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Francis "Frank" John Crowley F.I.I.C.
Memorial Mass

St. Michael's Catholic Church
379 Division St., Cobourg

Wednesday July 24, 2024

Celebration of Life

MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre
30 King Street East, Cobourg

Wednesday July 24, 2024
12:00pm - 3:00pm

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Francis "Frank" John Crowley F.I.I.C.

May 3, 1941 - June 17, 2024

It is with heavy hearts, the family of Frank Crowley announce his unexpected passing on June 17, 2024.
He passed peacefully with his wife, Jean, and three daughters by his side at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, at the age of 83.

Frank was born in Limerick, Ireland. When the family moved to Dublin, he attended Oatlands College, run by the Christian Brothers. As a founding member of the Espoir Canoe Club in Seapoint, Co. Dublin, both he and Jean became competitive kayakers, competing around the country and, along with other team members, represented Ireland in a regatta in Spain. They married on May 26th, 1966, and immigrated that same day to Canada.

Frank enjoyed a long career in the insurance business, retiring as President and COO of Commercial Union Assurance Life company, after 42 years of loyal service. He had a passion for the water and both he and Jean enjoyed many years of sailing, as members of the Whitby Yacht Club, on his much loved “Innisfree”. Over the years and many cities, Frank and Jean built a wonderful group of lifetime friends.

Beloved husband of Jean Crowley (nee Rhatigan) for 58 years. Greatly loved father of Aisling Crowley, Georgina Morrison and Siobhain Sturno (Ryan). Proud grandfather of Cameron and Kailee Morrison, and Ronan and Brendan Sturno. Preceded in death by his parents, Leo Crowley and Eleanor (Pat) Crowley (nee Allen). Survived by sisters, Mary Moore, Liz Ryan, and Pat Crowley: and his brothers- in-law, Maurice Moore and Eamon Ryan.

Frank was a perceptive man with a quiet demeanour, who cared deeply for his family. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him, yet there is solace in knowing he lived a beautiful and fulfilling life. His memory will live on through the countless lives he touched and his legacy of kindness.

The family would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to the paramedics and all the staff at Northumberland Hills Hospital for their kindness, compassion, and care.

A mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Church in Cobourg on Wednesday, July 24th, 2024, at 10:00 am. Celebration of Life will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home from noon to 3:00 pm that same day.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or Parkinson Canada.

May the seas lie smooth before you. May a gentle breeze forever fill your sails. May sunshine warm your face and kindness warm your soul.

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Cherry and Vic Young - July 12, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Ian MacLeod - July 12, 2024

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of Frank, in the 1980s as a young boy my family visited the Crowley's on occasion and I always found Mr. Crowley a lovely man, with a lovely family. I will miss him. All the best to you Mrs. Crowley and your daughters and the whole family.

Marie and Paul Somerset - July 9, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

TED CARROLL - July 7, 2024

Hi Jean So sorry to hear sad news of Frank's passing, however, as we say in Ireland, "He had a good run for his money". I still have fond memories of the canoe club at Seapoint and the barn at Mount Merrion and you and Frank as a devoted couple. I glad to hear that you enjoyed a good life together, there are still quite a few of us still hanging on in ~ Monty forwarded this link to me.

Harold and Mavis Martin - July 3, 2024

We were so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you Jean and your family.

Eric Carleton - July 2, 2024

Jean and Family We wish to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Frank. He was a true gentleman and his presence will be missed. Jo and Eric Carleton

Patti & Nelson Harvey - June 28, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Patti and Nelson Harvey - June 28, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Dianne and Gord Graham - June 26, 2024

Jean and family - We were so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We always enjoyed chatting with Frank at Probus meetings and at golf outings. He was a quiet, gentle man who will be dearly missed by family and friends. We'll be thinking of you. Dianne and Gord

John and Anne Newton - June 24, 2024

Dear Jean and girls, We learned today from Roger Ryan of Frank’s passing. The years have slipped by, but we still remember Frank as we all were as young marrieds, raising families and enjoying dear friendships. We feel shocked and very saddened about your loss. Sincere condolences Jean to you and yours.

sue wood - June 23, 2024

I was very saddened to hear of Frank's passing. My sincere condolences to you Jean and your Family.

CAROL BUTTAR - June 23, 2024

The Buttar family sends their deepest condolences to the Crowley family. Frank was a wonderful, quiet natured man & a great neighbour. He will be missed. Cherish your memories! Eric & Carol

George & Barb Lawrence - June 23, 2024

Jean and Family - our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. We will all miss Frank - he was a great friend. When Frank spoke he always had something interesting to say. A fine gentleman. Treasure the wonderful memories. Hugs, Barb & George

Murray & Lesley Waller - June 23, 2024

Jean, our sincere condolences to you and your family. We will remember Frank as a true gentleman. Cherish all the wonderful memories of him.

Peter Yourkevich - June 22, 2024

Jean, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of your dear husband. My thoughts are with you and your family on this sad occasion.

Barb and Ron Swallow - June 22, 2024

Jean and family, our sincere condolences on the sudden and unexpected loss of dear Frank. A man of quiet strength and gentle Irish good humor, he will be sorrily missed. Barb and Ron

Jo-Anne Sudbury - June 22, 2024

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jo-Anne and Dave Sudbury

Bonnie Wilson and Gordon Wilson - June 21, 2024

Jean, we are much saddened by the news of Frank's passing. Our sincerest condolences to you and to your family. We will treasure the many wonderful memories we have of spending time with you both.

Carol Dewey - June 21, 2024

So sorry for your loss, Jean. Such a nice man. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Richard (Dick) Gilbert - June 21, 2024

Sincere condolences to Jean and family from Dick & Heather. We had the good fortune to work with Frank at C.U. Life. He truly was one of the most respected individuals in the industry. Best regards

Jelka Stanbridge - June 21, 2024

May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

Barry & Ann Hollis - June 20, 2024

Jean and family We are so sorry to hear of Franks passing. His kind and gentle manner endeared him to all who had the luck to meet and spend time with him. Those if us who had the pleasure of golfing with him could only be impressed with his even and calm reaction to all kinds of shots. Many of us could aspire to that gentleness. We will miss him, Ann & Barry

Ralph & Norma Stoffers - June 20, 2024

Jean and family. So sorry to learn of Frank's passing. Sincerest condolences.

Lois Hibbert - June 20, 2024

I had the privilege of working at CU under Frank's very capable and professional leadership. My condolences to his family on this loss.

Bonnie Sheridan - June 20, 2024

Jean, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Bonnie

Lester Heldsinger - June 20, 2024

My sincere condolences to Jean and family. I had the privilege to work with and for Frank for many years at CU. Professional and sincere in everything he did; one of the truly good people in the busines.

Jeff and Laurie Pudwell - June 20, 2024

Very sorry to hear this. Frank will be sorely missed. Our hearts go out to Jean and family. Jeff and Laurie

Kieran Moore & John Mahony - June 20, 2024

Really sorry to hear the news of Franks passing what a wonderful Husband, Father and Friend he was. He loved his Irish heritage and it was a pleasure to see both of you and the family on your visits to Ireland. May he rest in peace and we look forward to seeing all of you on your next visit Kieran. & John

Karen Parker - June 19, 2024

I met Frank through the Rotary Club of Cobourg, when he joined. He was a lovely, quiet man, and we missed him when he left. Thinking of you Jean and family, as you navigate your new normal.

Robert and Carleen Jarrett - June 19, 2024

Dear Jean, Bob and I would like to send our sincere condolences to you and your family in your loss of your beloved Frank . He was a lovely gentleman and will be deeply missed . He was blessed to have You and Your family.

Sheena Currie - June 19, 2024

Dear Jean - my sincere condolences to you and your family. Frank will be very much missed by all who knew him. He was a genuine and sincere person and I am proud to be in your circle of friends with many happy memories. RIP Frank.

Bonnie L Galati - June 19, 2024

My deepest condolences to the Family. Frank was an amazing man, and I have the most wonderful memories of him, I will keep them, dear to my heart 💕. Until we meet again, Frank….xo

Raj and Dee - June 19, 2024

What happy times we shared over 56 years...such friendship with such a wonderful person. Frank, you will be so missed.

Juli Wheler - June 19, 2024

Jean … Bruce and I would like to send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Frank was a lovely and genuine man. He will be deeply missed and our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Waneta Dennis - June 19, 2024

My heart felt condolences to you and your family Jean as you navigate through this sad time.

Alex McMahon - June 19, 2024

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Frank. He was a wonderful man and such an important part of your life. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. I hope you find comfort in the many cherished memories you shared with him. My thoughts are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy, Alex

Nancy Maxwell - June 19, 2024

My heart goes out to you and your family at this sad and difficult time. I so understand what you must be going through my friend.

Fred & Donna Cooke - June 19, 2024

Our heart felt condolence is with you Jean & your girls & family for the sudden loss of Frank. We know he will be sadely missed by everyone & we will remember what a wonderfully kind gentleman Frank was to us!

Sarah Termini - June 19, 2024

Incredibly sorry for you and your families loss, Siobhan. Sending you so much love! #bettertogether

Vic Young - June 19, 2024

Frank worked in the desk behind me in Dublin and emigrated to Canada one year before we did. He and Jean made our start in Canada very easy because they had been through the process so recently themselves. I'll never forget their kindness. Cherry and I wish Jean and the family the strength to deal with their sad loss.