Francis “Frank” Cromwell

CROMWELL, Francis Joseph – Passed away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on Thursday, January 10th, 2019, Frank Cromwell, age 87 years. Predeceased by his wife Kay (Catherine)(nee Terry)(January 2014) and son Paul (October 1997). Leaving to mourn are his sons: Frank Jr., and Darrin (Michelle) and his family; step-son, Tony (Cindy); daughter, Denise (Barry); step-daughter, Patricia; and his sister, Carol (John). Frank will also be greatly missed by his 4 grandchildren: Katie, Jamie, Kenneth and Darion; his special aunt Theresa Rockwell; as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Our Dad was a well-known musician who played drums, mandolin and harmonica. Dad loved to play and entertain with the boys. He loved family, friends, music and most of all life itself. Dad was the last surviving member of the famous “Leo Michael Orchestra” from the 1940’s to the 1970’s. He played with his three uncles – Leo, Mickey and Freddie Michael. He was the first original drummer on CBC’s hit series “All Around the Circle”. The family would like to thank his special caregivers Doris Dawe and Elizabeth Martin, for the love and care shown to our Dad. We are greatly saddened and will miss you dearly, Dad. We love you and will always remember you. Thank you for making us laugh all the time. Until we meet again. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Barrett’s Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Funeral mass will take place from the Basilica of St. John the Baptist on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 9:30am, with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the SPCA. To view the online memorial guest book or leave a message of condolence, please visit

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