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FRANKLIN (FRANK) EMERY GORDON ARMOOGUM
Born: Jul 30, 1942
Date of Passing: Nov 26, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
FRANKLIN (FRANK) EMERY GORDON ARMOOGUM
July 30, 1942 - November 26, 2021
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marilyn; his two daughters, Natasha (Michael) Brown and Kristen (Mark) Reimer; and four grandchildren, Ethan, Rachel, Dylan and Kylie. He is also survived by his brothers, Horace (Sheran) Armoogum and Rawle Armoogum; sisters-in-law, Shelagh Crockatt (Jim) and Joan Dudar; brother-in-law Jim (Lynne) McPherson; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Claude and Verna Armoogum; sisters, Carol Mills and Sandra Allen; brother-in-law John Mills; and his parents-in-law, Jim and Pat McPherson.
Frank was born in Couva, Trinidad, the third of five children. He spent his happy childhood years enjoying Carnival each year, eating Caribbean dishes, climbing palm trees and making lifelong friends.
He moved to London, England for his high school years and later trained to become a barber. Frank lived in London for many years and also spent a year in Denmark before immigrating to Canada in 1968 to join his family who had already come to Winnipeg.
He continued his career as a barber and eventually opened his own shop, The Village Men's Hairstyling, with Krystyna Obara. Together they ran their successful business for over 40 years. Throughout the years, he had hundreds of loyal customers, some spanning over four generations. Frank loved both his work and his customers, and they loved him in return. He never wanted to retire; always telling us, "Just one more year". There was rarely a place he would go where he did not run into a customer.
Frank loved his family beyond words. There was nothing that he would not do for them. He spent many hours watching dance recitals, hockey games and karate lessons.
In his spare time, Frank loved to golf. Every Sunday was spent on the golf course.
Another special part of his life was going on vacations to the Caribbean, Tahiti, Hawaii, Japan and many more places around the world. The vast majority of these trips included a visit to a Disney park or on a Disney cruise. Nothing made Frank happier than when the whole family was away together on vacation.
Frank was a kind and loving man and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Our family would like to thank everyone who supported us throughout Frank's courageous battle with cancer.
If friends or family so desire, a donation may be made to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice.
A private family funeral will be held.
As Frank would always say,
"I'm not asleep, I'm just resting my eyes".
THOMSON "IN THE PARK"
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 04, 2021
Condolences & Memories (23 entries)
Frank was my father's hairdresser since he was 15. He is 65 now and I am now 25. I was going to him ever since I was a young kid. Going to miss his positive attitude and of course, his knack to cut hair. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Armoogum family and friends during this time. - Posted by: The Orpin family (Hairdresser ) on: Jan 24, 2022
Deepest sympathies to Frank’s family. Frank was my barber for several years. We had many great conversations about a wide variety of topics. I will miss Frank a lot and will always think of when I go for a haircut. - Posted by: Glen Hallick (Client) on: Jan 07, 2022
It made me sad today to find out that Frank passed away a month ago. Condolences to you Marilyn, Natasha, Kristen and the rest of your family. I´m glad I met you both Marilyn and Frank, and I will carry that memory in my heart. - Posted by: Michala Fog Hansen (foreign acquaintance (from Denmark)) on: Jan 07, 2022
I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Frank. I’ve known him my whole life but as living in the UK we hadn’t been in contact in recent years, so this is very sad news. My prayers and thoughts are with him. - Posted by: Sandra Redican (Doiley) (Overseas relative) on: Jan 06, 2022
It made me sad today to find out that Frank passed away a month ago. Condolences to you Marilyn , Natasha , kristen and the rest of your family. I am glad I met both you Marilyn and Frank when it was possible. I will carry that memory in my heart - Posted by: Michala Fog hansen (Foreign acquaintance) on: Jan 05, 2022
I was sadenned to hear of Frank's passing. Had many hairs cuts from Frank and his stories and talks of his family especially of his grandchildren which was proudly displayed in front of me while I was getting my haircut. My condolences go out to his wife and family and grandchildren. Rest in Peace my friend. Larry Golembioski. - Posted by: Larry Golembioski (friend/client) on: Dec 31, 2021
I am sorry to hear about Frank's passing. Frank was my Barber for many Years. After I moved to Saskatchewan l always dropped in to visit whenever I came to Winnipeg. We talked about football a lot. He was a good Friend. Condolences to his Family. Dale Hannah - Posted by: Dale Hannah (Friend ) on: Dec 23, 2021
Do you enjoy getting your hair cut? I have been going to Frank since the 1970s and looked forward to every visit with him. He was my barber but really more a friend. We shared grandchildren stories, vacation plans, sports stuff...you name it! I am really going to miss you bud! - Posted by: Greg (Friend and client) on: Dec 22, 2021
I’m just so sad to hear about the loss of Frank! He was truly a nice man, and funny as well. I’m gonna miss his face, and I know he did everything he could to fight the battle. Thank you for getting everything, Frank. - Posted by: Daniel (Friend and customer) on: Dec 16, 2021
I am saddened by the Passing of Frank. I have been getting my hair cut by him for over 40 years and always looked forward to my time in his chair with the many conversations and discussions that took place. I offer my sincere condolences to his family. He was one of my favorite people! Al Bischoff - Posted by: Al Bischoff (Client) on: Dec 15, 2021
Even though I personally did not know Frank I know Marilyn and by extension, feel that I know Frank and their daughters. I offer my sincere condolences to the family and a virtual hug to you Marilyn. - Posted by: Lyse Remillard (co-worker) on: Dec 12, 2021
Frank and Kriss have been my barbers since they first opened the shop in Westwood. He was a great personality and very friendly with a good story to tell when you sat in his chair. I will miss the times we spent while he made me look and feel good. My condolences to his family, friends and co workers. - Posted by: David Smith (Client ) on: Dec 11, 2021
We will miss seeing Frank's smiling face and friendly conversations. Frank was a real gentlemen and had a great sense of humour. I am sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Brian Vrooman (Client) on: Dec 10, 2021
With a sadden heart the loss of Frank my dad (Bob Walker) and me Darryl would talk about Air Canada where Frank's wife worked. Even though my dad has passed I'm sure Frank is giving him a cut as we speak. God bless - Posted by: Darryl (Client ) on: Dec 08, 2021
I have had many haircuts and conversations with Frank, he was an awesome person to know. I can remember getting haircuts over the years seeing Franks kids pictures displayed proudly on his shelf and as time went on there were grandkids pictures there also, he will be greatly missed and my thoughts are with the family. - Posted by: Dave Sinclair (Customer/friend) on: Dec 07, 2021
We have known Frank and Marilyn for many years and have always enjoyed spending time with them. We are thinking of you Marilyn and all your family. - Posted by: C and D MCCORMICK (FRIEND) on: Dec 06, 2021
My condolences to Frank's family. Frank was a great barber. He was very kind, friendly, and definitely had laughs together. Frank was the first to cut my hair as a child and went back to get my haircut from him for atleast the last decade. He was also my Father's barber for a long time. Frank was an icon in st James. Everyone knew him and everyone will remember him. - Posted by: Travis (Client ) on: Dec 05, 2021
Frank was a wonderful individual with an infectious positive outlook on life. He was a proud husband, father and grandfather. Frank was my barber and friend from the day he first cut my hair in 1969. While I was in the chair he would tell me about the family he adored, his recent travels. his latest golf outings and soon to be announced real estate deals. My sincere condolences to the family for their loss. - Posted by: Chuck Mulvenna (Friend and customer) on: Dec 04, 2021
I met Frank in May of 1999 and has been my hair stylist for 20 + years. - Posted by: Thomas w Melcosky (customer sconce 1999) on: Dec 04, 2021
It was truly sad to hear that Frank lost his long battle with cancer. I consider myself more of a friend than a client. As with his long term customers, I enjoyed our conversations, especially about traveling. I will definitely miss my experiences with Frank. You have left many of us in sadness, however you are no longer in pain. I am sure God is holding you in his arms. Rest in peace my dear friend. - Posted by: Ron Mackenzie (Friend & client) on: Dec 04, 2021
I had the privilege of having Frank cut my hair for a number of years. He possessed finely tuned professional hair cutting abilities. But I will remember him most for his gentle, polite manner and wonderful sense of humour. He always took a genuine interest in me and my family. This world has lost a very fine man! - Posted by: Daryl Wiebe (Client) on: Dec 04, 2021
I was saddened to find out that Frank passed away. We had a relationship - barber- client friend for over 4 decades. It was always a pleasure to sit in his chair and talk about family, world events and sports. He was a terrific person. - Posted by: Barry Twerdun (Friend / Client) on: Dec 04, 2021
COndolences Marilyn to you and your family. SO very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Fran Beckel (friend and co worker of Marilyn.) on: Dec 04, 2021
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