Frank McEvoy passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020 after a long battle with Dementia. Frank was born at home on July 28, 1946 in Semi Wagon Ridge, Barnabe River, New Brunswick.
His father, Louis passed away when Frank was 9 years old leaving his Mom with seven children, Reg, Ann, Catherine, Joanie, Frank, Peggy and Donnie.
Frank joined the Military when he was eighteen. He was posted to various Canadian Armed Forces, across Canada from Montreal, Chatham, Prince George and Lahr Germany as a Military Police Officer
It was in Lahr Germany that he met his wife, Evelyn, who was also in the Military as a Nursing Medic. Their first son, Kevin, was born in Germany. Frank was later posted to the Armed Forces base in Calgary. His Field instructing and teaching in Wainwright left Evelyn with their second son, Darrell. Frank was then posted to Cyprus for a six month tour with NATO. Upon returning from his tour Frank joined the Calgary City Police, excited to finally have the arrival of his daughter, Cindy.
Frank excelled in the Calgary Police Force and retired in 2000 as a Sergeant. Combining his Military and CPS of thirty five years service. He received many awards and accommodations.
Franks other passion was his love of hockey; he coached minor hockey and ringette. He started the Airdrie Thunder Junior Hockey club in 1994-95. He loved working with youths and young men and besides hockey he helped many achieve their goals in life.
Frank has left many wonderful memories with his three children, Kevin(Sandra), Damon and Alena; Darrell (Zeto, his dog), Cindy (Miles), Kya, Jaxon, and Brystol. He loved his grandchildren and his dog gave him so much joy and fun they always brought a big smile to his face.
Frank will never be forgotten for his love of life, sense of humour and kindness and understanding he gave to everyone.
The family thanks Bethany Care Nursing and Care Givers, Dr. Kyne and administration for the very compassionate care given to him in his final days in Airdrie.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Veterans or CPS Wish Foundation.
Frank was a wonderful person. He would come into CPIC and share his humor of the day, and get all of us laughing. I had occasion to be a back up with Frank on a call after becoming a police officer, and it was very engaging to see him in action. Way to young to lose a father and husband! My condolences to the family!
So sad to hear of Frank's passing. Condolences to Evelyn and family. I will never forget the Frank was the one to give me the opportunity to do what I loved and sing the anthem for the Thunder team. I have so many wonderful memories of holding that mic and running the DJ booth for 3 years. I was also lucky enough to grow up right across the street from Frank and Evelyn. He will be missed.
Frank retired from CPS the year I joined. His legacy lived on through countless stories from his previous partner's and colleagues. I eventually got to meet this amazing man shortly after he retired when we were driving bus together. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to get to know Frank. He will be missed. RIP Sarge.
My condolences on the loss of a husband, father and grandfather. Fond memories of Frank after he came to Nelson Rural High School with other great friends (Reggie, Murdock, Clayton, Martin, Wilfred, Paul and others) from Barnaby in the late fifties. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Jim Saunders
We were so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We worked together in Chatham in the late 60's. Thinking of you all and sending love . Howie and Nancy Boyde, Abbotsford B.C.
Sincere condolences Evelyn and family. Frank played a large part in many young lives with his hockey coaching.
My Condolences to Evelyn and Family. Thank you for your service Frank! Rest in Peace!!
Our sincere sympathy to the family’s.
Our sincere condolences to Evelyn and family. We were posted together in Chatham and worked together in Calgary. He was a good man and will surely be missed.
Frank was a rat leader whether MP or CPS. The troops loved him. He may be gone but will never be forgotten.
Dear Evelyn, Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Greg and I are so saddened at the lost of Frank. We have so many wonderful memories of Airdrie and of St Paul’s Parish and your whole family. Greg and Leslie Mathews
Juust heard of Frank's passing - condolences to you Evelyn & the family. Have fond memories of knowing you & Frank in Lahr. Also remember seeing you at MP Reunion in Summerside some years back. A life well lived........
It was with a heavy heart that I learn of Frank's passing, he was dedicated to his family and a true friend to many. Evelyn condolences to you and your family, he will be surely missed but not forgotten. It was a pleasure to see Frank and you at the MP Reunion in Summerside, PEI
Evelyn and family. So so sorry for your loss. Franks was a good friend and Military brother. I will cherish my memories with him as well as you. He is no longer suffering. Pete, Shirley & Jonathan
Evelyn, my sincere condolences. God bless you and your family.
Evelyn and family, My sincere condolences on losing such a good man. Frank and I partnered together back in the mid 80s and in addition to learning an awful lot from Frank about how to be an effective cop, we were both very passionate Flames fans. Later, I remember Frank's excitement and drive when he was establishing the Thunder. Frank had a good moral compass and was a hard worker. He volunteered for all the challenging calls and he was the guy you wanted to have backing you up on those calls. RIP FN2000. You'll always be remembered.
So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of partnering with Frank in the early 80s while I was with CPS. A great police officer. He will be missed.
Evelyn and family, Sincere condolences to you and family. I served with Frank with 1 MP Platoon in Calgary. Frank was my shift IC, and I was blessed by the way he how to write a police report as a Private, a memory I cherish and have shared across the MP Branch over the years. Well respected for his calm leadership and humour, I am grateful to have served with Frank. Rest in Peace my friend. Signed, Dot (Paquette) Cooper, Colonel, Canadian Forces Provost Marshal 2001-2005.
Dear Evelyn & Family, So sorry to hear about Frank. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Kathy & Larry Heffernan
Evelyn, my condolences to you and your family with the passing of Frank. I was fortunate to work alongside Frank during our time in District 4. He wore the uniform of the Police Service with great pride. Along with his sense of community to the the City of Airdrie, he represented the City of Calgary proudly with a dedicated level of service. Rest in Peace Frank
Evelyn! May the Holy Spirit bring you and the family peace and comfort!
Our sincere condolences, Evelyn and family, on your recent loss. I hope the positive memories will support you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Mabel & Kenn
Our Sincere condolences to all of Frank's family, I worked with him back in the sixties in Chatham, he was a super person to know and work with. We were so happy to see him and Evelyn at our re-union in Summerside. RIP Frank.
Our sincerest sympathy goes to you and your family. Frank was such an inspiration to all the kids in hockey. Later with the Thunder, I remember having a great time watching while working in the kitchen - the Thunder - and dancing in the kitchen to AC/DC. Friday nights were fun and in the early years the crowds were great. Thank you Frank - Rest In Peace Cathie and Brian Weber
Please accept our deepest condolences
Evelyn, Kevin, Darrell, Cindy & Family - our deepest sympathy. I am always proud to talk about the great things Frank did for hockey, the community and as a neighbour. He was a well respected mentor and influence on my life and I am certain for many. He will be greatly missed, our hearts are with you.
Fay and i send our deepest condolences to you and your family. The online funeral was good that we could all be part of it.
Condolences from old friends - Howie and Kash! Sincere sympathy - Grace Bates
Dear Evelyn ... my condolences to you and your loved ones .. Thank you for sharing Frank's service on You Tube .. Frank was a good Sergeant to work for and with. I am glad I was able to visit with him and meet you before covid shut everything down.. Retired Cst. Derrick Luxen 2620
To Evelyn, Kevin, Darrell, Cindy and Family. I would like to offer condolences from The Belanger family. I have so many great memories of Frank as our coach. He was a great man. May he Rest In Peace.
Cathy and I are saddened to hear about your loss, we loved Frank and his family. God bless you Evelyn and family.
So sorry to hear about this. I really enjoyed working with Frank in the Alberta Sheriffs.
Sending our sincere condolences to Frankie's family.. Have fond memories of visits at my Aunt Jose's home in Craigville when my cousin's were home..always lots of stories and laughs.. Great memories..
Evelyn and family Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Enjoyed the Thunder hockey days with Frank and the boys. The hours of dedication and time. Special thoughts to all with our prayers.
Dear Evelyn and Family we are so sorry for the loss of our friend Frank, may his soul rest in peace, Hugs and Love. Ennio and Maria
Our condolences, Evelyn, to you and your family. Our prayers are with you all. May he Rest in Peace.
Frank and Evelyn were the most welcoming couple when we arrived in Airdrie in 2003. They opened their home and lives to us and helped with our transition to a new faith community. We will miss our visits with you both, as we have since he was ill. Frank had a good sense of humour, a story teller and fun to be around. Deepest sympathy to Evelyn, Kevin, Daryl, and Cindy and families.
Condolences during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you and your family Cindy. Hugs. Mark, Di & Kaleb
Evelyn & Family, Our sincere sympathy on the passing of Frank. He truly was an amazing man, a friend to all. Judy, & Ed, Tod & Sarah, Rob & Jeanine Pedersen
Dear Eveyln, Kevin, Darrell, Cindy and family - our sincere condolences from our family. We will remember Frank as warm, friendly and funny. He brought life and light to all our family gatherings. Our hearts go out to you.
Our condolences, Evelyn, to you and your family.
We are so sad at the loss of Frank, our families were joined when Miles and Cindy got married. We enjoyed the times we spent with them over the years and Frank always was great at making us laugh. He truly was a wonderful man! We are so sorry that we can't be there with the family to support them in this sad time. Love and hugs to you all
RIP my Canadian-Irish friend, Solas na bhFlaitheais ar do anam uasal (The light of Heaven on your noble soul).
My condolences to Evelyn and family. Frank was also my zone Sergeant 25 years ago. Many great memories. Frank would regularly forget my name and call me Lyle. Instead of constantly reminding him, I simply called him Hank. This rectified the problem quickly, but we continued calling each other by our new names for fun. Thanks for the memories Frank. You will be missed.
Our deepest condolences to you Cindy and your family. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers. Frank David McEvoy, Thank you for your Service - Rest in Peace.
Sounds like he was a great man, sorry for your loss.My condolences to you Dale and your family.
Our times together have been few and very far between, reunions years apart, but friends always, from as far back as Chatham to Lahr (when we were in Baden). So glad we connected at the Military Police Reunion in PEI. We have memories like no other. Evelyn our hearts go out to you and the Family. You had one of the good ones. God speed my friend.
Farewell my friend May your journey home to the Arms of Our Lord be a safe one. May you Rest In Peace Eternally till we meet again on the other side.
I just want to say how sad I am on hearing the news of Frank’s passing. Kathy and I send our condolences to you Evelyn,Kevin,Darrell and Cindy. Frank and I were partners with CPS in the early 90’s . We had a lot of good times together a lot of laughs.Frank was a very good police officer and I learned a lot from him. As all know,Frank was firm but fair and would tell you what he thought,and was admired for that. I surely miss those days, as I will also miss Frank. Kathy knew Frank and family through the church and she always admired him for his sense of humour and loud laugh and grin. She always felt safe when I was partnered up with Frank and never worried to much when I went to work. Frank you had an impact on a lot of us. Rest In Peace Murray and Kathy Weyman
I had the pleasure of volunteering with Frank in minor hockey in the early days and also stayed close , as was lucky to have two sons play for the Thunder. Frank became a big part of the Airdrie Hockey World as most do not realize the time and effort it takes to get and run a Junior Hockey Team. His love for the game and the kid’s can only be matched with people like Ron Ebbeson or Murray Buchanan. We send our condolences to you and your family Evelyn and Thank- You for sharing Frank with our Hockey Community. Elmer and Bev Campbell
My sincere condolences to Evelyn and the families on the loss of Frank. He was a great man and a good friend of mine who will be missed. I recall when he and Evelyn met in Germany and Frank fell madly in love which lasted his entire life. RIP Frank and thanks for your service both in the CAF and with Calgary PD.
I say fare thee well with utmost condolence to the family at this most difficult time. I have many fond memories from military service with Frank in Borden on course and in Germany. He will be missed for his sense of humor and ever friendly demeaner. May you find some peace in memory of his impact on your life. RIP Frank.
As I near my 25 years with CPS, my family send our condolences and prayers to your family. Frank was my Team Sgt in District 3 and I will always have some great memories from that team. Sgt Steve Harris #3112
Evelyn and family Please accept my sincerest condolences on Frank’s passing. Frank was a great man, policeman and family man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Frank had a such wonderful sense of humor. He would often tell stories that made you laugh so hard you had tears running down your face. We would often cross paths at the rink when he was managing the Airdrie Thunder and our young boys played hockey in the opposite rink. He ALWAYS had time to say hello and have a chat. He will be missed by many. My condolences. RIP FN2000
Our deepest sympathies to Evelyn and the family. Frank was a good friend and indeed a lot of positive influence on many young people. We will miss him. May he Rest in Peace now after his lengthy endurance of his illness. Jack and Bev
My sincere condolences for your loss.
Dear Eveyln, Kevin, Darrell, Cindy and Families.. I am so heartbroken for your loss. Frank will forever be remembered as an influential person in our up-bringing and will be missed by so many. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love and hugs. Tracey