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Frank R. MacRae

July 27th, 1940 - January 6th, 2023
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It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the passing of Frank MacRae, age 82 of Port Coquitlam.  He left us peacefully the morning of January 6th at Port Moody Crossroads Hospice. 

Frank was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27, 1940 to Florence and Roderick (Mac) MacRae.  As a young man Frank was a rolling stone not wanting to stay too long in one place.  He travelled many times across Canada and the United States, living and working in different cities.  He met his wife Sharon on one of his trips back to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and he knew she was the one he wanted to settle down with.  They moved to Vancouver, BC in 1970 where Frank worked in warehousing until 1976 when he joined Canada Post, working for the Corporation until retiring in 2000.  

Frank never stressed or worried, always the optimist, a man of his word, he had a quick wit and loved his music, all genres. 

Frank was a loving and proud husband, father and grandpa.  He is survived by his wife Sharon of 52 yrs., sons Terry and Don (Michelle), his greatest gifts, his grandchildren Ashley, Austin, Woodson, Aaron, Emily (Coveney) and his brother Wayne in Las Vegas.  Predeceased by his brothers Freddie, Gordon, Donald, Terry and his sister Sarah.  He will be greatly missed by extended family and friends.

Thank you to the Fraser Health team and special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Port Moody Crossroads Hospice.  Their compassion, care and respect will never be forgotten. 

There will be a family and friends gathering in the spring/early summer 2023 to celebrate Frank’s life.

“I will see you again, this is not where it ends.  I will carry you with me, till I see you again” 

Carrie Underwood

“See you again”


Evelyn Way
February 6th, 2023

One month ago, you passed away!
As we go thru Life, we meet a lot of people, some come and go, but when we’re lucky, we find those we connect with and stay! Frank was one of those people! He was a genuine person, he said what he meant and meant what he said. He was an old soul, down to earth, wise, and shared with others! The “Professor “ would quietly give advice based on what he’d learned along the way! Talking with him was always an enjoyable experience for me, and others too I’m sure! He loved his family above anything else, they were his world, nothing else was more important to him. Then, there was his music 🎼!
He was so into music of all kinds, was so knowledgeable, an expert really! He’s the one that started my own record collection, but, it could never be compared to his Record Museum! Fabulous! Readers Digest had a section called “Unforgettable Characters”. Well, Frank was one of those! You will never be forgotten, by me, or anyone else that knew you. You were one of a kind, and we liked that! Give my Dougie a hug for me! Love you, my Frankie! Evie. ❤️😘❤️🙏❤️

Lorrie Barclay
January 29th, 2023

Frank was a good neighbor and moreover a good friend. He will be greatly missed. I will always think of him every sunny day sitting on the porch greeting you as you came up the path. He had a caring smile and a great wit.
Rest in peace ❤️

Don MacRae
January 29th, 2023

First of all, I want to say I love you and will miss you.
It really hurts knowing I’ll never see you again.
I was very lucky to have a man like you as my father, you where always there for me. I appreciate the life lessons you taught me and all the work both you and mom put in to make sure our lives were the best they could be.
growing up, you where always involved in my sports and I always tried to be the best so you would be proud of me.
As a father, I try to be just like you, by loving and supporting my kids.
You where a great role model, and I always looked up to you.
I love you POPS

Terry MacRae
January 26th, 2023
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To some you were a brother and Grandpa,to others you were a friend,but to me you were Dad.I would like to take a moment to thank you for being a faithful and loyal husband.For loving Mom to the end of your days and showing us all what marriage really means.Your relationship had it’s peaks and valleys,It’s good times and difficult times but through it all you kept the marriage bond together.Thank you for being the provider,for putting a roof over our heads,for feeding us,clothing us and taking care of your family.Thank you for giving both Don and I the opportunity for an education and allowing us to play the sports and do the things we were interested in.I am truly grateful for all you did over the years.
You were a man of your word,honest and to the point.You had a great sense of humour and like Mom said,you were quick-witted.Don mentioned awhile back how you always had words of wisdom to share and I would have to agree with him.That wisdom definitely helped me many times over the years.
When thinking back on my memories the first thing that pops in my mind is music.There was always something playing in the house.Rock ‘n’ Roll one day and classical the next.Hank Williams on Monday,Louis Armstrong on Tuesday,Frank Sinatra on Wednesday and on and on it went.We were always talking about music and I did enjoy learning about it from you.I also have fond memories of our trip to Nova Scotia and the time the four of us spent together traveling and touring the Maritimes.I remember you always going on about TIME and our deep late night conversations about it,loved that!
I am grateful I was able to see you before you passed and I hope and pray you heard His voice,you opened the door and allowed Him to come in to dine with you.
Love you Dad XOXOXOX
Your son,Terry MacRae

Frances Grady
January 22nd, 2023

Dear Uncle Frank, thank you so much for being in my life. I have memories that I will forever cherish, the descriptive letters that you took the time to write me while touring across Canada, giving me my first Beatles album, the many sketches you drew, but mostly your warm and positive attitude towards life. I so looked forward to our chats and I will miss you terribly. Love, Frannie

Nancy Bezanson
January 22nd, 2023

To my brother-in-law Frank , my memories of you will always bring a smile. You will live on in my heart forever with your kind, calm, patient and loving ways. Every time I eat Nova Scotia seafood ( lobster and halibut cheeks) , I will think of you.. Thank you for being the love of my sisters life.Till we meet again , love Nancy xoxoxoxoxo.

Emily Horgan (MacRae)
January 21st, 2023
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Grandpa, There are so many memories that I could write about but I won’t write a huge paragraph and I will keep it simple. I remember going downtown Port Coquitlam with you for the car shows and always having so much fun! I remember listening to music with you, and you telling me all about the different artists and when the music was released. I remember you telling me stories about how the MacRaes came over to Scotland and many more stories that I will forever keep close to my heart! I will love you forever and always.
Love Emily❤️

Nancy Bezanson
January 21st, 2023

To my brother-in-law Frank , my memories of you will always bring a smile. You will live on in my heart forever with your kind, calm, patient and loving ways. Every time I eat Nova Scotia seafood ( lobster and halibut cheeks) , I will think of you.. Thank you for being the love of my sisters life.Till we meet again , love Nancy xoxoxoxoxo.

Maggie Shand
January 19th, 2023

My dearest brother in law,
I believe I was 9 or maybe 10 years old when we met… I fell in puppy love instantly. You were the most tall dark and handsome man I had ever seen. Sitting next to you on that brown tweed sofa at the foot of the stairs in our living room on the Waverly rd… I thought how lucky my big sister is to have fallen in love with you.
I will miss your laugh your jokes your music education sessions and above all your compassion for others and your zest for life.
From one night owl to another
Rest in peace dear Frank.
Maggie xo

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