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FRANK GADWAY It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle Frank Gadway. He passed away at the age of 87 following a short illness. Frank was predeceased by his wife Gladys, daughter Judith Brickey, parents Ruby and Leon Gadway, sisters Wilma, Jean, Verna, Margaret, Florence and brother Norman. He is survived by his children Ron (Diana), Kevin, Robyn Abrahams (Kevin), grandchildren Andrea, Abigail, Lindsey, Sara, Angela, Kelly, Paul, Blair and great grand children Samantha, Jordan, Elliot, Robyn, Emily and Ava. He is also survived by his brothers Harvey and Lorne and sisters Lynn, Fay, Anna and Glenda. Dad was born in Oakville, Manitoba and raised his family in Winnipeg. He served in the Navy during the Second World War. He retired from Salisbury House in 1986 after 41 years of service. He enjoyed golfing and curling at Rossmere Country Club with many friends and spending time with family and friends at the cottage at Granite lake, Ontario. The family would like to give a special thank you to his sisters Lynn and Anna, brother Lorne and nephew Brian for their time and support. Also, a thank you to the nurses and staff at Concordia Hospital for their care, compassion and support. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, with interment to follow. If friends so desire, donations can be made to the charity of their choice. Glen Eden Funeral Home 338-7111 www.gleneden-mb.ca
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 07, 2012
Guest Book(7 entries)
- Sometimes people are taken from us and we don't know why
Sometimes people leave us and they don't say Good Bye
Sometimes there are no second chances to say "I Love You"
Sometimes there are no "See You Next Time"
Sometimes we lose someone and feel like your heart has followed them to Heaven
Sometimes there is nothing you can do to make the tears stop
Uncle Frank, you are so very special to us
You have given us laughter, joy and Love
And it will be our memories that will give us strength
Our Love and Prayers are with your children during this difficult time.
- Posted by: Brenda Fraser (Niece) on: Jul 10, 2012
- Our deepest sympathies to the Gadway family. Mr. Gadway, you will be dearly missed at Granite Lake. You are one of the strong pillars that keep everyone together, and the pancake breakfast or sitting around the wood pile, won't be the same without you.
- Posted by: Cheryl Franz (Granite Lake neighbor) on: Jul 10, 2012
- I always enjoyed Frank's company when staying at Keith's cottage for a weekend. He was kind, honest and thoughtful (I could go on).
Thank you Frank, it was an honour to have known you.
- Posted by: Neil Woolston - aka Woolly Bully (friend) on: Jul 9, 2012
- Frank Gadway, you are one big fish that will not be thrown back by your maker. Thanks for the good times at Granite Lake, the Corn Roasts, Games, fishing and all the fun times we had. So many of our fellow cottagers are awaiting you up there. Love Always and we all at Granite Lake will miss you very much. JB
- Posted by: Joyce Baxter (Fellow Camper) on: Jul 9, 2012
- Frank and Gladys were very close freinds to my parents Jim & Eddy. They were always getting together or doing things together at each other's home. When my parents had me in the USA (when Salisbury House had store down there). Dad came back to Canada early at Salisbury House shortly after I was born. When my Mom and Nana were coming back to Canada; customs office held the bus up at the border. They thought Mom was pulling a fast one. So, Mom called - Dad didn't drive so Frank drove Dad down to Customs office to straighten things out.
They always play cards together; now they can have game of cards again.
My heart is with all of Frank's family.
- Posted by: KATHY (KOLOTYLO) HOOPER (FREIND) on: Jul 8, 2012
- Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Gadway and our condolences to the family. We have known Mr. Gadway for most of our lives as teenagers and on to adulthood. Always seen fishing on Granite Lake from our cottage with a friendly hello as he passed by our dock.
- Posted by: Peter & Cathy Schneider (Family Friends) on: Jul 7, 2012
- A kind gentle soul. That what my Uncle Frank was. Some of my fondest memories were when we were growing up were the gatherings at Gran's at Christmas. After all the the gift opening the great trukey dinners you could always find Uncle Frank on one couch and dad on the other snoozing or should I say snoring. Card playing almost every weekend. Either at our house or their house.They talked about different topics and we listened even if we weren't supposed to. The trips to Sals to share flapper pie and nips. Uncle Frank had a heart of gold. Family meant everything to him. He was a rock. I felt so honored that he was the MC at our wedding. Growing up in a family that loved life, celebrated joyous moments. As well as embraced sad times. Family always came first. I am so glad that I had the chance to have this wonderfull man in my life. At Uncle Frank's leavig this world there is going to be a big whole left here in our hearts. But fond memories will fill the void you left. I will miss you . I love you Uncle Frank.
- Posted by: Shelley (niece) on: Jul 7, 2012
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