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OTHMANN, Frank

July 17, 1933 - May 6, 2018

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Frank Othmann.  Frank, born in Budapest and raised in Vienna, Austria, came to Canada in 1967 to attend the Montreal Expo where he met his wife, of 50 years, Marina Othmann.  Frank will be greatly missed by his wife, Marina Othmann, son Gery Othmann (Paige), Robert Othmann (Amelie) and 3 grandchildren, Brennan, Addison and Sean and of course his smallest friend in the world, a family pet, Duke.

Frank enjoyed watching many professional sports teams but always looked forward to watching the Toronto Maple Leafs, any kind of soccer game and every Sunday morning he woke early to watch F1 racing during the racing season.  BUT, Franks passion was being a mechanic.  He thoroughly enjoyed working on vehicles (provided they were European, he wasn’t the biggest fan of North American cars).  Frank owned and operated various shops throughout his life here in Canada and made many friends.  He also spent time with his buddies on Saturday evenings and watched high profile boxing matches up until about five years ago.  Frank enjoyed spending some down time at the family cottage in Lagoon City during the summer and fall months.

Frank adored his grandchildren and believed not one of them could do any wrong.  He truly believed the kids were a blessing, a gift and all three of them were angels.  He looked forward to watching his oldest grandson, Brennan, play hockey and other sports throughout the years.  He loved having deep conversation with his granddaughter, Addison, while half the time no one understood what the two were talking about.  And, finally, he looked forward to seeing his youngest grandson, Sean, who comes to Canada every summer and Christmas where Frank would be impressed with the fact that Sean can communicate fluently in two languages at such a young age.  All three grandchildren will miss their grandfather deeply.

Frank was a proud man.  He was proud of the two men he raised and how they both became very successful through the work ethic he and Marina instilled upon their family.  Frank enjoyed his visits and updates on hockey with his oldest son Gery while he looked forward to his weekly phone calls from his youngest son, Rob.  These acts kept Frank going and always gave him something to look forward to.  Frank loved his son’s spouses, Paige and Amelie, and enjoyed seeing his daughter-in-laws keeping his boys in line.

Finally, although Frank had many things and people he adored and loved his one true love was Marina.  Frank and Marina shared a lifetime of happiness and togetherness.  They shared many laughs and tears.  They shared a love of cooking with each other.  They shared in the joy of learning how to facetime with friends and family in Europe while also learning how to navigate the Internet and checking to see if they won the lottery.  Frank and Marina had a devotion to each other in which they also passed along to their children.  As the years got on, Marina became a primary caregiver for Frank and during these years the devotion and love toward one another became more evident.  Frank reminded Marina every day how he appreciated her and loved her for dedicating her caring nature to his needs.  Even in Franks last hours Marina displayed a love for Frank, which he felt and Knew surrounded him.

The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude towards Dr. KC Morin of Centenary Hospital who provided the utmost care for Frank over the years.  Dr. Morin always ensured Frank was comfortable, ensured Marina was confident and always informed the family of Frank’s progress.  Even during Frank’s final two weeks Dr. Morin constantly kept in touch with his colleagues and kept the family updated.  The family would also like to thank Dr. Claskey, Dr. Hockman and the Staff in the ICU of Scarborough General where they provided care during Franks final two weeks.

Without the care of Dr. Morin, Dr. Claskey and Dr. Hockman the family would have been extremely overwhelmed and uneducated.  With deepest gratitude – THANK YOU

At Franks request, he will be cremated immediately.  The family will host a Memorial Service in June (date to be determined).

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4 thoughts on “OTHMANN, Frank

  1. Where does the time go Marina? Seems like yesterday we were in Heron Park watching the boys play hockey. I would ask Frank for the five dollars to pay for ice time, he would say, sorry JoAnne I only have a hundred….this went on for several weeks TIL I finally got smart and brought change!, haha…..Frank was a good friend who repaired our old North American cars, all the time trying to convince us we should buy a Volvo….please accept our condolences to you, Gery, Rob, and family. Frank would be so proud of his family. May happy memories put a smile on your face….

    —John & Jo-Anne Marchment , Oshawa, Ontario -
  2. Sending our thoughts and prayers for you all!

    My his memory be eternal!

    Bob, Carm and the kids

    —Bob Andreakos, Toronto -
  3. To Marina, Gery, Robert and family
    Our deepest sympathies on the recent passing of your dear husband, father and grandfather. For many years our
    families were neighbours and good friends. Frank and Marina were open and giving people. We have many good
    memories over the years. Thinking of all of you with care and concern.
    Take care-Paula and Alex, Lesley and Joseph. Sandy and Jen

    —Paula and Alex Stevenson, Markham L3R OG1 -