ISON, Frank – On Friday, December 21, 2018, in his 101st year at Sunnybrook Hospital, Veteran’s Wing. Frank Ison, beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Loving father and father-in-law of Lenore and Wayne, Ellen and Marty, Jonathan and Anne, Marc and Tammy, and Joanne and the late Peter. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Harry and Lily, Mort and Gwen, and Beatrice. Cherished Zaidy of Jedediah, Daniel and Jennifer, Eden, Cameron, Adam, and Samantha. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Nobody didn’t like Frank. To achieve that level of likability in his 100 years on earth is no small achievement, and only one of many. Frank was a WW II veteran, a hard-working and successful business man, a veteran left fielder, a joyous singer, a wacky joke teller, a magician, a comedian, and a mensch. But two achievements stand apart. Through the years of illness of his late wife Dorothy, Frank did not waver. Did not shirk. Did not withhold. He explained, “When we got married, I made a promise…” and fill that promise he did. The second: he was the Family Man that all men can aspire to be. From his parents, his brothers, his kids, his grandchildren, from the aunts, uncles, in-laws, cousins, and friends who were part of his 100 years of life, he did not waver, shirk, or withhold. Frank…dad… you left a big hole… and big shoes to fill… and you gave us all so much. We love you. Rest now.