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DEARLOVE, Frances (Frank) Richard

October 7, 1953 – April 26, 2012

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Frank Dearlove, cherished husband and loving father. Frank passed away peacefully, with the love of his family by his side on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the age of 58.

Frank leaves behind his wife Angela and his three daughters, Jillian (Brett) and grandson Aiden of Saskatoon, Jessica and Jaclyn and their mother Nada, all of Calgary; loving brothers Edward (Cathy) of Holland Landing, ON, Jim (Marie France) of Kilworth, ON and John (Wynie) of Strathroy, ON; mother and father-in-law Vincenza and Joe Tiberi; brothers-in-law Vince (Laurie) Tiberi, Libby (Debbie) Tiberi and sister-in-law Rita Tiberi, all of Hamilton, ON, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Norman and Ruth Dearlove.

Frank graduated in 1975 from York University with a BA and continued his studies at Osgoode Hall to obtain his LLB in 1978. He moved to Calgary in that same year and commenced articling with the law firm now known as Bennett Jones. His distinguished career as a respected insolvency/bankruptcy specialist spanned over 30 years. He joined the law firm Fasken Martineau in 2010. As a senior partner, Frank mentored many articling students and associates throughout the years, not only in the technical area of law, but also in interpersonal skills, such as understanding and compassion when leading clients through difficult times.

Frank had a passion for music, books, art, food, film and travel. He was blessed to have had the opportunity to enjoy all of these passions throughout the years. As his family and friends know, Frank was not interested in the “mainstream” of anything. He liked anything edgy, raw, sublime, dark, piercing, and soul searching. One needed to expand their mind and allow it to reach the outer limits. He did enjoy one mainstream activity which was the warm sunshine at the winter home in Arizona where he could chill out with a good book by the pool or enjoy a round or two of golf, especially with his three brothers.

Frank’s life was full of love and he felt blessed and fortunate to have had such a wonderful family and group of friends, but his happiness would be completed when he became a proud grandpa with the birth of his grandson, Aiden. Pride in his family came easily to Frank as he was a dedicated and supportive father and husband who always sought to provide the best for his family. Frank was a man of integrity, honour and compassion. He was quiet but confident and self-assured, a true gentleman. He was a trusting and loyal friend who would treat his friendships as a treasure to be honoured, nourished and cherished; he never took it for granted. Most of all, Frank was a family man; the love of family was his greatest joy and brought him deep rooted happiness. He loved nothing more than a big gathering of family around the table, laughing, cajoling, and of course, enjoying a great bowl of pasta. We have lost much too soon this special man, but feel honoured to have had the privilege to have known, loved and learned from him. Until we meet again.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In honor of Frank’s memory, we encourage everyone to sign their donor card to save a life. If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made directly to the Canadian Liver Foundation. The family would like to thank the numerous teams of doctors, nurses and staff at the Foothills Hospital for the care and compassion Frank received during the time of his illness. A special thank you to Dr. Sam Lee, whom Frank trusted and respected.

In living memory of Frank Dearlove a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Mary & Greg Landon :

    Angela

    We were so sad when we heard about Frank. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and everyone else. A big hug goes out to you….especially from Jessica and Kora, they were very sad when I told them.

    Mary, Greg Jessica and Kora

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  2. Bernie Dewar Wannop :

    Dearest Angie & family
    My heart goes out to you in the loss of your beloved Frank.
    Love Bernie

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  3. Wendy Paterson :

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss. We will lift you up in prayer for comfort and peace.

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  4. Cathy and Leo Poirier :

    Angela

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and although we can’t be with you, you’re in our thoughts from afar.

    May your beautiful memories you shared give you strength and comfort.

    Love Cathy & Leo

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  5. Cheryl and Leonard Forbes :

    I am so sorry for your loss. Frank and I became close over the last few years and I will miss him. When he spent that week with us here a few years ago we had an amazing time. We spoke of family a lot and I know how much you all meant to him. Deepest sympathy. I wish I could be there with you all. Cheryl

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  6. Lauren & Gordon McLean :

    Angie… your one true love has left too soon and we are heartbroken for your loss. We are so happy to have known Frank through you and gotten to experience his tremendous generosity, sense of humour and love of life. He will be dearly missed by those friends in the ‘Hammer’.

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  7. Terry Hathaway :

    I am very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing…although we have had little or no contact over the past number of years, I fondly remember my family’s times with him and his family.

    My thoughts are with you all.

    Terry Hathaway

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  8. To Jillian, Jessica and Jaclyn, I am so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was taken far too soon. I remember our time as neighbours with fondness. I hope that you continue to treasure your memories of happy family times. Sincerely, Ann

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  9. Grace Balogh :

    Angie, Sorry to hear about your loved Frank, I will always be remember him as the fun, loving person that he was. Our love and prayers go out to you and the family at this time. Grace & Family

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  10. David & Linda Paron :

    To the Dearlove & Tiberi Families:

    We are all deeply heartbroken to hear of the passing of Frank. Emilee and Jordan are quite upset and obviously Frank had made an impact on them also! May Frank continue to guide and protect you all. May the memories you shared as a family inspire and comfort you for the rest of your lives. Our sincere condolences during this great loss! We found a beautiful quote that we would like to share:
    “Death leaves a broken heart that no one can heal but LOVE leaves beautiful memories that no one can steal.”

    With our deepest sympathy,

    Love David, Linda, Jordan, Andrew & Emilee Paron xox

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  11. Tony, Coleen, Nicholas & Christy D'Amico :

    Dear Angela & family: We are very saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. You found the love of your life to have it taken away much too soon. We were so happy for you and now we are hoping you can find some comfort in the memories that you both shared. We will never forget the love you shared and your beautiful wedding. Remember the good times Ang <3. We are thinking of you at this time and just know caring thoughts are with you. Love: Tony, Coleen, Nick, & Christy XO XO

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  12. PETER,MARY,SABRINA & TYLER GOJSIC :

    DEAR ANGELA & family: We are so very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing, please know that you are in our hearts and prayers every night. Even though we can’t be there for you to give you a big hug, we think about you every day. Keep remembering all the good times you and Frank shared. With deepest sympathy and thinking of you. Love: Peter, Mary, Sabrina & Tyler XOXOXO

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  13. Franca and Joe Albanese and Paul :

    Dear Angela; We are so very sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. We are still in shock and can’t believe this has happened, it is so unfair that he was taken away from you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  14. Zia Lina, Zio Nino and Patricia Delmonaco :

    Dear Angela; We are sorry from all our hearts to hear of Frank’s passing. It’s such a tragedy word’s can’t describe how we are feeling. Our love and prayers go out to you, we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

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  15. Franca and Joe Albanese and Paul :

    Dear Angela; We are so sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. We are still in shock. It’s so unfair that he was taken away from you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  16. Gail Rollins :

    So sorry to hear of your loss Angie. My thoughts are with you at this time.

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  17. Angela and Family, We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God Bless……Otto and Anna

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  18. Ken and Gerri Miller :

    Angela and the Dearlove family:
    Frank was a cherished friend and colleague whose company and insight has been greatly appreciated over the past twenty years. We will always hold his memory in our hearts. Our thougts and prayers are with you as we share your grief.

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  19. Paolo and Marilyn Presutti :

    Dear Angela and Family,
    We were heartsick to learn of your loss, it is far too soon. Love is only fleeting but it lasts forever. Angela, please take care of yourself in the days and months ahead, know that we’re here if you need us. Love Paolo and Marilyn

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  20. Nancy D'Aurora :

    Angela,

    We are all sending you our heartfelt thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Nancy, Shirley, Teresa, Oscar and Leila

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  21. Holli and Vince Isber :

    Angela we are so sad for your loss of the love of your life. We truly wish words could take some of the pain. You are in our thoughts and prayers

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  22. Pat and Pat Friedt :

    Angela, there are just no words to tell you how sorry we are. Frank was such a good friend and we feel so sad. We can not be there tomorrow but know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you. We know that you will be surrounded by loving family and friends providing all the support they can. We arrive in Calgary May 11th and will see you then.

    Pat and Pat

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  23. Bruce and Lynn Thomas :

    Dearest Angela:
    We are friends of Bernie Wannop and she asked us several weeks ago to keep both you and your beloved Frank in our prayers. We were honoured to do so. We were saddened to hear of his passing and we want to send our condolences and to assure you of our continued prayers for you. May God take you under His wing, and may you find solace there.
    With sympathy: Bruce and Lynn

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  24. Brenda Ritchie :

    Dear Angie,
    My heart is so heavy with sadness for the loss of your Frank. He brought you so many blessings and he was a gentle man in every way. I will never forget the way in which you openly loved him.
    May he rest in peace.
    Love Brenda

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  25. Mimino D'Aurora :

    Angela, we were very sad to learn about Frank’s passing. It’s hard to believe. We had the oppotunity to meet him in Italy in the few days you were with us, but it was enough to understand what a great person he was. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mimino, Claudia, Serena, Federica, Vincenzo; Zia Nunziatina, Carmelina e Peppino

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  26. Barry & Barb Snyder and family :

    Angie,
    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Frank. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  27. Alice Kingsley :

    Angela,
    There are no words that can take away your sorrow at this time. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Alice & Michael Kingsley

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  28. Jack McMurray and Pat Burke :

    Angela

    Frank was a great friend and colleague. I will greatly miss his music suggestions. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family

    Jack and Pat

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  29. John Legault :

    To Wynie and John, and to the family and friends of Frank Dearlove: Sincere condolonces. May you be richly blessed and comforted by loving memories. May Frank’s spirit continue to live in your own good deeds.

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  30. Shaun Paddock :

    Dear Angela,

    I am truly saddened by your loss.
    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Shaun Paddock

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  31. Mary Buttery & John Sandrelli :

    We are sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

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  32. My sincere condolences go out to the family.

    I had the privilege of working with Frank over the last 3 1/2 years on a number of loan restructurings. He was highly skilled in his profession, but also a fine human being. He will be missed.

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  33. Bill McPherson :

    My dear Angie.

    I received the sad news about Frank today when travelling home from Florida. You have been in my thoughts since, and I can’t express enough my deepest, deepest sympathies. I am sure there are many happy memories of your life together that will bring great confort to you during this time of such sadness in your life.

    My very best wishes to you Angie, I will be thinking of you.

    Bill

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  34. Karen & Sam Esposto :

    Angela, our heart goes out to you and Frank’s family at this sad time. Please take care of yourself and know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  35. Frank was very passionate about his work, but as one of the lucky few to spend a night with Frank and some other Dads and kids watching a Flames game in the BJ’s box several Decembers in a row, I would add hockey to the list of things Frank was passionate about. He was a pleasure to spend time with and my children always appreciated the fact that “Mr. Dearlove” talked to them like they were “just like adults” and always showed an interest in what they had to say.

    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Ron, Marianne, Andrew and Becca Kemle

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  36. Marg Roseneder :

    I wanted to pass on my condolences. I worked with Frank at Bennett Jones during the years 1991 to 1996. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with your family.

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  37. Maureen Pepin :

    I am shocked and saddened to read of Frank’s passing. I was his assistant for 7 years and he was a pleasure to work with, always very caring and sympathetic toward his clients who were in difficult circumstances. My sincere condolences to Frank’s family.

    Maureen Pepin

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  38. Charles Cummins :

    Dear Angela,
    Mariam and I send to you our deepest condolences. We are utterly shocked to have learned of this tradgic loss. I unfortunately did not have the oppourtunity to meet this extraordinary person, Frank. I am truly sorry for that. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Warmest regards,
    Chuck and Mariam Cummins.

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  39. Kim Frayne :

    I am so sorry for your loss. Frank was an amazing man, as you know. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories shared. My heart goes out to you Angela and Franks family.
    Big Hugs, Kim

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  40. Cathy Toriello :

    Hi Angela,

    I Cathy am at a loss for words. I am so sorry to have read about Frank in the Spec. this morning. My thoughts, prayers and hugs go out to you. I am sorry I didn’t have your # to call you.

    Love Cathy Toriello

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  41. Dale Richardson :

    Angie,

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. WIth deepest sympathy,

    Dale Richardson

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  42. Maria & Lorenzo Lampignano :

    We are very sorry to hear of the untimely passing of your beloved Frank. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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  43. Lance Babcock :

    My condolences to Frank Dearloves family and friends.
    Frank and I were friends at H.W. Burgess public school in Wallaceburg and lived about a block away.
    we shared many birthdays together and belonged to the same cub group. Frank was an achiever even at a very young age. We lost touch with each other when Frank moved to Chatham. Have many fond memories of Frank as a child growing up in the “Burg”. Very sad to hear of one of my old chums passing away. Good Bye old friend. Lance Babcock

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