on the road selling oil products with BP Canada Ltd. (as Territory Supervisor and District Sales Supervisor), and Cities Service Oil Co. Ltd (as District Manager-Sudbury Area) learning to speak French fluently given that his territory included the Tri-towns and Abitibi (Quebec) areas and at the age of 40 decided to open his successfully owned tire and auto parts business, Sudbury Tire & Auto Electric Co. Ltd. and Broder Tire & Retreading Inc. until he retired at the age of 61. Frank held many roles in his life; hockey coach, president, chairman, financial advisor, politician, father, poppa, husband, friend, just to name a few. Frank always had a passionate enthusiasm to education. You could always find him chatting with children about the importance of a good education whether they were his own children, his grandchildren or the neighbours’ children. Testament to this, he became involved with the Sudbury Board of Education as an Educational Trustee “ET” (his campaign slogan) November 8, 1992 for 5 years, eventually becoming chairman of the board. Frank’s many social commitments/affiliations, included Member and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Guaranty Trust Co. of Canada (Sudbury), Member of the Advisory Board of Laurentian Museum and Arts Centre, Member and Director of the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club, Member of ‘PACT’ - People Against Climbing Taxes (community activist group) and Chairman of the Liaison Committee on behalf of Laurentian University Board of Governors that lead to the creation of the ‘Art Gallery of Sudbury.’

One of Frank’s most challenging adversaries was with cancer, which was diagnosed December 16, 1992, but he was very adamant he would not succumb to its demise. He read, researched, talked with many professionals, became part of a clinical test for every possible resolve, which allowed us to enjoy his camaraderie longer had he not pursued with such determination and tenacity.

Frank enjoyed his years of retirement at his lakefront home playing golf, fishing and puttering in his cherished gardens. He and his under-gardener, Barbara spent many hours working in their garden bestowing family and friends with hours of the most breathtaking, pleasurable experience with flower gardens and shrubs making the Sudbury Tour of Gardens in the 1990’s.

Frank was a dedicated, compassionate man ready to deal with any life challenges with determination and integrity. He was our mentor and our role model. Those who knew and loved him will deeply miss him.

To the Chartwell Southwind staff, thank you for the care, compassion, and kindness you have shown Frank over the past year. Special thanks to the PSWs, Jennifer, Colleen, Nesa, Angele, Michelle, Jeannie, Kristin (Bayshore) to name a few, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic, keeping us in touch with our dad through FaceTime calls, phone calls and pictures.

We would also like to thank Dr. Chau and nurse Nadine Paquette from the Northeast Specialized Geriatric Centre and all of the other health organizations for their support.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF) or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

In keeping with Frank’s wishes, there will be no funeral and cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Interment

    Location
    Cremation at Park Lawn Crematorium
    Address
    379 Horobin St.
    SUDBURY, ON P3E 4S4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Purchase Flowers

Consider providing a gift of comfort for the family of Frank Benish by sending flowers.

Purchase Flowers

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Frank here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
C

Carole

Posted at 08:30am
Dear Paula, Robin, and Kristopher,

My sincere condolences. The obituary reading brings to light how your father, Frank, was a remarkable individual.
May his memory be eternal.

Hugs, Carole and Pierre
LL

Louise and Leo

Posted at 02:41pm
Paula,Robin and family, very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this time. Louise and Leo
B

Maggie Bitetto

Posted at 07:08pm
Dear Paula, Robin and Family, know that our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. May you find peace and comfort in the many memories you have. Sending hugs and strength Maggie xo
JD

Joe Drago

Posted at 07:44am
So sorry to hear of Frank's death. I had much respect for his leadership as our school board chair. He was firm, fair and consistent all the time. I send my thoughts and prayers to the family.

Earl Park

Posted at 12:39pm
Frank was a special person - a man of integrity, determination, compassion , and a great friend
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each