Giffin, Francis Leonard

February 4th, 2016

Passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 4, 2016, Mr. Francis Leonard Giffin, of Arva, in his 82nd year. Dearly loved husband of Louise Giffin. Loving father of Liz Campbell (Ron Kennedy), Kate Giffin, Frank Giffin (Lisa) and John Giffin, and son-in-law Charles Glave. Loving Poppa of Stacy Wallace (Korey), Sarah Campbell, Jesse Giffin, Alison Giffin, Coulton Glave and Kaitlyn Glave. Survived by his brother John Giffin (Rose), and brothers- and sisters-in-law: Richard and Karen McDonnell, Mildred Cook, Margaret Goodfellow, Julia Donovan (Mark), Paul McDonnell (Cathy), and Bill and Donna McDonnell. Predeceased by his parents Donald and Bernadette Giffin, sister Donna Ross, and daughter Jane. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Frank are asked to consider Mission Services of London or their charity of choice.

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Alan & Denean RenningLiz and family, we were very saddened to hear of your Dads passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time
Denise, Frazer, Bayle & QuentinLiz, Ron, Stacy, Sarah and families, So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Father and Poppa. Stacy always spoke extremely highly and very proud of her Poppa. May he be always missed, never forgotten. Much love.
Jamie & Julia CampbellOur thoughts and love are with family and friends during this time. We know Frank will be greatly missed. Jamie & Julia Campbell
Ron & Karen RupertDear Louise, Liz, Kathy, Frankie,Johnny and Families Very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I will always remember him he was a very special man to me. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and memories you'll cherish forever. Your in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️ 3024
Kathy MannLouise and family::you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim, Kevin, Kelsey and Jake HernLouise, Liz, Stacy, Sarah, Kate, Frank and Lisa, and John. We are truly sadden for your loss of Frank. He was a wonderful man. May you find peace and comfort in your many memories. Cherish them and each other. Prayers and hugs.
Randy CampbellSorry for your loss!
Marion McCarter, Teresa Diane & CherylLouise, Liz and your families So sorry to receive the news of Frank's passing. He was a wonderful man and will be truly missed by everyone who his life touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and in the days and weeks to come. Hold all the memories close to your heart and he will walk with you forever. Deepest Sympathy.
Albert and Bev HoviusLiz and Ron and family Giffin So sorry for your loss.. Treasure the wonderful memories you have all shared together. Wishing you all comfort and peace as you grieve your loss
Laurie and Art HarrisIt is with a heavy heart we received news of Frank's passing. We were calling Louise to see how Frank was recovering. Our hearts were broken, and sadness fills us now. We are also feeling for the adult children of Louise and Frank as well as the grand children who will miss him so much. Frank was a true gentleman and a person much loved and respected. He also had a great way with words and humor. Our love goes to all the members of the family as well our prayers for all. Hugs Laurie and Art Harris
Pat ZubacsLouise, I am so very sorry to learn of Frank's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you deal with your loss. Hugs.
Manny RodunerLiz, Sarah and family, Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad/grandpa. May you cherish all the good memories to help get through the difficult days ahead.
Lynn, Rick, Brian & Sarah Hope Louise, Liz, Kate, Frank, Johnny and families, so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all. Hold your memories close. Hugs. Lynn (Stephens), Rick, Brian and Sarah
Jo-Ann MiddletonLouise, Liz and family ... It was a complete surprise to hear of Frank's passing. I always remember him as such a nice man and a definite pillar of the Exeter community for years. I know he will be sadly missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you at such a difficult time.
Ed and Pat HretchkaLouise and family, we were saddened to hear about Frank's passing. He was a gentleman and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Karen Hassan (Ulch) very sorry for your loss...
Loison HelmerI was so sorry to hear the news regarding Frank. Albert and I send our sympathy and prayers to you and your whole family at this time. I will think and say a prayer for you all on Monday as we are presently away.
Paul & Betty SouthgateLiz and family.So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kari HearnTo the entire Giffin family we send you 's all our deepest condolences for the passing of your husband,father grandfather. This time brings people together to celebrate the life and remember all the things that you's have lived for Take care and we will light a candle in Francis honor
Don & Laura DixonLouise words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Margaret BrintnellLiz and all your family So sorry to hear about your Dad. I knew him a lot of years ago and he was a great man. He will be missed by all of you. Each of you will have many cherished memories. May all of you have added strength at this time. Margaret Brintnell
Sheila GrovesDear very sorry to hear of Frank's passing. My prayers and hugs go out to you and your family.
Tom and Julia Dickins and Family So sorry to hear this news, may you find comfort in each other at this sad time.
Shirley ErbTo the Giffin Family My Deepest Sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chris Parsons & Peter Moore Louise, Liz, Kate, Frankie, Johnny & Families, our hearts are saddened by your loss & our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Chris & Peter
Mary MoffattLouise,Liz and all the Giffin family members, My sincerest condolences to you on the loss of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Frank had a very gentle, commanding presence that brought positive vibes and smiles to all those around him. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Bonnie WestlakeDearest Liz, Ron, Stacey, Korey, Sarah and your entire family: My friend I was sorry to hear just yesterday of the passing of your father. I have heard many people say what a wonderful man he was and knowing you and seeing what great people yourself and your beautiful daughters are, I can see how some of that has been passed down from him. Words will not help at this sad time, but your friends and family will support you and help you to enjoy the many great memories you have of him and one day it will get easier to remember him with a smile rather than tears. Know that you are loved and thought of at this sad time. My sincerest sympathy, Bonnie
Mike & Jennifer HarveyHi Louise, We were shocked to hear of Frank's passing. Our thoughts and condolences are with you and we are sending you a big hug. Frank was one of those gentlemen who had a tremendous amount of class and dignity. We know he will be missed by his family & friends. But he will be able to comfort your daughter now and they will watch over you together. He was the epitome of a gentleman.....just as you are a lady, Love From, Mike & Jen
Lloyd and June CooperLiz and family our deepest sympathy to you all. Cherish your memories they last forever. Thinking of you.
Ken and Kim PinderDear Louise and family We are so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. May your memories console you at this very sad time. Our sincer sympathy to the entire family.
Jim and Sharon O'TooleDear Louise and family, We will remember Frank fondly as the kind and friendly neighbour he always was .Our deepest sympathy to all.
Pat and Ron CottrellDear Louise and family, Ron and I are so saddened by the loss of your buddy "Frankie", we are grateful for the many good times and will miss him dearly. Fond Memories! Love Ron, Pat & family.
Irene Howes & familyLouise, I was so very, very sorry to hear of Frank's passing. What wonderful memories we have as neighbours in Peterborough. I know that your greatest support through this will be your wonderful family. We will be thinking of you with deepest sympathy.
Rob & Julie DickeyLouise, Liz & Ron, Kathy, Frankie, Johnny, and families. So sorry to hear the news of your Dad's passing. He was a wonderful man. Treasure the memories and hold them close to your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs.
DanielleTo my dear Kate and family: Sending you hugs and thoughts from across the big pond. Lots of Love from Burkina.
Jim and Yvonne BarnetsonWe are so sorry to hear of Frank passing, we are thinking of you Louise and your family. We will sure miss our time together.
Carol & John ColemanLouise and families: we were saddened to hear of Frank's passing. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to each of you. Praying for your grace & strength in the days, months and years ahead. Gentle hugs.
Judy and Bill CookWe send our love and condolences to you and your family so sorry to hear of Franks passing we all loved Frank we will miss him you are in our prayers Love Bill and Judy
Cathy WoodenDear Louise, Liz, Kate, Frank, and John I am so sorry to read about Frank's passing. I have the fondest memories of our life in the John Street neighborhood and all of us kids playing together in the backyards with no fences. Frank was one of the nicest, kindest, most gentle men I ever met. Your Friend, Cathy Wooden
Dan LuxtonFrank, Johnny,Liz and Kate I am very sorry to hear of your loss... I wished I could have made it down to extend my condolences in person. Loseing a parent is never easy. I know each and everyone of you and can say without a doubt that your was proud of you all! Try to stay positive and celebrate his life with your family. Hugs Dan,
John & Liz Stephens Myrtle Beach S.C.Dear Louise & Families .So sorry to hear of Frank`s passing .Besides being a great husband , dad ,& grandpa , he was also a great Lion .We remember attending conventions with you both & having terrific times . One special time comes to mind , when a very distinguished O.P.P. Frank, escorted G. G. L Alexander to our home ,for a cocktail party prior to the Exeter Lion`s 50 anniversary .We all will miss the ''Sliver Fox '' they don`t make them like that anymore .You are in our thoughts ,hugs to all .
Tom and Cathy RaymondDear Louise, Liz, Kate, Frank and John. We were saddened to learn of Frank's passing. I have many fond memories of growing up with the Giffin's in Exeter, and periodic visits in Georgetown. Our sincere condolences to everyone. Frank will be missed.
Andy HewittLiz and familly my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
Rick & Barb IngramLiz , Ron & Family So sorry to hear of the sudden lose of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Sandy TonellliDear Louise..............I was so sorry to hear of Frank's sudden passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. 152
Jim Oesch and Krista Rathwell The Giffin Family It is with great sorrow to hear of Franks passing . Your memories of such great man he was, will be with you all .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . God Bless
Mary HartleyMay your memories of the wonderful times you shared with Frank comfort you and your family today and always. My sympathy and condolences. Mary
Danny and Ann MarieDear Louise..We are so saddened by Frank's passing. Wish we could be there with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers . Love Ann Marie
Linda FergusonLiz We are surely thinking of you and your family at this time. You are in our hearts and thoughts. With a hug, Linda and Ferg
Jack AmbeauTo the Giffin Family: Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in the passing of Frank, which has been a shock to all of us. Frank was one of a kind and I had the pleasure of working with him in Security Branch for quite some time. His humor, wit and respect for his peers and superiors left him in good stead. I could always count on Frank to send me e-mails almost on a daily basis which contained jokes, anecdotes that reflected his thoughts and opinions on a variety of subjects. Frank will be sorely missed especially at the annual AGM. Rest in Peace old Friend. Jack
Cindy, Kevin & Greg RobinsonLouise, We are sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Frank. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Linda PehlkeYou have my condolences in the loss of Frank. I was one of his radio dispatchers when he worked in Exeter. He was always a reliable officer and was quick to help others. I always thought he was a very happy, friendly guy. He was one of the good ones.
Bill & Donna HeffronLouise & Family...Bill & I are so fortunate to have met Frank & you and to have had the joy of spending much time with you! We will miss Frank and share your sorrow of his passing. Frank had a wonderful way of putting everyone he met completely "at ease". Our thoughts and prayers are with you; treasure the many memories...we will!
Maggie & Jim WilliamsonDear Louise and Family..... So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Doug & Pat BreckonDear Louise & family Shocked to hear of Frank's passing. He was a very active member of our Guelph Branch of the OPPVA, not hesitating to come from Brampton to our monthly meetings. After he moved to the London Branch he still kept up with contacts in Guelph. He retired after a long distinguished service in the OPP. He was and will always remain in our hearts - " A Real gentleman"
Chuck & Pam RossWe were so sorry to hear of Frank's sudden passing. Our sincere condolences to all of you.
Carolyn Walkom Dear Louise and Family, so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Sending all of the family our sympathies and condolences. The Walkom's
Brian and Christine MerriganLiz, Ron, Stacy, Korey and Sarah Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Marvin & Sheri TaylorLiz, Ron, Stacy, Korey, Sarah & family Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Thinking of you in your hour of sorrow and extending heartfelt sympathy.
Patricia BerendsenKate, Liz, John and Frank Mom called to let me know that your father passed away...(yes she reads the obituaries! ) My thoughts are with matter how old our parents are, it's hard when they leave. Be well. Patricia
Kellie (Whiteford) GibsonDear Louise, Liz, Kate, Frank Jr., and John, My sincere condolences to all of you at this very sad time. I have very fond memories of Frank Sr. and the wonderful, kind man that he was. May he rest in peace. Kellie
Mark & Lisa LanniganTo the Giffin family we pass our sincere condolences to all of you through this hard time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bernie and Libby RacinskyDear Louise and Family Please accept our sincere heartfelt condolences on Frank's passing. He was always such a perfect gentleman to talk to and deal with. He will be missed by all who knew him and especially by his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. With our love. Libby and Bernie
Terry HowardMany, many years ago, in the Village of Eganville, Ontario, I met up with the Giffin brothers, Frankie and Buddy. That was back in the 1940's and I never forgot them. They were living with their Grand Parents, Mr. and Mrs. JB Deloughery. Frankie made a visit back to Eganville but I can't remember seeing him. I notice that Frankie was in his 82nd year and I'll be 83 on Feb. 12, 2016. I wish to offer my sincere sympathy to his wife, Louise and the rest of their family. PS. I often wonder what became of Buddy. With kindest regards, Terry Howard
Steve WoolmanLouise and Family. Over the past many year Frank has been a good friend and I always enjoyed every time that Frank and the Georgetown Lions/ Boys came to Lions Camp Dorset to work and play! At that time Frank and I became good friends with many laughs over the years! I will miss Franks emails and most of all him. Best Regards Steve
Larry and Joyce Black, Grand BendLouise and family - so very sorry to read the passing of your dear husband Frank. We have fond memories of your time in Exeter. Frank was always so friendly and pleasant to everyone and will be missed. Take care of each other.
Barb and Walt TiedemanLouise and family - We are so sorry for your loss. Remembering lots of good times in the neighbor hood of Exeter. We send our sincere sympathy to everyone.
Rod and Lois McKennaSo sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Our condolences to you, Louise and your family. We have fond memories of older times and we sympathize with your loss.
Diane EastonUncle Frank was an amazing man. I remember as a child meeting him and even then taken back with his amazing presence. His.striking good looks with the Giffin hair to his stories of police work with a lesson always to be learned. My mom was so proud of her brother and so appreciated his and Aunt Louise visits. You are an amazing family and my heart breaks for you. Love Diane
Wayne and Lola HultonLouise and Family So sorry to hear of Frank's passing, how time flies, can't help but remember old times, many year ago, all the way back to Wolfe Island. Our sympathy to your and your family.
fred & Jackie WellsDear Liz & family, We are so saddened to hear of your loss. He was a great man & will be missed by many. Our sympathy to you & your family.
Linda Boyington (Mathonia)Frank and Lisa and your family My heartfelt sympathies to all of you.
Marlene BThe world is a sadder place without Frank. What a gift he gave to the community of Halton Hills! So many will remember him as their favourite Volunteer driver when they had to brave cancer treatments or medical appointments or dialysis. Frank was there, not only to drive them but to offer his kind words of support. When he was on the Board at the Red Cross Branch, we always enjoyed his humour and his wisdom, but mostly his humour, and his stories! He must have been a phenomenal police officer and trusted guard of some of Ontario's finest official positions. He was a friend and mentor. He always made us feel better, just by walking into the room, like somehow he would make things better and he always did... or if he didn't, at least we could laugh. You are so fortunate to have Frank as family. May you treasure his memories and his amazing legacy of kindness that he left here in Halton Hills and all the places he lived.
Glen and Kathy Cockwill We are so sad to hear the passing of Frank, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.
Kevin ShortAs a colleague of Frank's - working beside him as a police officer, Frank brought a treasure load of wonderful moments with him. Just tonight I was recalling this wonderful man, and took it upon myself to look him up. Seeing we have lost him was crushing. What a truly decent and enlivening man, and what a loss. I realize of course that some time has now gone by since his passing, but I have no doubt the space he left behind in the hearts of those who knew and loved him still remains, which prompted me to add my condolences even now. My best wishes to you all, and a prayer that his smile, chuckle, kindness, wisdom and strength continue to fill your memories and warm your hearts.
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