It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Frank at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 in his 65th year. Dear son the late Leonard and Josephine Stethem. Survived by his mother/father-in-law Judy and Wayne Bresee of Sandhurst Shores. Predeceased by father-in-law Gerald Marshall. Devoted husband and best friend to Karen Marshall of Erinsville. Dearly loved by daughter April Stethem (Nick) and cherished Poppa to Harley Mae of Belleville. He will be gravely missed by his siblings: Dianne Morgan (Garry) of Belleville, Debbie Lentini (Tony) of Belleville, Kevin Stethem (Pam) of Lonsdale, Jim Stethem(Gayle) of Belleville. Predeceased by his sister Gail Vanderwater and by sister-in-law Linda Stethem. Sadly missed by sister-in-law Kim Pretorius (Jim) and brother-in-law Peter Vanderwater (Diane), Derek Bresee (Michelle), Darcy Bresee (Connie), Darren Bresee (Stephanie). Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews: Michelle, Chris, Cory, Shaine, Kaitlyn, Melissa, Brandon, Kyle, Grayson, Brennen, Morgan, Clara, Aden and many great nieces and nephews. Frank leaves behind so many dear friends and extended family whom he loved and cherished. To name only a few: Betty, Val (June), AJ, BJ, Arlie, Grub, Aunt Theresa, Aunt Connie, Uncle Joe, Ronnie, Bone, Tiny, Gary, Steve, Mike, Rick, Debi, Randy, Lynn, Burl, Tanya, Maurio, Gord, Auggie, Menno and Vallie. Frank, the world was blessed the day you entered it and the lives of everyone you have touched; always there for anyone in need with strength and generosity to enlighten with your beautiful heart and soul. Cheers to you my love and thank you for all that is you! We raise a bottle of Old Vienna in honor of Frank and remember him joyfully. Special thanks go out to Dr. Karl Lee and the amazing staff at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital. During these difficult times they did all they could to help Frank and his family stay connected and informed. Thank you for your compassionate care of Frank. Thank you to Drs. C. Barr and H. Clarke of Reddendale Family Health Centre for their unfailing continued support. Frank chose to be cremated and a celebration of life will be held at the Lakeview Tavern in Erinsville as soon as covid allows. Donations in Frank’s memory may be made out to the Ontario S.P.C.A. or the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation.
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