Franklin Louis Fekete

June 23, 1965 – August 4, 2023

It is with great sadness the family of Franklin Louis Fekete, announce his peaceful passing, at home with his family by his side.  

Frankie leaves to mourn his wife Shannon, son Cody, his brother Joey (Tammy and children), his mother-in-law, Peggy, sister-in-law, Debbie (Ray), brother-in-law, Bobby, his nieces, Karrissa and Brandy, nephews, Tyson and Keenan, his great-nephews, Jaxyn, Leo and Karter and his namesake great-niece, Avagail Frankie.  He also leaves many wonderful friends.  

He was pre-deceased by his mother and father, Pat and Frank Fekete, two uncles John (Nellie) and Hendy (Maria) Lee and 2 aunts, Mary (Stan) Wood and Rose (Fred) Appelt , and father-in-law, Laurie Clarke.  

Frankie was born in Selkirk, Manitoba, where he remained his entire 58 years.  He loved music and he went everywhere with his ‘tunes’ , especially his favourite muscian Bob Seger.  He loved aviation and building models from a young age and throughout his entire life. His most successful model, the Titanic was displayed at the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature as part of the Titanic Exibition.  They even made souveniers (fridge magnets and keychains) to sell in the gift shop from his Titanic.    

He loved collecting coins, his favourite team merchandise and of course, his favourite Godzilla and had every movie ever made. He enjoyed working on puzzles and diamond art, especially these last years, as he liked to keep busy.  He loved to garden and take care of his fruit trees.  He was also a die hard CFL and NHL fan and as we all know, his favourite teams were The Boston Bruins and Edmonton Elks. He loved bicycling and would bike to work through the whole year, even the winter.  

Frankie took pride in caring for everything he had, from his vehicles, to his home, yard and valued a good friendship and as many of his friends have said, he was a good friend.  

Frankie was a union steelworker, working in a few steel plants in his career and took pride in his work ethic, never missing a day if he could help it.  

No words could ever express how saddened we are, but we are sure, he is no longer in pain and watching over us.  We loved him tremendously and our memories will last forever.   

Frankie planned a party on July 22, 2023, so he could enjoy the company of friends and family.  As per Frankie’s wishes, no formal service will be held.  Cremation has taken place and a private burial will be held at a later date.

Family and friends are invited to share memories and condolences on Frankie’s memorial page by using the comment field below.

11 thoughts on “Franklin Louis Fekete

  1. Melissa Fontaine-Simpson

    I’m fortunate to have had known Frankie first as little kids, then as good friends and super blessed when he joined my 2nd family, the Clarke’s. It’s a rare person who passes on that leaves us with so many great memories that we smile immediately instead of being sad. He achieved exactly what he wanted for us left behind,
    “Focus on my life, not my end”
    Miss you my friend and thank you leaving me with smiles and love 💕

  2. Dr Carolyn Weiss

    Our thoughts are with you all. Frankie is a bright light in all our lives.

  3. Karen and Bill Sinclair

    Our deepest condolences , Shannon, Cody and family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Sending all our love.
    Karen and Bill

  4. Melanie Sauve

    Shannon, and Cody, I was so very sorry to hear of Frankie’s passing. Through your memories and stories of him, he will be kept close in your heart and live on.
    Thinking of you, love Melanie S

  5. alan shackleford

    We went to school together till grade 12 Franky was an awesome guy with lots of laughter!! R.I.P.

  6. Myrna Saunders

    So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


    I remember snowmobiling at hidden valley in East Selkirk in the early 80’s, Frank was on a toboggan pulled by another snowmobile when he fell off and I ran him over with my sled. He jumped up and said everything is ok, I’m ok, later on that night we looked at his legs , he had two large ski lines over both of his legs.

  8. Chris Okell

    RIP Frankie. You were one of a kind and you will be greatly missed. I tell stories about you all the time. You made me laugh so hard.

  9. Wendall Gray

    Shanny, so sorry to hear about Frankie’s passing. Our prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
    Love Wendall, Beryl and Emily

  10. Maurice Gowen

    So sorry to hear about your loss Shannon, he will be missed by everyone who knew him

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