FRAIL – Ilane L., 86, of North Brookfield, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Sunday, September 18th, 2011.
Born in Westfield, Queens County, he was a son of the late Stanley and Grace (Mansfield) Frail.
In his early years, Ilane worked in the woods, the bucket factory, and was a self-employed truck driver. In the 1950’s, he went to work with Department of Transportation as a machine operator and later as a supervisor; retiring after more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the North Brookfield United Baptist Church and an honorary director of the Queens County Fair, where he served a director, past-president and livestock weigher. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. His passions in life were his family and friends, spending time at his cabin and working with his “old dozer”. He loved animals of all kinds whether wild or tame.
He is survived and sadly missed by his daughter June Lewis of North Brookfield. Grandsons Kevin (Pam) Lewis of Toledo, OH and Kris (Sheila) of Halifax; great-grandsons Tyler and Ryan of Toledo, OH. Several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Blossom “Bob” Fancy; great-grandsons Jordan and Patrick; sister Iva Lowe; brothers Cecil, Percy and Billy; and son-in-law Wendell Lewis.
Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool with interment to be held at a later date. A celebration of Ilane’s life will be held Sunday, September 25th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Westfield Community Hall. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the North Brookfield United Baptist Church or to any charity. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
The family would like to express deepest appreciation and thanks to all the devoted relatives and friends who were so faithful. Thanks also to Dr. Jim Rafferty and Dr. Garry Morash, the V.O.N., Region of Queens Home Support and the nursing staff at Queens General Hospital. Again, heart-felt thanks!
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Cathy Crouse Marriott
I am so sorry to hear of Ilane’s passing, he was a great man and will be missed by everyone
Genevieve (Henley) Bond
Dear June and Family!
I am sorry to hear of Ilane’s passing. I really enjoyed the video and some pics looked like he was going to say someting silly to me. He was always such fun and I always liked seeing him. I didn’t know about his passing until at the parade today!
You have been a great daughter all these years since your Mom is gone and through your own troubles. We always miss our spouses and parents, etc, but I hold to my precious memories
In my thoughts & prayers.
Bruce and Sylvia Fancy
We send our deepest heartfelt sympathy to Ilane’s family and friends.
Our fondest memories are the many stories and happy moments we shared at the “Fancy” kitchen table in Westfield with Ilane. He will be missed.
I saw of Ilanes passing & wanted to send my sympathy although I do not know you. I spent a day with Ilane nearly 20 years ago as a salesman for Caterpillar when Blair Douglas asked him to go in with me to look at a D3 Bull Dozer. We had a great trip & I will always remember what kind & nice gentleman he was. I wish there were many more like him. I just wanted to share that with you
June and family
I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing but he led a great lifeand loved his family dearly. We will miss him in the community, church and outside as well. Please accept my deepest sympathy on his passing but hold onto the memories for they are what’s important. My prayers are with you.
Basil & Margie Fancy
Ilane was a staunch figure in the community of “ageing’ gracefully.” He will be missed by all who knew him. Our
thoughts are with you,June and family. Basil & Margie
Delbert & Mary Weare
Dear June and family, the community at large has lost a great friend. Your dad was one of a kind, he treated everyone he met the same. Hang on to all your precious memories you have of him. May you seek comfort by reading John 5:28,29, it speaks about the resurrection that awaits both your mom and dad. Our thoughts are with you during this hard time. Love Del and Mary. P/S The picture looks some natural with his cap on!
Jack & Alicia Penney
We were deeply saddened to hear of Ilane’s passing. June, we extend to you and other family members our sympathy.
Hunting season will never be the same without his presence. We have truly lost a GREAT friend!
Rev Mrs John R Sullivan And son David
we are very sorry about hear about your dad
our love be with you June and family at this time
From Rev and Mrs John r Sullivan and son David
Dear June and Family
So sorry to hear about your Dads passing.Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.
Bernard and family
Barry & Heather Oickle
Dear June & Family :
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family as you go through this difficult time.
Barry & Heather Oickle
June, so sorry about your Dad’s passing. I am so glad I was with him on his last trip to Rossignol camp – lots of happy memories there. Both Vicki and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this sad time.
Your Dad was one of the nicest,easy going men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.He was a man of great knowledge on life in our woods and waters,and seeing him in those pictures with his legs crossed and grin on his face,made me realise how important he was here,and how quiet he was about it.He was someone who always had a good story,and always happy to help where he could.A good man who led a good life,and left lots of good memories.Please accept my condolences
Suzanne & Ron Frail
So sorry to hear of Ilane’s passing. Ron will miss his dry humour and the knowledge he passed along. Thinking of you and your family at this time of sorrow.
Suzanne, Ron and Spencer
Al and Sadie Huskins
Dear June and Family as well as Lorne and Connie,
We wish to extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy at
this difficult time.Please know our thoughts and prayers are with
you. Ilane was an inspiration to anyone who knew him with his
determination to keep going and his willingness to help others.
Al and Sadie Huskins
Doug and Pat Cross
June: To lose a parent is a sad thing, he was always there and was a great comfort to you. He had a really strong spirit and a will to live, was kind and gentle. He reminded me of my own Dad in a lot of ways. Love for his family and a smile for everyone, it always seems like they are taken too soon, no matter how old they are, we would like to keep them with us forever. We share in your time of sorrow and hope these thoughts will give you some comfort. God Bless, Doug and Pat.
Don & Sandra Kimball
Just found out about Ilane’s passing, so sad to hear. We will always remember his kindness toward us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Don and Sandra
Nancy , Arthur and Chance
Dearest June and family :We have been neighbours for only a short while and can’t imagine life without Ilane. He was a great freind and a very special person. He will be sadly missed by all.
Sorrry to hear about your dad; always loved Ilane, he was always the same when ever I would see him. Love to you all.
My thoughts & prayers are of you during this time. I was fortunate to meet Mr. Lewis on two occaisions. He was a very gentle & sweet man. Take good care! Karen Colp (coworker of Sheila)
I used to work with Ilane,30yrs ago at the dept. of highways an had not seen him for years until this summer, when I stopped into Noah,s one day for gas.and he happened to be there.I,m glad I run across him an had a chance to have a little visit.I,m sorry for your loss,Ilane was a very nice person an I enjoyed spending time with him.