Franklin "Frank" Mercey

Franklin ‘Frank’ Mercey, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at his home, on Saturday, May 27, 2023. He was 89.

Born on September 28, 1933, in Hanover, to the late Joseph and Clara Ann (nee Gross) Mercey. Many will remember Frank for his many years of service at the local secondary school, “JDSS”, where he was employed for 25 years or for his two decades of work at the Knechtel Furniture Company.  Frank was a dedicated long-time member of the local Knights of Columbus. Family meant everything to Frank.  He was a caring and loving family man, who adored spending time with his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Survived by loving wife Shirley (nee Weber) Mercey, of Hanover.  Dear father of Janice of P.E.I., Richard (Heather) of Long Point, Stuart (Kathryn) of Orangeville, Rob (Nancy) of Uxbridge, and Jason (Nicolina) of Beamsville.  Cherished Grandpa of Alexandra (Mike), Eric (Rebecca), Jaxon (Andrea), Alyse (Patrick), Ben, Angelica, Serenity, and Great Grandpa of Quinn, Cole and Aurora. Predeceased by his siblings Madeline, Helen, Harold, Wilfred, Alvin, and Adrian.  

Visitation will be held at Holy Family Church, Hanover, on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 10-10:45 am, where a funeral mass will follow at 11 am, at Holy Family Church, Hanover. Father Romelito Guillen officiating. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover.  For those unable to attend the funeral mass, it will be live streamed on the church YouTube page and available for viewing at the following link:

Memorial donations to the Holy Family Church Building Fund, Hanover Hospital Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation, or Kidney Foundation are appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Public Condolences

We will miss you Frank. It always brightened up our day to see you. Condolences to Shirley and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Jen and Will Shannon
June 18, 2023

Our deepest sympathy to all

- Randy and Vicki (Litt) Dickert
June 2, 2023

So sorry for your loss, I can't imagine the pain and grief at this time. Offering you all my sympathy......Steve

- Steve Pegelo
June 1, 2023

Aunt Shirley and Family.
Heartfelt condolences to you and the family on Frank.s passing. He will always be with you,watching over you and his family but just out of sight!
His laughter will alwys echo in your thoughts and he will always be smiling at you and his family.
Rodger, Linda, Matthew & Micheal Lang

- Rodger Lang
June 1, 2023

Many memories of great Uncle Frank, who was also my godfather.
He was a quiet and gentle man, kind and loved a conversation. He will be missed. Shirley and family - our condolences.

- Laurie & Rick Symonds
June 1, 2023

My sincere condolences to you Shirley, and the rest of the family. I know how much he will be missed, and no words can truly capture this. He was a lovely man, my mum Peggy also remembers him fondly and sends her condolences. Thinking of you all and sending prayers during this sad time. His legacy will continue through all of you.
With love Karen

- Karen Whiting and family
May 31, 2023

Dear Shirley & family:
My sincere condolences on your loss. Memories are a great source of comfort during this time. Know you are in my prayers . Sincerely, Irene Serre

- Irene Serre
May 31, 2023

Dear Shirley and family,
We extend our deepest sympathy to you in the passing of Frank. May God give you strength and consolation during this difficult time. We will miss seeing Frank at Holy Family Church. You are in out thoughts and prayers.
Doug and Marie McGilvray

- Doug and Marie McGilvray
May 31, 2023

So sorry for your loss, Jan and family.

- Nancy and Brian McCabe
May 31, 2023

Our condolences. Although Frank's passing was not unexpected the finality is still a surprise and shocking.
We hope the lasting memories of great family times will help to get through these difficult days.
Marj and Al Martin

- Marj and Al Martin
May 30, 2023

Shirley & Family
My sympathy to you "Shirley & Family "
In my thoughts & prayers

- Jean Schnurr
May 30, 2023

Our deepest condolences to our dear brother-in-law Rob and to the entire Mercey family, we are thinking of you all at this time.
Sue & Paul

- Susan Hamilton
May 30, 2023

Sorry to hear of Franks passing. Around the corner good neightbours for many years Jerry (Liz) Kueneman

- Gerry Kueneman
May 30, 2023

Shirley and family ..Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

- Brad and Charlotte Reay
May 29, 2023

Our sincere sympathy to you Shirley and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

- Doug and Sheila long
May 29, 2023

Dear Shirley and family, so sorry for your loss. Frank reminded us alot of Wilfred, a quiet gentle sole.

- David and shirley Mercey
May 29, 2023

Rob and Nancy

No matter how expected it is, losing a loved one is not easy. Rob, we extend our sincerest sympathies to you, Nancy, your mother and the rest of your family. May your pain be eased by the precious memories you have of your father. Keep them always in your heart.
BarBara and Bryan (Harris)

- BarBara and Bryan Harris
May 29, 2023

Dear Shirley and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Frank was a very nice man and he will really be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time. Rest In Peace, Frank.
Ray and Pat Pegelo and family.

- Ray and Pat Pegelo
May 29, 2023

Dear Shirley and family. My sincere condolences on the passing into eternal life of beloved Frank. He was a kind, gentle and friendly man who will be sorely missed. My apologies for not being able to attend the visitation and Mass of Christian Burial as I am in Sydney, Australia, for another week. May Frank's soul, and the souls of all the other faithful, rest in eternal peace. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

- Francis-Joseph Gross
May 29, 2023


May 29, 2023

Our heartfelt condolences to your family. Our thoughts are with you as you journey through this time of sadness of losing a father.
Memories will live forever, wishing you nothing but the good ones from this day onwards.

- Wayne and Susan Hume
May 29, 2023

Sincere condolences to the entire family

- Gary Rouw
May 29, 2023

Sorry for your loss.

- David Mersy
May 29, 2023

Aunt Shirley and family. Our deepest sympathy Uncle Franklin was a wonderful person and he had a great sense of humour. ❤️

- Linda Baltzer
May 29, 2023

very nice man

- dave campell
May 29, 2023

Shirley and Family. So sorry to hear of Franks passing.Our sincere sympathies.

- Marlene Lipskie
May 29, 2023

My sincere condolences to the family. Such a great man. Hold tight to the memories.

- Steve reay
May 29, 2023

My condolences to the family.

- Gary Mersy
May 29, 2023

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Uncle Frank. A kind and gentle person, loved by all

- Dawn Brownlee
May 29, 2023

Dear Shirley and family, Jeff has been part of your family and the Merceys all part of the Wilkinsons. Sending our heartfelt condolences to everyone.

- Sandra Hall & Jeff Wilkinson
May 29, 2023

My sympathy to Franks family WE were in Holy Family grade School in the late 1930s and charter members of the Knight of Columbus Bill Schinbein

- William Schinbein
May 29, 2023

Dear Shirley and family
Steve and I are so sorry 😢 to hear of your loss
Our condolences to each and every member of the family.
May your memories be a guide and bring comfort at this difficult time
Marion and Steve

- Marion and Stevie Arbing
May 29, 2023

Dear Shirley and Family…..So very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Husband and Father. Doug has many happy memories working with Frank at JDSS. Our heartfelt sympathy to you all at this sad time. May all the beautiful memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Doug and Gladys Ewart

- Doug and Gladys Ewart
May 29, 2023

Dear Aunt Shirley and very saddened to hear that Uncle Frank has passed. My family and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. I'm sure this will leave a huge hole in all of your hearts but God will ease your heartache given time and wonderful memories.

- Susan Galbraith (Weber)
May 29, 2023

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