Frank Bishop

Franklin Alexander Bishop, in his 88th year, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 11:05 pm at Nikola Lodge, Port Coquitlam BC. Dad passed away from dementia.

Frank was born in London, Ontario October 8, 1931. Loving spouse of Vera (Lande) – deceased September 6, 2015.

Frank is survived by 7 of his children Dan (Judy), Brentwood TN, Wendy (Lyle Phillips), Plunkett SK, Larry (Pauline Fortier), Thorsby AB, Brenda (Ron Poulton), London ON, Kenny, Maple Ridge BC, Tim (Jo Ann), Maple Ridge BC, Jason, (Stirling W Australia) and his brother Barry Laing (Georgette), Glenwood AB along with 17 grandchildren and more than 23 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son Steven (1982) and his parents Grace Laing (Burridge) and Alfred Bishop.

Frank worked as a 2nd Class Stationary Engineer and also farmed. 

Frank moved with his work a lot and lived in London ON, Australia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon as well as travelled back and forth to Guyana, South America for his job. Frank was a hard worker and loved to work, accomplish, have goals, study and learn new things. Rarely took time to stop and smell the roses.

Dad will be laid to rest at Robins Hill Cemetery, Thorndale ON with Vera and beside his mother.

All are welcome to attend a funeral service on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 11:00 am at Thorndale United Church. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Following the funeral Frank with be buried at Robins Hill Cemetery in Thorndale, ON. Online condolences are welcome at

Funeral arrangements have been made through Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel Ltd, Maple Ridge BC and Life Transitions Burial and Cremation Service Inc, Chatham ON.

 Desiderata – You are a child of the universe.

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6 Comments on “Frank Bishop”

  1. Our sympathy Wendy and Lyle. I’m glad you were there Wendy . Nadine,Shana, Sam, Emily, Chris,Kayla, and Audrey.

  2. May you take comfort in knowing that your loved one is now in God’s care. My deepest sympathy Wendy and Lyle.

  3. Your dad looked like a very distinguished gentleman. Cherish all the good memories you had with him.

  4. I only knew Frank Bishop 6 yrs. He loved to walk , drive in the country and enjoyed a nice cup of specialty coffee.. I witnessed his kindness gentleness strength and easy going personality. A man of strength .
    He taught me to see a bigger picture in the moment and believe in his abilities .Everyone always smiled at Frank and said Hello… Frank was VERY proud of his children ..He really enjoyed looking at his family photos..
    He will be greatly missed. 🙂

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