WO Francis J. O'Leary, CD (Ret'd)

    • Warrant Officer Francis J. O'Leary, CD (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Francis J. O'Leary, CD (Ret'd) on 10 October 2017 in Ottawa, ON. Frank worked for over 27 years in Mapping and Charting Establishment in Ottawa and then started his second career of 35 years as Property Master at the National Arts Centre.  

    Frank was a man of many talents who touched the lives of the people he met. He lived life to the fullest and had a passion to be physically active. He played hockey in his 70's, golf into his 80's, bowling in his 90's.

    Frank loved to be busy…he was a doer, a finisher, a follow-through kind of guy. Simple accomplishments made him proud and his service to his community made him happy. Throughout his career he was known for his Frank O'Leary Pancake Breakfast that raised money for Christmas hampers for the needy. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus for the Ottawa Sympathy Orchestra fundraiser. Frank was an entertainer at heart from his early years singing at the Ottawa football games, the Sing-Along with Frank on Sunday nights at the Ottawa Bandshell, and singing Irish tunes in several local retirement homes and establishments each St. Patrick's Day.

    Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, 14 October 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 400 St. Laurent Boulevard. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank O'Leary's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ottawa. Condolences may be offered at condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca