In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Francis Timothy (Frank) Stanislow


Leading Seaman Radar Plotter, 19242-H, RCN


Born: 10 Aug 1933, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Died: 20 Nov 1923, Halifax, Nova Scotia


STANISLOW, Francis Timothy (Frank) - Born in Glace Bay August 10, 1933, to Frank and Violet (Griffin) Stanislow, Dad, called Fronoush by his family, grew up just off the ‘Avenue’ on Stanley Street with his four siblings. During his later school years, his best buddy Harry Babstock and he set off spontaneously one morning to enlist in the navy for what, at that time, was a secure income and a guarantee of some great adventures. Dad served as Leading Seaman in the radar plot division. First on HMCS Athabaskan with the HMCS Huron being his most memorable service. His time in the navy brought him to ports around the world. Upon arrival back home from the Korean War theatre, he began his lifetime career as an air traffic controller in Gander, Newfoundland. There, he and mom met, got married and started a family. Shortly after the arrival of their first child, he took a position at Halifax International Airport, where he spent the rest of his working life with his ‘second family’, his fellow controllers. The following years would bring four more children and a home in Woodlawn where the family grew up. He was a dedicated husband and father who was immersed in family life, teaching the kids to swim at the lake, piling everyone into the car for regular trips to visit the grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins at his family home in Cape Breton, driving kids to the rink or the pool and having often-heated discussions around the dinner table at nightly family meals. He was an avid reader, curious about all sorts of topics, and loved to share knowledge or debate current issues. His main recreational pursuits were hockey in winter and golf in summer. He was a lifelong member at Brightwood Golf Club in Dartmouth. He spent his later years at Camp Hill Veterans Hospital in Halifax and our family will forever be grateful to all of the people there who befriended him and provided compassionate and excellent care. His ‘extended family’ on Jubilee East will always be remembered by our family. He is survived by his beloved wife, Clara (Wakish); daughter, Terry (Dave); sons, Chris (Rosemary), Tim (Julie), Brian (Mary Lou); daughter, Stefanie (Ross); granddaughters, Katherine (Alex) and Ceilidh (Tyler); great-granddaughter, Isabelle; brother, Charlie (Julie); sisters, Mary (Rannie), Annie (Art); as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and younger brother, Patrick. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas More (Christ the King) on Wednesday, November 29th, at 10 a.m. No reception and no flowers by request.


Ships served in:


HMCS HURON - Served in HURON for her 3rd Korean War Tour as an LS.RP1



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