On his 71st birthday, Franklyn Strum of Blockhouse passed away peacefully at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater after a short battle with cancer. Born in Cornwall, Frankie was the eldest son of the late Reginald and Lillian Strum.
Frankie spent most of his career in the scalloping industry as a mate with Scotia Trawlers and Clearwater. He then finished his fishing days with Northern Harvest. He was happiest in the woods cutting hardwood and growing Christmas trees. Frankie enjoyed his vegetable garden, making hay, and daily truck drives with his dog, Shadow.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Michelle and Melinda, grandson, Holden MacLennan; sisters, Fran Rafuse, Barbara (Gary) Adams, Uda Robar, Nancy (Ted) Sologuk; brother, Walter (Eileen) Strum; brothers-in-law, John (Marie) and Jim Wentzell; niece and nephews.
Besides his parents, Frankie was predeceased by brothers-in-law Bobby Wentzell and Reid Risser; and his very special uncle, Harold Strum.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg. A small gathering was held for family and close friends on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at the family home.
In lieu of flowers, if those desire memorial donations may be made to the VON, Lunenburg County or to the Fishermen’s Memorial Monument, Lunenburg. www.sweenyfunerahome.ca