Obituaries & Death Notices


William "Bill" Ernest Frow

William (Bill) Frow (1923-2018) passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 20th at Fairvern Nursing Home.  He is survived by his devoted wife, Beryl, his daughters Caryl Clark and Judy Frow, sons-in-law Will Clark, Gene Smith and grandchildren Douglas Clark, Emma House, Jenny Clark and Camilla Smith as well as nieces and nephews in Canada and abroad. 

Born in Toronto, he served in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals during WWII and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.  After the war, he started Frow Construction.  A carpenter by trade, he built many homes in and around Toronto and Niagara Falls.  In 1989 he retired, and he and Beryl moved north to Huntsville, where they enjoyed canoeing and camping in the Muskoka area.

Everybody loved Bill.  He was a generous and kind man who laughed often. He loved nature, his garden, opera, music, art and his grandchildren. He was very proud of the magic he created building award-winning sets for many community theatre groups in Toronto and Huntsville.  He and Beryl spent many happy hours volunteering at the Huntsville Pioneer Village. But his first love was the Toronto Argonauts, with the Toronto Maple Leafs coming in second.

A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Church, 30 High Street, Huntsville on Monday June 25th, 2018 at 11 a.m. A Legion Memorial Service will open the service followed by a reception in Sutherland Hall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Fairvern Nursing Home or All Saints Anglican Church, Huntsville, Ontario.

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K. Hope
Posted: 7/10/2018 6:55:00 PM
May God give you and yours the strength to get through this sad time. Please keep your father’s memories close to your heart always. John 5:28,29.
Sylvia Best
Posted: 6/25/2018 11:36:00 AM
Our condolences to you and your family. You are on my mind today in many memories of our growing up years.
My regrets that I was not able to join you today in Huntsville, but know that I am thinking about you all today.
Kathleen Shanks and Pamela Horsepool
Posted: 6/24/2018 12:17:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on Monday. Bill was a much loved cousin. Love Kay and Pam.
Doug Millikin
Posted: 6/23/2018 11:18:00 AM
Sincerest sympathy to Beryl and family.
Will miss Bill's wonderful take on life with his spirit, smile and gentle humour.

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Published: Saturday, June 09, 2018

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