NEILSON, Robert Frank


(1924-2017) It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of R. Frank Neilson who slipped away peacefully on Thursday, April 27th in his 93rd year.

Frank was predeceased by his beloved wife, Irene and is the father of Catherine (Earl) and Anne.  Much loved grandfather of Robert Poirier (Leena) and cherished great grandfather, “GiGi” of Alexander, Anthony and Kaisa Poirier.  Predeceased by his siblings, Alec, Florence, Margaret and Marion.  He was a special uncle to Sue and Jane Rodgers, Pat Watt, Marilyn Lambourne and their many children and grandchildren. Frank was a dear friend of Shirley Ross and will be dearly missed by her children, Lisa (Tim), Brian (Heidi), Rosemarie (Curt), Maurie (Terry) and their families.

Frank was a proud RCAF pilot in the Second World War.  He was an avid golfer and long time member at the Sault Country Club.  When he wasn’t golfing, woodworking, or playing pool with friends at the Legion, he was watching baseball and spending time with loved ones.

A celebration of life, come and go will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion: Branch 25 (96 Great Northern Road) on Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 p.m.  All are welcome.

Memorial donations to ARCH would be appreciated by the family.

The Neilson family would like to thank the staff at ARCH for making his last few days very comfortable.

At the going down of the sun

And in the morning,

We will remember them.