SELVET, Frank Sr. New Water­ford

Cape Breton Post - - OBITUARIES -

With bro­ken hearts, we sadly an­nounce the pass­ing of our Dad, grand­fa­ther and great­grand­fa­ther, Frank Selvet. Dad passed away peace­fully on April 12, 2018 sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily at the age of 88.

Dad was the last sur­viv­ing mem­ber of his im­me­di­ate fam­ily. Frank was the youngest son of the late Frank and An­nie (Ska­radek) Selvet.

Known by all for his work ethic, Dad worked for over 40 years in the lo­cal coal mines. The great out­doors is where Dad found his peace, with many years of fish­ing and hunt­ing. Dad was a very com­pet­i­tive bowler and hit­ting his first ‘400’ was a very proud mo­ment for him.

Many fam­ily va­ca­tions were spent camp­ing in Hays River with dear friends and their fam­i­lies.

Frank is sur­vived by his five daugh­ters, Mary (Wil­lie) Bis­son, Anna (Paul) Nor­wood, Carol Ratch­ford (Wal­ter), Dorothy (Jonathan) Ernst and Brenda Selvet (Paul), and only son, Frank Selvet, Jr. (Cindy). He is also sur­vived by 13 grand­chil­dren and 16 great-grand­chil­dren.

Be­sides his par­ents, Frank was pre­de­ceased by his lov­ing wife, Pauline; brother, Melvin; sis­ter, Mary; son-in-law, Blake Ratch­ford, and great-grand­son, Tristan.

Dad’s strength and de­ter­mi­na­tion was un­for­get­table. What stands out most to us, to carry in our hearts, is what he left us all; the love and im­por­tance of fam­ily. Dad, you will re­main in our hearts for­ever.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. Visi­ta­tion will be held on Thurs­day, April 19 from 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGil­livray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Water­ford. A Funeral Mass of cel­e­bra­tion will take place on Fri­day, April 20 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Av­enue, with Fa­ther Ray Hunt­ley of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Ceme­tery with a lun­cheon to fol­low at the Knights of Colum­bus Hall, Plum­mer Av­enue, New Water­ford.

Do­na­tions in his mem­ory may be made to the An Cala Pal­lia­tive Care Unit at the Cape Breton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal or to a char­ity of choice.

On­line ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be sent to the fam­ily at: www.vjm­

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