Frank Reilly

February 9, 1949 - September 15, 2014

Very sadly on September 15th at his home outside of Lake on the Mountain, Frank Reilly passed away surrounded by his wife, Nancy, son Joel (Caitlin) (Toronto, ON ), brother Kevin and sister in law Jan (Stock, England), sister Madeleine and brother in law Achilleas (Isle of Wight, England). Other family and friends had just been to see him and tender moments and of course, the Irish joke or “the crack” had been exchanged. Frank came to Prince Edward County to fulfill a dream: the challenge of building his own house relatively by himself. He was a new settler with a dream. We met a lot of good people who had a hand to share at different times. They are warmly thanked! He made his mark on family, friends and acquaintances by being frank by name and nature. He believed in honest, real relationships. At 40, he had an epiphany that life should not be wasted. He became much more in tune with his relationships with others and relished in depth political and philosophical and spiritual discussions. He was most respectful of subjects important to others. To his wife he remains in her heart a most extraordinary person. He also leaves to remember him, his eldest son Ian(Ali) (Jarvis, ON), his brother John and wife Joy (Frankston, Australia), mother in law Hilda Barkman (Toronto, ON), brothers in law, Doug and wife Holly, (Stratford, ON), Bob and wife Lori,(St. Catherine’s, ON) nephews Nick(Alua)(Kazakhstan), Alex,(Brighton, England) Richard(Laura)(England) Jasha (Keri)(New Hamburg ON), nieces Hanna (London, England) Alexis (Conan), (Kearney, ON) Rosalyn and Craig, (Newmarket, ON) Avril (Rob), (London, ON) and great nieces, Jessica, Rileigh, Lucy and great nephew Max. Also left to most dearly remember him are wonderful friends Tony and Shiela (Wardsville, Ontario) Ed and Elaine(Toronto ON) and the best neighbours – those from Lake on the Mountain and area. If Frank could leave this earth having imparted one thing he would want people to passionately value the work of social support in helping those who have limited resources find their advocates in the community. He believed in a hand up- not a hand out. To this end, he supported his wife, Nancy’s work at Kingston Home Base Non Profit Housing. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory can be made to this worthy charitable organization. The agency is located at 540 Montreal Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7K 3J2 marked “in memory of Frank Reilly”. A celebration of life is planned for November 22 from 1-5 at the house that Frank built: 485 County Road 7. Please come and share your memories.