It is with deep sorrow that Susan, Lise, David and Jill Noseworthy announce the passing of Frank Noseworthy in his 92nd year.
Frank was born in St. John’s on June 30 1929. An accomplished architect, Frank received his architectural diploma in 1957. His career began on 5 Church Hill with Colbourne and Associates, after which he branched out to lead his own architectural firms over a long and productive career. A tireless and enthusiastic professional, he left his mark on buildings in St. John’s, most notably Mary Queen of Peace church, and in central Newfoundland, Labrador and Nova Scotia until he retired at 86 years old.
A lifetime Rotarian, Frank served his community as a member and in leadership roles. His proudest Rotary moments were taking his children as guests to Rotary luncheons and then later, his grandchildren; an opportunity to show them off was never missed.
An energetic tinkerer, Frank was never without a project. Whether it was multiple home renovations, gardening or building lego with his grandchildren, no task was too big or too small. Summers of cabin renovations at his much loved Harbour Main Pond earned him the nickname Head Wound Harry.
Frank was an aficionado of classical music, opera, art and a voracious reader. An artist himself, he experimented with all media producing skilled works from pin-up girls to still lifes. The beauty of his watercolour Christmas cards will never be replaced. An avid traveller, Frank explored too many places to list, diving enthusiastically into the local culture and architecture. He instilled the same enthusiasm in his children demonstrating that experience was more valuable than objects.
A gentleman to the very end, Frank will be remembered as a kind, compassionate and affectionate soul with a strong moral compass. He loved being surrounded by his friends and his children’s friends where he could weave the most wonderful stories. He fiercely loved his children, adored his grandchildren, valued his friends and taught his children to do the same.
Frank is predeceased by his parents Frank and Gladys Noseworthy, his sister Vera, his beloved grandson Colin (Janna), great grandchildren Phoebe and Natalie and the love of his life for 76 years, Jean Noseworthy. Leaving behind to hold his memory close to their hearts are daughters Susan (Virginia), Lise (John), and Jill (Todd) and son David; his adored grandchildren Jenny (Tim), Matthew, Jodie, Jacob, Sam and Max; his much loved great grandchildren Arthur, Beatrice, Eleanor and Bianca; his dear brother-in-law Harold (Pamela) and sisters-in-law Louise (Gordon, deceased) and Bernice (Aubrey). Frank also leaves behind a large number of friends whose lives he touched over his decades, most notably the Harbour Main Crowd and the TURDS.
In lieu of service or flowers, donations can be made in Frank’s name to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society.