TRACY, Franklin (Frank) John – Obituary – Guelph

February 9, 1941 – November 23, 2022 

On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, Frank Tracy, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 81. 

Born to Victor and Grace Tracy, Frank was the big brother to Gary Tracy and his predeceased sister Debra Corboy. He was married to his beloved wife Christine Tracy for over 52 years. He greatly loved his four children, Stephanie Jones, Melanie Peet-Winkfield, Jonathan Tracy and Richard Tracy and enjoyed time with his two son-in-laws, Brian Jones and John Peet-Winkfield. He enjoyed his three grandchildren, Matthew Jones, William Jones and Grace Peet-Winkfield. He enjoyed spending family time with his extended family including his many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and in-laws. He maintained many strong friendships throughout his life. Frank’s family is grateful for all the friends and family who loved him.

Frank had a very full life. He was born in Toronto, Ontario in the former borough of East York, and moved to Sault Ste Marie as a teen and attended Queen’s University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. He moved back to Toronto after graduation where he met his wife Christine Tracy. After the birth of their first child, they moved to Oakville, Ontario and lived there for 30 years. In 2004, they moved to Guelph, Ontario.

He began his work career at ESAB, formerly Union Carbide, in the management trainee program and was quickly promoted.  He worked at their Toronto and Brampton divisions as a Marketing Manager until he retired. But his career wasn’t over…He spent time working at Chapters Book Store in Oakville. Upon moving to Guelph, he began working at Sears where he won many awards for his customer service and sales quotas.

His first priority in life was his family. He loved his family and spent time with them attending their sporting events, school activities and many hours playing card games and scrabble at home.  He loved being at home with his family and his dog Pepper. His second love was the Toronto Maple Leafs. He enjoyed watching all the games on TV and taking his family to games so all could have a chance to see his favorite hockey team play. Frank found joy in researching his family history. He devoted endless hours to mapping out his genealogy. He created family newsletters which always included a feature about one of the family ancestors. Frank enjoyed books and movies.  He could always be relied upon for a review of the latest best seller or popular film.

We will miss him. He was so kind and loving to all of us.

God Bless You Frank.

May You Rest In Peace.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the dedicated and compassionate staff of the Step Down Unit at the Guelph General Hospital.

Cremation has taken place. A private family service has been held. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 519-822-0051 /

Memorial contributions to the Guelph Food Bank or The Salvation Army would be appreciated. 


 A tree will be planted in memory of Franklin J. Tracy in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.

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