Shepperd, Franklin John 'Frank'

Frank Shepperd of Meaford passed away at the Meaford Hospital surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at the age of 80.

Born in Meaford on November 13, 1942, Frank was one of 8 children born to his late parents Arthur and Violet (nee Lievre) Shepperd.

Frank was the loving husband of Marie (nee Hutchinson) Shepperd of Meaford.

He was a kind and caring father to Robin Shepperd (Kevin Grahlman), Christopher (Charlene) Shepperd, Shawn (Laurie) Shepperd, and Paul Shepperd.

He was an inspirational Poppa to Charly Baxter (Stephen Miernicke), Eric Shepperd, Ethan Shepperd, Hannah Shepperd and Jonathan Shepperd. Frank was predeceased by his grandson Cody Shepperd.

He was a brother to Bruce (Lucille) Shepperd and predeceased by brothers James (Margaret) Shepperd, Donald (Winara) Shepperd, Ronald (Patricia) Shepperd and sisters Aileen (Paul) Mills, Helen (Arthur) Sills and Jean (Kenneth) Prouse.

Frank will always be fondly remembered by many, many nieces and nephews.

Frank was definitely one of a kind!  He had a unique personality and a wonderful imagination for storytelling.  He was master jokester often throwing people off guard (true or false?), and the only person who got away without having a filter!  Frank was a straight shooter, called the shots as he saw them, and commanded respect.  Underneath his tough persona however, he was a sensitive, deeply caring man who loved his family.  He was a ‘jack of all trades’ and a perfectionist in all that he did.

Our memories of Frank – his laughter; his humour, which he definitely passed down to his children!; his light; his patience; and his tenderness will forever be treasured!

Frank Shepperd was an outstanding human being!  He truly made his family proud to be a Shepperd!

A private family service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Cody Shepperd Project would be appreciated and may be made directly through the website – thecodyshepperdproject.com or by cheque through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Bev and Glenn Caswell
    Thursday, November 24, 2022

    Marie and family, Glenn and I were so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. I thought the write up described him perfectly. He was a great neighbour and he will definitely be missed. I’ll be in touch soon.
    For now our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
    1. Marie
      Friday, November 25, 2022

      Thank you Bev and Glen. He thought very highly of you folks, as I do. I will miss him for a very long time. I hope you both are well. Take care.

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  2. Jennifer shortt button and Wayne button
    Thursday, November 24, 2022

    We would like to say are there for simple things to you and your family at this time

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    1. Marie Shepperd
      Friday, November 25, 2022

      Thank you very much.

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  3. Nancy Challis
    Thursday, November 24, 2022

    My heart goes out to you Marie I know you will miss him so much. I sending my condolences to your lovely family and hugs to you all. Rob sends his thoughts to everyone as well. If you need anything please feel free to call as I am here for you

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    1. Marie Shepperd
      Friday, November 25, 2022

      Thank you, Nancy. Take care of yourself. Life is too short.

      Reply
  4. Isabell fiddis
    Thursday, November 24, 2022

    Marie and families so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you all ( BIG HUGS) to all

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    1. Marie Shepperd
      Friday, November 25, 2022

      Thank you Isabell.

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    2. Marie Shepperd
      Saturday, November 26, 2022

      Thank you, Isabell.

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  5. Evelyn Luongo
    Thursday, November 24, 2022

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to his entire family and to all of his friends.

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    1. Marie Shepperd
      Saturday, November 26, 2022

      Thank you, Evelyn.

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  6. Ralph Closs
    Thursday, November 24, 2022

    Shawn, Laurie and family. We are sadden by your loss. Please accept our condolences and our prayers
    The Closs Family

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  7. Betty & Ron Hall
    Thursday, November 24, 2022

    We were so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing, Marie. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family. My memories go back a lot of years ago when Frank would sit in the back booth in “Peters” restaurant while you worked Marie, many fun time’s we had back then. Although a lot of years have passed, Frank remained the same sweet, kind, funny person that loved & honored his family. He will be missed but not forgotten, hugs to you all!!

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    1. Marie Shepperd
      Friday, November 25, 2022

      Thank you Betty and Ron. I will always remember the fun times we had Peter’s restaurant. Frank and I were talking about the fun we had back in the day at Peter,s. We had great times. You folks take care.

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    2. Marie Shepperd
      Saturday, November 26, 2022

      Thank you, Ron and Betty. Peter’s Restaurant was a favorite spot for all of us, including Our girl, Connie. Those are great memories. You folks take care. Marie

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  8. Mark Grahlman and Joyce Taylor
    Thursday, November 24, 2022

    Blessings, love and prayers sent to all of those loved ones. The beauty is that the love never leaves.

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    1. Marie Shepperd
      Saturday, November 26, 2022

      Thank you, folks.

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  9. Leone Allan
    Thursday, November 24, 2022

    Marie and family
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    remembering working with Frank at Globe Mills many years ago.
    A beautiful tribute to a wonderful and caring man. He will be missed by many
    Bob & Leone Allan

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    1. Marie Shepperd
      Saturday, November 26, 2022

      Thank you Bob and Leone. He was the best. Marie

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  10. Fran Tippin
    Thursday, November 24, 2022

    Marie and family my deepest condolences. Fred and Frank has some really good times. They’ll be together now having many more.
    You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Marie Shepperd
      Saturday, November 26, 2022

      Fran. I am sure they are up to something, up there. Thank you for the kind words. I hope all is well with you. Take care.

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  11. Darlene Markle McQuarrie
    Thursday, November 24, 2022

    Sending hugs to the entire family keeping you in our thoughts

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    1. Marie Shepperd
      Saturday, November 26, 2022

      Thank you, Darlene

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  12. Carol gouett
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Condolences to you and your family ,Marie.
    Carol and Dal Gouett

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    1. Marie Shepperd
      Saturday, November 26, 2022

      Thank you, Fran. I’m sure they will be up to something. Marie.

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    2. Marie Shepperd
      Saturday, November 26, 2022

      Thank you Carol. He is definitely missed. It will take time to get used to the loss. You take care. Marie.

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  13. Cherie
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Marie and family Ron and I will keep you all in though and prayers today tomorrow always
    We enjoyed our chats laughter and time with Frank and family
    We miss you Frank until we see you again
    Love you long time God bless ❤️ hug pray Cherie Ron Murray

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  14. Coreen Clarke
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Marie and family. So sorry to learn of Frank’s passing. Our condolences to you all, Jim and Coreen Clarke

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    1. Marie Shepperd
      Saturday, November 26, 2022

      Thank you, Jim and Coreen.

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  15. Mike Robertson
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Having known Frank and Marie and their children for nearly 50 years, I can certainly affirm that Frank was a really great guy who will be missed a great deal. Fond condolences to Marie, Robin, Chris, Shawn and Paul and all their family.

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  16. Muriel Armitage
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Marie and family,
    Anne Hunter has asked me to send her condolences to you and your family in the passing of Frank. She said Barry always spoke well of Frank during his years at West Mills. Thinking of you at this time.

    Anne Hunter/Muriel Armitage

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  17. Dennis an Brenda Ormsby
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Our condolences to the Sheppard family . FRANK WAS ONE OF MY BOSSES AT Globe Mills. He was a great Boss. RIP FRANK.

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  18. Margaret Lowe
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    My deepest condolences Marie to you and your family in this sad loss.

    Marg Lowe

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  19. Kathy and Bruce lemon
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Our deepest condolences Marie and the whole family. May your precious memories help you through this difficult time. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kathy and Bruce

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  20. Nancy Carlisle
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Marie and family sorry for the loss of Frank

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  21. Marlene Hutchinson
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Marie and family, sending my deepest condolences and wishes

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  22. Deb Chapman
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Marie ~
    Sincere sympathy to you and your lovely family.
    Thinking of you all

    Deb and Jim Chapman

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  23. Paul and Linda Gilmore
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Thinking of all of you sending our deepest sympathies and hugs.

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  24. Bill Ridd and Family
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    It is sad to hear of this news and we offer our deepest condolences Marie, and to all of the family. Reading the above, it describes him perfectly and I certainly recall those childhood memories where just one look over made me stand up straight and behave my best. We were lucky to have him as a neighbour, and perhaps he’ll have a chance to see Duffy once again.

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    1. Betty Merrifield
      Saturday, November 26, 2022

      Frank certainly made an impression on anyone he met. One of the good guys.Thinking of you Marie and Family.

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  25. Judy Reid(Young)
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Marie, so sorry to hear of your loss. Many years ago I babysat for you and Frank, then worked at Globe Mills on the night shift it’s you both. Even though all these years have passed I still have many fond memories of these times together. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

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  26. Ken and Carol Ormsby
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Our deepest sympathy Marie and family.

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  27. Wanda Harvey
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    My sincere condolences to you Marie and your extended families, Frank was one the the best guys I ever had the pleasure in knowing. Worked around him at Globe Mills and was his neighbor for a number of years, and then had the pleasure of working along with him for a few years at Blue Mountain. I considered him a dear friend. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  28. Isabelle Ridd
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Marie, Robin, Chris, Shawn, Paul and families,

    I am so sorry to hear about Frank. Your tribute to him was lovely. We had the pleasure of being your neighbours on Edwin Street for 15 years and Frank helped Bill with many jobs over those years. You could
    ask him a question and he would give you the eye and then slowly the twinkle would come, he was a master jokester, with a heart of gold.

    I am thinking of you with my heart … and remembering you in my prayers.

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  29. Julia
    Friday, November 25, 2022

    Marie, thoughts & prayers! Bob & I are in your thoughts.

    Reply
  30. Marie Shepperd
    Saturday, November 26, 2022

    Thank you everyone for your kindness and heartfelt condolences. Marie and family.

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  31. Darlene Reid
    Saturday, November 26, 2022

    Marie and family sending hugs and love as you say goodbye to Frank a teddy bear of a guy. Fond memories of those dances back in the day were Frank didn’t need music to dance. So many good memories for you to share. ❤️

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  32. Brenda Ratcliffe
    Saturday, November 26, 2022

    Marie Robin and family I am so sorry for your loss. Frank was a wonderful person. We would chat on my many walks with the dog. He did painting for us many years ago. Thinking of your families. He will be missed by many.

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