A lifetime resident of the area, Frank Mullen passed away at the Carefor Hospice in Cornwall, on Saturday, February 11, 2012, following a 14 year battle with cancer. He was 83.
Born in Inkerman, Ontario, on April 12, 1929, to his parents John and Mary Mullen (nee Kelly), Frank married Dolores Hess in July of 1958, and resided in Ottawa, where he gained employment with Voyageur Colonial Bus lines. Frank drove bus for this company for 35 years.
Frank and Dolores relocated to the Morrisburg area in 1963, and acquired their first home in 1965, in Williamsburg, where Dolores taught at the local school.
With lifelong friends Rae and Betty Casselman, they built and opened The Charcoal Pit, a place where you could grab a burger or a shake and sit and visit with friends.
Frank continued to drive bus and decided to venture into the tour industry. He owned and operated Frank’s Tours taking many country music fans from the area to Nashville Tenn., sun seekers to Florida and many other destinations.
Frank was always very personable, and he always made sure every trip was memorable.
Frank is survived by his son Darrin Mullen of Morrisburg, daughter Devon Wells of Williamsburg, and by his grandchildren Konnor Mullen, Cobie Wells and Robert Bird.
He was predeceased by brothers Kevin and Leo and sisters Rita Kaufman, Honora Spurrell and Bernadette Hogan.
He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg Ontario, on Saturday April 14th from noon until the time of a memorial service at 2 p.m.
Donations to Carefor Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.