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In memory of...

Nicholas Frendo

1927 - 2019

Passed away suddenly in Mexico, on Saturday March 23rd, in his 92nd year.

He leaves to mourn his wife Lorna Kamicka, his children, Eric ( Kathryn Buck) and Cynthia ( Rae McKilwin), his grandchildren, Jared, Kelly and Alison, his sister Emily Attard, his nephews and nieces, other relatives and dear friends.

“Old men ought to be explorers...

Home is where one starts from, as we grow older

The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated...”

T S Eliot "East Coker"

Home, then, for Nick was Malta, which he left just shy of his 30th birthday, a

veteran of WWII , leaving the British Forces with the rank of Lieutenant.

He had been a scholarship student at university, a track and field competitor with few rivals in the one mile race, and graduated a pharmacist by profession. He moved to Canada, married a young woman from Jamaica, raised two children in Ontario and followed them later in life in moving to Knowlton.

A soccer referee, birder, music and theatre fan, his interests were imparted with his own enthusiasm for these to others — most notably his children and their children. An ability that is far rarer than it sounds.

Nick spent his last days in Mexico, with his family, on the Mayan Riviera, a place he and his wife Lorna described as paradise - because of the people, flora and fauna , and also for Nick the abundance of wonderful desserts!

A celebration of Nick’s life will take place on Saturday May 11th at 3:00pm in the "little white church, 91 Glen Road, West Bolton, QC

In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson Canada - parkinson.ca

or your local Parkinson’s Society would be appreciated.

Arrangement entrusted to the
Desourdy Funeral Home
318 ch. Knowlton Rd
Knowlton, QC J0E 1V0
T: 450-243-5568, F: 450-263-9557
Email: info@desourdy.ca www.desourdy.ca

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Dear Cynthia, Eric and Families, Paul and I are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We are thinking of you all and sending our prayers. Sincerely, Stephanie and Paul

Stephanie and Paul Tam

My condolences to Lorna and the children and grandchildren. As well as knowing Nick as a most friendly and good-humoured neighbour in his last years in Knowlton regardless of illness, reading the notice I realise what a modest man he was; never once referring to the interesting highlights of his education, military service, or professional career.

Lionel Albert

Cynthia, so very sorry for your loss. You always spoke so fondly of your father and the wonderful time/vacations you spent together as a family. Sounds like he lived a full life and passed doing what he loved with those he loved. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Joan Daigneault

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