Fralic, Cecil Frederick, 84, of Milton, Queens County, formerly of Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 9th, 2014, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, after a short illness.
Cecil was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Born in Beach Meadows, on January 14th, 1930, he was a son of the late Andrew and Maude (Pye) Fralic.
In Cecil’s earlier years, he worked in the woods at the game sanctuary in Liscombe, Guysborough County. He then worked a short time at the Bowater Mersey Paper Plant as a stevedore, before going to sea. He served on the many Bowater Mersey Paper Ships, spending his last nine years on “The Vinland”. He then worked on the Tug Boat, “Sandy Lake”, as Mate Chief, for a short time before captaining the tug boat, “The Indian Lake”. Cecil also sailed on the Gypsum Boats, out of Hantsport. After retiring from the sea, he worked for over 25 years as an auto body mechanic at the Cornerbrook Garage Body Shop, until his retirement. He had many hobbies, some of his favorites were, listening to old western music, sitting around and strumming his guitar, going to variety shows, card parties, playing crib, and in his younger years he enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling around the countryside. Cecil was a member of the Activity Seniors Club, Liverpool, and the Cornerbrook Echo Seniors Club.
He is survived by his loving wife, the former Emily White; granddaughters Melissa Fralic, Kristen Fralic; grandsons Cory Fralic, Eric Fralic, all from Ontario; stepdaughters Cindy Hanley, Annette White; stepson Allan White; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Margaret Oxford; son, Eric; sisters, Effie Pace, Goldie Barkhouse, Ida Meisner, Lena Hawes, Florence Dexter, Hilda Cross; brothers Ross and Lee.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., in the Beach Meadows Community Cemetery. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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sorry for your loss, hugs
Emily, so sorry to hear of Cecil passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you & the family. Take Care & GOD Bless.
Bella and Jordan Oickle, Bernie Roy
Sorry to hear of Cecil’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Cecil.
Clyde and David Whynot
Emily we are very to hear about your loss our thought and prayers are with you and your family
Eleanor & Garnet
Emily, so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
David & Judy Whynott of mersey point
Emily and family we are so sorry to hear of your loss, although I have only known Cecil for a short time I found him a quiet and nice person. we are thinking of you at this time.
Gertrude Waters, Freda Norman
So sorry to hear of the passing of our Uncle Cecil. Take comfort in knowing that we are all thinking of you and your immediate family at this time.
Bonnie and Al Jippes
Emily, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
Betty Lou Wamboldt and Family
To Emily and family:
Sorry to hear of Uncle Cecil passing. I think of you often, take care
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband (Uncle Cecil) I am Goldies daughter and Ted Barkhouse is my brother. I never really knew Uncle Cecil as when he would come down to Mums in Port dufferin I was only a child and I think the last time I saw him was long, long ago when his brother Ross died and that was years ago. Again Ièm very sorry for your loss . and you have your children to help you through this hard time. Helen Walsh
Terry and Darlene Hawes
Emily and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult time; Uncle Cecil was a kind-hearted fellow who always displayed a wonderful sense of humour.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Darren Whynot / Lisa Tarr
Very sorry for your loss may you all find comfort in knowing that we are thinking of you all at these hard times
Catherine and Murray Steele
Aunt Emily, Cindy, Annette and Allan;
So sorry for your loss. You have our sincere condolences on Cecil’s passing.
Hugs to you all. Love you!!!
So sorry to hear of your loss, I know what you are going through, I lost my “Cecil” in April, we played cards together many times with you both back in Waterloo.You and Cecil were such lovely folks.You have my deepest sympathy.
william and beth,billy hawes
sorry to here of uncle Cecil passing
Doris Wentzell, Kathleen and Ron
We were sorry to hear of Cecil’s passing. Doris always enjoyed a visit from Cecil when he was home from Newfoundland and in the last few years from Cecil and Emily. During berry season Cecil always arrived with a quart of bright red strawberries for her to enjoy. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Cory and Leanne
Cecil lived his last few years of life happily married to the love of his life, Emily, our grandmother. He will be missed dearly. Lovely obituary and pictures. Lots of love xox
Emily I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you and the family.
Prayers and hugs
Remembering Cecil’s smiling face at the card parties in Caledonia and area. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I will phone you so we can chat in the near future.
Carol and Leonard Hughes
Please remember that you are not alone…we are always here for you.
Dear Emily and family,I am so sorry for your loss of my uncle Cecil,He has always been my uncle from far away But he was always in our thoughts.They are all gone now but I am sure we will see them again when the time comes.May GOD be with you and your family at this sad time.
Just found out that Cecil had passed away this summer. I was a very good friend of his son Eric. I also knew Margaret and his grandchildren. So sorry for your loss. Had some good times with Cecil when I visited them in Cornerbrook.