DOLPHIN, Francis (Frank) Joseph
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September 13, 1928 - February 5, 2013
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a great and gentle man, Frank Dolphin, of Edmonton.
Frank lived all his life in Edmonton, though he saw many parts of the world. Frank entered the seminary as a young man, then became a journalist. He worked in radio at CHED, CKUA and CBC, and was founding editor of the Western Catholic Reporter. Many will remember him as the legislative reporter for CBC television. He was also author of several works of popular history. One of his greatest achievements was winning the F.P. Galbraith Award in journalism in 1975.
It was in his vocation as a family man that Frank found his greatest calling. Through God's grace he met Margaret Hutton and with her as his unfailing partner in life, he surrounded himself with family. Frank was surrounded with family when he peacefully passed away.
Frank was an easygoing, quiet living man who loved children, animals, watching, reading or listening to the news. His was a life of modest example; he practiced what he preached.
Frank is survived by Margaret, his loving wife of 56 years; daughters Berni (John) Martin and Maureen; sons: Tom (Dianne), Pat (Colleen), Paul (Tina) and John; 21 grandchildren all of Edmonton.
Frank was predeceased by his father Thomas, brother John and mother Victoria. Frank was a man of many communities, and had colleagues, acquaintances and friends too numerous to count.
Frank's family would like to extend grateful thanks to the staff of the University of Alberta Hospital and in particular the extraordinary staff of Capital Care Norwood for their excellent and compassionate care.
A Mass of Christian burial and celebration of Frank's life will be held at St. Joseph's Basilica, 10044 - 113 Street N.W., Edmonton, on February 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. A viewing will precede the service at 9:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Marian Centre, or a charity of your choice.
" O Master, grant that I may not seek so much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, in pardoning that we are pardoned, and in dying that we are born to eternal life. "
Published in The Edmonton Journal from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2013