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July 5, 2022

Albert Franklin “Frank” Pearce of Kincardine, died peacefully, surrounded by the love of family, at Trillium Court Seniors’ Community, Kincardine, Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Pearce (née Arnold, 2006). Loving father of Paul Pearce and Jacquie Pearce-Taylor, both of Kincardine. Missed by his grandchildren, Sam Pearce, Brianne Réaume and Pearce Taylor. Fondly remembered by his companion, Elaine Thacker of Kincardine; sister, Mary Bell of Cadillac, Michigan; sister-in-law, Shirley Arnold of Stratford; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Percy and Iva (née McGee) Pearce; son, Peter; twin daughters, Marilyn and Maureen; brother, Jack Pearce (Ruth); sisters, Eunice Pearce and Shirley MacDougall (Ivan); and -in-laws, Doug Bell, and Ed, Oscar, Eldon and Gib Arnold. Frank operated a custom skate-sharpening business for nearly 50 years. Generations of skaters travelled from many surrounding townships over the decades to have him sharpen their skates. He had a passion for wood-working and created many hand-crafted carvings for local furniture manufacturers. In his later years, Frank and some of his buddies started a lawn-care and hedge-trimming business. The group was known for its unique teamwork and techniques. An active member of his community, Frank gave of his time to coach sports teams and volunteer with many organizations and functions. A celebration to honour Frank’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion – MacDonald Branch 183, Kincardine, Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 3-6 p.m. Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine;