We regret to announce the passing of Francis ‘Frank’ Gerald Delaney on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on September 4, 1951 in Sydney, Frank was the son of the late Clifford and Mildred (MacGillivray) Delaney.
Frank was a pipe fitter by trade and worked in Fort McMurray, Alberta and in Newfoundland. He also worked for a time at the Steel Plant and Tar Ponds. Frank loved spending his time camping and fishing at MacLeod Campgrounds in Dunvegan.
Frank is survived by his wife, Ruth (Fewer) Delaney; brothers, Brian (Tina) and Gary (Lori) of Halifax and Cliff (Vincey) of Sydney; stepsons, Troy and Chad Ryan; grandchildren, Rein, Chade and Cody; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Frank was predeceased by his brothers, Kevin and Stephen.
In accordance with Frank’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services and cremation has taken place.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the CCU and Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney for thier care of Frank in his time of need.
Donations in memory of Frank may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Edna and I are very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. We had the pleasure of getting to know Frank & Ruth for the past number of years in Dunvegan. Frank will be sorely missed in the campground as He was always the first to step up if someone needed help. Our thoughts are with you Ruth and all your family at this difficult time. Ross & Edna.
From: Ross MacCormack
Dear Ruth ,Gary and all your Family.
We would like to send our deepest condolences. Our Dunvegan family will greatly miss Frank. The king of washer toss 2020 Rest In Peace our friend.
From: Myra & Robert MacNeil
Sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. Out thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From: David & Barbara Gouthro
We would like to wish Ruth and family our sincere condolence. We are former campers and we always found Frank to be so helpful. He will certainly be missed.
From: Joan & Dev Vickers
So sorry for your loss, hoping that with the help of family, friends and all your good memories of Frank help to bring you some comfort during this difficult time. Hugs and prayers
From: Linda and Don Thompson
Brian very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad prays for your family
From: Beth Hynes
So very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing sending our deepest condolences
From: Danny & Cathy Smith
Our sincere condolences to Ruth and children and Gary on the
the sudden passing of Frank. We last saw Frank when he and Ruth we’re last leaving MacLeods campground In September and wishing us all a good winter. We can still hear Frank gathering us together to celebrate with raw emotion, the many campfires shared with his good friend Allan who had just passed. We pray precious memories like this and many more will comfort your family, knowing Frank is resting in the loving arms of our God.
From: Chick and Shannon Chisholm
I’m sorry to hear this about Frank rest in peace my friend
From: Dale Leterte
Ruth and family, we were so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He will be missed by all in Dunvegan. Frank always made us smile when we meet. Our condolences,
From: Danny & Beverley Patterson
To Ruth and the Delaney family, please accept our condolences on Frank’s passing. I have fond memories of Frank back in the day at the Steel Plant & the muscle cars we drove then. Frank nick name was Parnelli (Jones) famous speed driver in the day. Rest In Peace my friend!
From: Jim & Phyllis MacLean
Ruth and Franks family’s So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing ! We worked together at the tar ponds for a few years I often think of the great times working with Frank on the job !! He will be missed ! All the best .
From: Sam Quinn
So sorry to hear of Franks passing. Our condolences to his family. Rest in peace
From: Bill and Terry Strang
having worked with frank at sysco. we had shared good job experiences. i was saddened to hear of his passing. he was a great guy to work with..
From: Lorne MacKinnon
Dear Ruth, Don and I are very sorry to here about your husband Frank. We are thinking of you and your family
From: Don and Sylvia MacEachern (Aucoin)
Dear Ruth, Phyllis and I were deeply saddened to learn of Frank’s untimely passing and we are deeply sorry for your loss.
Frank was a good man and a wonderful neighbour to have in Dunvegan and we are fortunate to have know you both for the past 10 years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time and we hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories of your life together.
From: Jerry and Phyllis Rankin
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of our cousin Frank. Love Patty & Shannon Clynch, Whitby Ontario
So sorry for your loss…sending my condolences to family and friends…hugs😇🙏
Condolences to you and your family! I had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Frank in Marystown .He will be missed, God bless the Family
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of our dear cousin Frank.
Patty and Shannon Clynch
So sorry to hear of my cousin Franks passing. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.
Mike and Laurie Clynch
Sorry to learn of Frank’s passing. My condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace .
Kevin and Colleen Clynch
Sturgeon Point Ontario
Ruth, Clifford, Brian, Gary and families, our sincerest condolences on the passing of Frank. We share your sorrow as he touched so many lives. Always had a smile and conversation whenever we would meet him ! SIncerly Ruth, Devon and Schoel Strang
Ruth & The Delaney family, please accept our condolences on the passing of Frank. I have fond memories of Frank back in the day working at the Steel Plant & driving our muscle cars. Frank’s nick name was Parnelli ((Jones) famous race car driver of the day. Rest In Peace my friend, you will be missed,
Jim & Phyllis MacLean
Ruth & Family,
My sincerest condolences on the loss of Frank. He was a loving and kind gentleman. I have very fond memories of time spent with you both at MacLeod’s. I shall keep you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I know he will certainly be missed.
With deepest sympathy, Shauna MacKeigan
Dear Ruth & Rein:
Frank was a fine man and a true gentleman, and we know you will miss him every hour of every day. We’re keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this time of great sorrow and loss.
Garrett, Janet, Riley, Thomas, and Matthew macDonald
Ruth: So sorry to hear about Frank. He was such a wonderful man and helpful to everyone. He will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please keep all your great memories close to your heart. Patsy and Bob, your Dunvegan neighbours.
Dear Ruth & Family
We were so saddened to hear of the loss of Frank. He was a good person, always willing to offer a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He loved the beach & a good campfire. He will be missed.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
I am sending my sincere sympathies to you Ruth and to your family….. my dear… he will be so missed by our community in Dunvegan!!
Love …. Ermie….(patsy’s sister)
To our friend Ruth, and the grandchildren Rein, Chade, and Cody. To Gary, Lori, Kaitlyn and Colin.Clifford, Vince, Brian and Tina. Our hearts are so saddened and heavy for you all. Frank was a good friend to us for more than twenty years. He loved you all. We will miss him in Dunvegan around the fire making sparkes every where while laughing about it. He will be deeply missed by all of us. Love Ellen, Gary and Nicole Landry and Beverly Young.
Sorry Ruth & family for your lost may Frank RIP
So very sorry to read this sad news. Frank was a wonderful neighbour and left a void when he and Ruth left our street. He will truly be missed by many. Heartfelt thoughts go out to all who loved him.
We are so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. I remember when you met Frank and we just knew you two would make such a great couple. Wishing you all the best in this sad time and hope to visit you this summer. Take care.
Sincere love and deepest sympathy, from sister-in -law Vincey Delaney
The Saddest Day Ever
Oh today, March tenth, awfully sad, lost a family member, just dismal blue What a tragic downer, hardship pain is intense true We all had our hopes up, we waited for God’s miracle to arrive Hanging on to the slightest possibility, oh he must survive! But even though we prayed, hope, even wished, it wasn’t meant to be He went through a lot, huge mountain to climb, no pretty melody Rest in Peace my brother-in-law Frank, always love you to the moon and back
So sorry for your loss Ruth. This is quite a shock to our system. We did not know frank was ill.He was a gentle and kind person again Ruth we are so sorry for your lost.
My sincere condolences on Frank’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From the Lorne Street Levangies (Mary and family)
We are very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He will be deeply missed at the campground. Sending our condolences to Ruth and family.
Cliff and family:
So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Our deepest condolences to you and Franks family.
Nathan and Cyntia
Ruth and family so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing our deepest condolences to you all.
Our deepest condolences to Ruth, Gary, Brian , Clifford and families on the passing of our cousin Frank.
My thoughts and most sincere sympathies are extended to all family members and friends.
Our sincere condolences to Ruth, Gary and family on the sudden passing of Frank. We last saw Frank as he and Ruth we’re leaving MacLeods in September and wishing us a good winter. I can still hear Frank recalling with raw emotion on the passing of his good friend Allan and how they both loved campfires.
May memories such as these give your family comfort and know that our God has Frank in His loving arms.
Our deepest condolences to Ruth, Family, Cliff, Brian, & Gary. Uncle Frank has always been that kind friendly uncle that we always looked up to. We will remember him for his great sense of humour and his funny stories about our Dad’s. He always made us feel special and loved. He will be greatly missed. Love Kaitlyn, Colin, Paige, Robyn, Matthew, David, Jonathan Delaney.
Sorry Brian to hear about the passing of your brother thoughts ate with you and your families
Ruth and Family,
We are so sorry for you’re loss and Frank will be missed greatly.
Dear Ruth, Gary, Lori & Family:
Please accept our deepest condolences.
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss.
Our thought and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Take good care,
Sam, Ryan and Luci Hodder
So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. I have many fond memories working with Frank on the Tar Ponds Cleanup. My thoughts and condolences are with you at this difficult time.