It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Joseph Gouthro, age 94 on Sunday, April 19th, 2020 in Irishvale.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Ryan) Gouthro.
Frank worked for 47 years at the Sydney Steel Plant. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport and a Veteran of World War Two. Frank was an avid sports fan and was very competitive. He loved watching the Toronto Blue Jays games. In his younger years he enjoyed playing baseball and hockey. Frank also enjoyed reading, playing washer toss, cards and solving crossword puzzles. He had a great sense of humour and quick wit. He could always be seen at the Miners Forum every Wednesday night cheering on his sons and grandsons.
The thing that Frank enjoyed most in his long life was always being near his family. He is survived by daughters, Alice Shavhel, Georgina MacDonald, Frances MacIntyre (Pius), Karen White (Keith), foster child, Pauline Achieng Okach, sons, Tommy (Linda), Jimmy (Veronica), Allan, Georgie (Sheila) and Richard Gouthro. Frank will be dearly missed by his 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Mary (MacDonald) Gouthro, son, Dan Gouthro, granddaughters, Tammy Gouthro, Felicia Gouthro and great grandson, Brandon MacIntyre.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Center, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 11 am in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport followed by burial in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Fr. Dan Boudreau officiating.
Memorial donations in memory of Frank may be made to a charity of one’ choice. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
DUE TO SEATING RESTRICTIONS, WE ASK THAT EVERYONE REMAIN IN THEIR CARS IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT UNTIL THE FAMILY ARRIVE AND ARE SEATED.