Te(c)klenburg, Franciscus Theodorus Antoinetta “Frank”

August 25, 1930 – November 30, 2020

The last piece of Halibut has been cut, fried, wrapped in newspaper, and served. Time to turn the lights off and rest.

Frank passed away in Sudbury, Ontario on November 30, 2020.

Born in Tilburg Holland, he immigrated to Canada in April of 1952. He married Catharina (Rinie) Hannenberg in 1960 and together they had one son. Frank travelled around the world, loved to sail, played piano, owned, and operated 2 seafood restaurants and a fish & chip wagon in Barrie, ON. He spent most of his retirement between his homes in Innisfil Beach, ON and Florida. His last few years were spent in Sudbury, ON at Extendicare Falconbridge Retirement Home.

He leaves behind to remember him, his partner Muriel Vogel of Florida, his Son Frank (Alexis) 3 grandchildren, Jason (Karla), Ashlea (Davin), and Danielle (Scott), 4 great grandsons, Michael, Connor, Eli, and Lincoln. His sisters­­­­­­ Jacqueline Burgering, Mieke Struycken, Jose’ Ghering and two sister in-laws, Han Teklenburg and Anke Teklenburg, as well as many family members in Holland, Canada, and other parts of the world. He also has numerous friends and acquaintances met over a lifetime well lived.

As Frank’s son, I wanted to say, a sincere thank you to Marion Quigley, his niece, who has been a constant in his world for the past few years in Sudbury. Her time and caring have made a great difference to his wellbeing.

A special thank you to the staff at Extendicare. They have made his time there enjoyable and his last few days comfortable and for that I am grateful. Frank will be cremated, and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.


3 Condolences

  1. My father, John Van Niekerk, was a friend of Frank’s when he had Frank’s on Blake St. in Barrie.
    We all enjoyed the fish “best in town”. Frank was an avid sailor and sailed his Shark sailboat out
    of the Barrie Yacht club. In 1978 , I bought a Grampian 22 from RCYC in Toronto. I needed a trailer
    to bring it to Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie. Frank was kind enough to lend me his Shark trailer so I could launch our keel boat in the Bay. He was a true gentleman and a true friend to my father and our family. Please accept our sincere condolences on behalf of the Van Niekerk family.
    Adrian and Gail Van Niekerk
    Barrie, Ontario

    By: Adrian Van Niekerk
    December 7, 2020
  2. So sorry for your loss, Didnt know where he had gone to, but sure missed his Fish and Chips that where so yummy, My late hubby loved the food too. He will be missed for sure, the King of the Fish kitchen. Drat I can just taste them now.
    Know the others will feel the same as me, Sometimes I got more orders then needed, but also had friends to help eat and enjoy.

    By: Carol ( Hand ) Bell
    December 7, 2020
  3. He sounds like a truly outstanding citizen. The words written about him here are the first I’ve ever heard of him. His grandson, Jason, and I met in the restaurant industry in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 2002. He and I immediately connected over two things: music and food. After reading about Frank, I can’t help but think that Frank lives on in Jason today.

    By: Rogan Hennie
    December 5, 2020

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