STRAIN, John Fran­cis “Frank”

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

Peace­fully at the Dr. John Gil­lis Me­mo­rial Lodge on Mon­day, Jan­uary 25, 2016, the death oc­curred of John Fran­cis “Frank” Strain, age 88. Born in Char­lot­te­town, he was a son of the late James and Agnes (nee MacDon­ald) Strain. Frank is sur­vived by his chil­dren, Frank (Michelle) Strain of Sackville, N.B., Paul Strain of Sav­age Har­bor and San­dra (Lorin) Brehaut of Guernsey Cove; grand­chil­dren, Stephen Strain, Louisa Strain, Sa­man­tha Strain, Syd­ney Strain and Is­abella Brehaut. Be­sides his par­ents, he was pre­de­ceased by his wife, Teresa (nee McCor­mack); brothers, Jim and Ted Strain; sis­ter, Joan Strain. Frank was a grad­u­ate of Saint Dun­stan’s Univer­sity. Hockey was one of his many pas­sions in life. He is a mem­ber of the UPEI sports hall of fame as the goal­tender for the 1947 Mar­itime Hockey Cham­pi­onship team, played for the P.E.I. Is­lan­ders in the Mar­itime Big Four League in the early 1950’s and served as Pres­i­dent of the Char­lot­te­town Mi­nor Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion and Mar­itime Am­a­teur Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion (NB/PEI) in the late 60’s and early 70’s. He sat on the Char­lot­te­town School Board from the mid 1960’s un­til the early 1970’s and was in­stru­men­tal in the cre­ation and build­ing of Colonel Gray High School. Frank was also a long time en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist who spent many years pro­tect­ing his beloved De­roche Pond and sand dunes. Rest­ing at the Hen­nessey Cut­cliffe Char­lot­te­town Fu­neral Home un­til Fri­day af­ter­noon, then trans­ferred to the Church of the Most Holy Re­deemer for fu­neral mass at 1:30 p.m. Vis­it­ing hours will be held on Thurs­day from 4-7 p.m. Do­na­tions in mem­ory of Frank may be made to the Alzheimer So­ci­ety of P.E.I. On­line con­do­lences may be made at www.is­landowned.ca.

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