Calvin Frook

Calvin Frook

Calvin William Henry Frook, of Brant Township, passed away at home on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. He was 85.

Born in Brant Township on October 4, 1937 to the late Carl and Mabel (Leifso) Frook. Calvin farmed for his whole life and took great pride in his work. He enjoyed the life that farming provided and worked hard all his life with Elsie by his side. He was a devoted lifetime member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Brant and was very active with various boards, even making the last annual meeting this past Sunday.

Survived by his wife Elsie (nee Lang) of Brant Township. Dear father of Sherry Lynn (Keith) Bruder, John Frook both of Brant Township, Steven Frook of Didsbury, Alberta, Donna (Steve) Yates of Walkerton, Fred Frook of Didsbury, Alberta, Kelly Ann (Barry) Heaney of Walkerton, Carl (Marcia) Frook of Brant Township and Alec Woodward of Port Elgin. Dearly loved grandpa of Ben Bruder, Cody (Jocelyn) Bruder, Laura Richardson (Tommy), Allison Frook (Michael), John Jr. Frook (Emily), Jessica Frook (Brody), Austin Frook, Sierra Frook, Christian Yates, Kellyn Yates (Hunter), Claire Yates, Kieran Yates, Sydney Frook (Kyle), Darcy Frook (Wesley), Connor Heaney, Neil Heaney, Ray Heaney, Finn Heaney, Amelia Frook (Josh), Olivia Frook, Eric Frook, and by his great grandchildren Ethan (Jagoda), Eli, Wesley, Hudson, Davis, Brady, Jase, Luke, Ryder, Reece, Rayna and Ava. Fondly remembered by his siblings Bev (Dorothy) Frook , Ken (Nancy) Frook, Merla Cook, Marilyn Mighton (John Mighton), Marianne Jacklin and Karen (Don) Wilson. He will be remembered by his sisters in law Nancy Frook and Shirley Lang, brothers in law Victor Bell and Bill Tramer as well as many close friends, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his brother Harry, sisters Grace (Robert) Osterndorff, Linda Tramer, Dorothy Bell and brothers in law Neil Cook, Fred Jacklin, and Alfred Lang.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday, February 20, 2023 from 1-3 pm & 6-8 pm. Due to seating capacity limitations, a Private Family Funeral Service and Interment will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Brant Township – the funeral will be recorded and available for viewing on the funeral home obituary page following the service. All are welcome to attend a casual Memorial Come-and-Go on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 1:30-4:30 pm at the Elmwood Community Centre to celebrate Calvin’s life.

Memorial donations to St. Peters Lutheran Church - Brant Township or to the Saugeen Hospice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 

VIDEO: Tribute Slideshow

VIDEO: Funeral Service & Celebration of Life




Public Condolences

Rest in Peace, Calvin. My condolences to the family.

- Frank Lamont
March 12, 2023

Dear Steve and Family
We were very sorry to hear about the death of your father. We wanted you know that we are thinking of you and all the family.
With our love and condolence.

- Brian & Beryl Colling
March 1, 2023

We were saddened to hear of Calvin's passing. Our thoughts are with the family as you reminisce the family time you shared with him.

- Mark &Michele Smailes
February 24, 2023

Carl and Marcia: So sad to hear about your Dad. Happy memories will help fill the unhappy moments. Carol and family.

- Carol Faelker
February 24, 2023

My sincere condolences to you Elsie and your family, Barbara McCallum

- Barbara McCallum
February 23, 2023

Elsie and Family- My Heartfelt Condolences in Calvin's passing. He will be sorely missed by many. Your memories are many and are your treasures to console you in the days ahead.
Hugs- Wayne Burrow

- Wayne Burrow
February 22, 2023

Elsie and family, so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

- Jane and Ben Eckensweiler
February 22, 2023

Dear Elsie and family, You are in our thoughts during this difficult and very sad time. The funeral for Calvin was a great tribute to an awesome man and a life well lived. He sure was proud of his family. Cherish all those wonderful memories you each have of your dad, grandpa, and great grandpa. Hugs to all of you as you move forward in the days to come!

- Janice and Todd Sweiger
February 22, 2023

Dear Elsie and Family,

Our sincere condolences to you and your family as we learned of Calvin's passing. I know that you have many special memories and good times that you will cherish and keep close in your heart.

Warmest wishes,
Dave and Linda Livingston

- Linda Livingston
February 22, 2023

Thinking of you. Cherish your memories. Take care, Shelley & Todd Ferguson

- Shelley & Todd Ferguson
February 22, 2023

Condolences to all family and friends - lots of loved ones listed in the memoriam, Only a fraction of the lives Calvin touched. Gone but never forgotten. Thinking of you - our love passed along.

- Nelson & Daphne
February 22, 2023

Our condolences to you all. Very sad to hear this news. Wish we could have attended the celebration of life today. RIP Calvin.

- Grant and Cindy Logie
February 21, 2023

Dear Elsie and family - We are so sorry for your loss. Cherish all those memories! Thinking of all of you at this time.

- Steve and Suzanne White
February 21, 2023

My deepest sympathies to all you guys! He was a great man!!
Del Neuman

- Del Neuman
February 21, 2023

Elsie and family,

I look back with gratitude and fondness for all the times we would be gathered together, visiting, celebrating and often helping out with chores. It was always fun. Calvin and your entire family will continue to hold a special place in my heart. Christine and I send your our sincere condolences.

- Kevin Dupuis
February 21, 2023

We are thinking of the entire family as you are all going through this very difficult time… wonderful man… he gave us all such beautiful memories to hold dear in our hearts ♥️… he will be missed beyond measure by so many … sending love & prayers to all. Penny & Dave

- Penny Wardrop
February 21, 2023

Steve, Austin and Sierra,
We were very sorry to hear of your Father/ Grandfather's passing.
Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Terry and Steven Clark

- Steven J. Clark
February 21, 2023

Elsie and family you have our sincere condolences on the passing of Calvin.
Carolyn and Brian Wilhelm

- Carolyn wilhelm
February 21, 2023

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Calvin. We were saddened to hear of his passing. We are thinking of you all at this very difficult time.


Dwayne, Robyn, Brontae and Dalan Frook

- The Four Frooks
February 21, 2023

Sorry for your loss to Steve and Frook family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Len Metcalfe
February 21, 2023

Elsie and family,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Calvin. Our thoughts are with you as you celebrate his life and your wonderful memories.
Brian & Karen

- Brian & Karen MacTavish
February 20, 2023

Our condolences to Elsie and family. Sorry for your loss, treasure the memories.

- Ronald & Carol McTeer
February 20, 2023

Elsie & Family,

We were so sorry to hear of Calvin's passing. He was always so willing to stop and have a chat, while sharing a laugh. We wish you all strength in the days ahead.

Dan & Dionne Papineau & Family

- Dionne & Dan Papineau
February 20, 2023

Sending our sincere condolelences to you Elsie & family
Hugs Calvin will be deeply missed.

- Bob & Marg Burrell
February 20, 2023

Our deepest condolences to Elsie and family on the passing of Calvin. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Al and Kim Thomson

- Kim and Al Thomson
February 20, 2023

Our condolences to Elsie and family. Calvin you were truly a great Brant pioneer. My good friend for 60+ years. Bruce & Bev Gateman

- Bruce Gateman
February 20, 2023

With deepest sympathy to Elsie and all the Frook family in this difficult time. My thoughts are with you

- Gary Yost
February 20, 2023

Dear Elsie & Family
My personal condolences for your loss of Calvin.
I will always remember the warm welcome and happy times spent at the Frook farm.
May he Rest In Peace.
Mark Jagelewski

- Mark Jagelewski
February 20, 2023

Dear Elsie and family, our sincere condolences to all the Frooks at this sad time. You and Calvin's loving kindness and generosity of spirit helped my family through the most difficult time in our life and will never be forgotten. Sending much love and big hugs from the Dimeck family.

- Paula Dimeck
February 20, 2023

Thinking of you and your family as you celebrate the life of Uncle Calvin.
May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.
All our sympathies
Jill and David

- Jill Frook
February 20, 2023

We are genuinely saddened to hear of the loss of Uncle Calvin. Sending our most heartfelt condolences to our Aunt Elsie, cousins, and family. May he rest in peace.

- Charles and Sonia Tramer
February 20, 2023

Elsie and Family, our deepest condolences to all of you. Calvin will be missed by so many. Thoughts go out to you at this difficult time.
Dawn and Todd

- Todd Yates
February 20, 2023

Our deepest condolences to Carl, Marcia and all the Frook families.

- Ron & Kathie Parker
February 20, 2023

Dearest Elsie and family, I am saddened to hear of Calvin's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. Calvin was a father figure to a lot of us in the 70's. I will never forget your entire families generosity to myself and other. Rest easy Calvin.

- Catie McGarrity
February 20, 2023

Our condolences to the Calvin's family.

- Ed and Anita van Vuuren
February 20, 2023

My Condolences to Calvin's family.

- Ross Lamont
February 20, 2023

We are deeply saddened to learn about Calvin's passing, heartfelt sorrow and condolences, from my family to yours.

The Bate Family

February 19, 2023

Dear Elsie and family,
John and I were saddened to hear about your recent loss. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time. Doug and Donna Bender also wanted us to express their sympathy for your loss. May fond memories from the past and the love of your family surround you at this time.
Heather and John

- Heather and John Bender
February 19, 2023

Elise and family are deepest condolences to you all at this time are prayers and thoughts are with you , Calvin will be deeply missed by all the Jag family

- Rita Jagelewski
February 19, 2023

Dear Elsie and family,
Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Sincere sympathies
Lani and Connie Watson

- Lani and Connie Watson
February 19, 2023

Elsie and family we are very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Calvin
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you gather together to share happy memories

- Larry and Elaine (Ahrens) Frook
February 19, 2023

My deepest sympathies to you Elsie and to your family. I can still hear Cal's laughter and great sense of humour. I have so many fond memories of good times with you both.

- Darquise Lalonde Kimmel
February 19, 2023

Elsie and Family
Our sympathy on the passing of Calvin
Thinking of you!

- Paul and Clarine Schnurr
February 19, 2023

Sending love and deepest sympathies

- Joan kaufman
February 19, 2023

Sincere condolences to Else and all the Frook family! Calvin always took an interest in what was going on in your life. He made sure to say hello, and always made you feel welcome. His vast knowledge , his warm laugh and sense of humour will certainly be missed. Because of how he lived his life, he has left a legacy. His children and generations to come carryon the same principles Calvin displayed, caring for each other and lifting them up. A life well lived. RIP Calvin

- Barry and Doreen Clark
February 19, 2023

Elsie you and your family are in my thoughts . I admired Calvin very much and always felt that he was in the background at St. Peters guilding us . During a difficult time on council he said to us who are we to judge and I think he lived by that . Rest in Peace Calvin you had a wonderful life .
Ruth Dubrick

- Ruth Dubrick
February 19, 2023

Sorry for your loss. My condolences
Randy Schaefer

- Randy Schaefer
February 18, 2023

Sincere condolences to the entire Frook family. So sorry for your loss.

- Gaye Ennett
February 18, 2023

Steve, Austin, Sierra and the Frook family. Our deepest condolences in the loss of your father and grampa. 💞

- Norma and Nelson Goetz
February 18, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you go through this difficult time. In time, may you have peace. We will always remember all the good times that Calvin brought to all the Brant families
Sandra (Monk) and Kevin Grubb

- Sandra (Monk) and Kevin Grubb
February 18, 2023

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