Frank Clinch

June 19, 1931 to June 3, 2021


To view the live streamed service for the late Frank Clinch on Monday, June 7th 2021 at 11:00am from The Carnell Memorial Chapel please follow link below:

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Frank Clinch announce his sudden passing at home, aged 89 years.

Frank was born June 19, 1931 in Senglea, Malta. He moved to Canada when he was 27 years old. He was the oldest of two children. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He is lovingly remembered by Sharon, his wife of 39 years. Frank enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson Aaron. He also thoroughly enjoyed being in the kitchen cooking for his family and friends. He loved being outside watching birds while being surrounded by nature. Gardening was not a passion of his, however, he truly adored flowers in full bloom, especially carnations and roses. He loved his years in Ontario spending his summers swimming and fishing in Lake Scugog and Georgian Bay. He was always ready to have a good time and could spend hours on the dance floor. His grandson Aaron was his entire world since he was born in 2018. One of his greatest joys as of late has been to sit in the back yard listening to music showing Aaron some dance moves.

Frank is predeceased by his parents Joseph and Recketta Clinch; his sister Lillian Attard (Larry, deceased); his first wife Theresa Clinch; daughter-in-law Jean Clinch (Mario); nephew Keith Samson; and brother-in-law Lorne Keats (Betty).

Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Sharon; son Mario (Jean, deceased); daughter Amanda Samson (Adam); and his grandson Aaron Samson.

Also leaving to mourn are his parents-in-law Cecil and Ruby Keats; brother-in-law Clayton Keats (Rosalind); sisters-in-law Brenda Humber (Keith), Carolyn Samson (Jim), Sylvia Blake (Brian); as well as 3 cousins, 5 nieces, 6 nephews, and a large circle of other family and friends.

Special thanks to Dr. Megan Robbins, the emergency responders, and to the staff of Carnell’s Funeral Home.  

Visitation to take place from Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd., on Saturday, June 5th from 2pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm. A funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, June 7th at 11am with inurnment to follow at a later date.

Flowers are graciously accepted, or a donation may be made in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of ones choice.




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Sorry to hear about the passing of Frank, I just found out, and it brought back the memories of spending the summer at the cottage at Lake Scugog, so much fun and so many memories with Frank, Sharron and yourself (Mario), you have my deepest sympathy.,

Aunt Bernice & Uncle Frank we were with you in the service this morning. I live streamed it for them and they were so glad to be with you In pirit. It was a.n awesome service. May God comfort you all.

Estella MacDonald

Sharon, Amanda and family : So sorry to hear about Frank’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in these difficult days.Hold your memories close to your heart.

Sharon, Amanda and family : So sorry to hear about Frank’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in these difficult days. Hold your memories close to your heart.

Amanda… so sad to hear of your Dad’s sudden passing. Treasure your memories and please accept my deepest condolences. Take care.

To Sharon , Amanda and Adam.

So sad to hear of Frank’s passing. Rest assured that you’re in our prayers and thoughts. Sending our love your way.. We both wish that we can be with you. during this difficult time.
Love Aunt Betty & Uncle Randy Keats.

Amanda, Mrs Clinch and family…… Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of you Dad and husband.

So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing . Huds to you Sharon and all the family one day at a time

So sorry for your loss Sharon, from my family to yours our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories you shared over the years bring you comfort.
Michelle Peddle

Aunt Sharon, Mario, Amanda, Adam & Aaron,

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Frank was such a fun and loving man. I will treasure times spent together on the lake in Ontario, at our homes in Halifax and of course, back home in NL. I will miss his cooking, his cheeky sense of humour and my ever steady dance partner. Thinking of you all during this difficult time and wishing I could be there to support you in your grief. Sending you much love today and always.

Ottawa, ON

To Sharron , Admanda, Adam and all connecting families sorry to hear about Frank’s passing be rest assured that we are thinking of you guys at this time I know he will be missed our deepest sympathy.

Maxine, Fraser, and Lilian Peterview

Sharon, your love for Frank was so special, and, together, you both created such a close knit family. Spoiling and enjoying Amanda and, then your grandson, Aaron, too – my heart goes out to you all. Sending prayers and love across the miles from Nova Scotia.. :'(

Sharon & Amanda, thinking of you and the family at this difficult time. My deepest condolences to you for your loss. Cherish the memories.. Sending you much love. Hugs, Patty

Sharon, Amanda, Adam & Aaron
Please accept my heart felt condolences and I truly, sincerely wish you comfort in the days ahead & I pray you feel God’s arms wrapped around you during this painful time!
At this difficult time find comfort in knowing that you were all loved very much by Frank. Gentle hugs to you all.

Sharon, Amanda & family,
So saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love your way. Cherish the many wonderful memories.
Love from Cousins Tina, Brad, Megan & Nathan and Uncle Derek

Amanda and family,
My deepest sympathy on your loss.
May your memories bring you peace during this difficult time.

Sharon and family,
So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Wish we could be there to give you our support at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. . Hugs to all the family ❤❤

Sending our deepest condolences, keep all those great memories close as you say good bye to a wonderful man. Out thoughts and prayer are with you all.
Darren and Susie

Sharon , Amanda and family
So sorry to hear the sad new of Frank’s passing. Rest assured you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult times. Sending lots of love your way. Love you all wish I could be there to give you a big hug. Your Cousin Veronica

Sharon, Amanda and family.
So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Our condolences to you both and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gonna miss you buddy. Having salmon tonight and thinking of you. Going to miss all your awesome meals. Sending much love and hugs to Sharon, Mario, Amanda, Adam, and our little one, Aaron.

Sharon, Amanda & Family,
All of our love is with you at this time. Hold your memories close as you celebrate Frank’s beautiful life.