WRIGHT, FRANK NORMAN May 5, 1929 - May 16, 2021 Frank, beloved husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, godfather, went to be with The Lord on May 16, 2021. Passing peacefully in his sleep in his 93rd year, with family by his side. Born in Toronto on May 5, 1929, to William and Mary Wright. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters: William, Henry, Alice, John and Carrie. Predeceased by his loving wife Marie and first born Douglas. Father of Norman (Wendy), Diane (Jake), Donna and Kevin. Loving Grandpa of Christopher, Erin (Bryan) and Kyle. Great-grandpa of Briana. Godfather of Gary. Uncle, cousin, friend of many. A vibraphonist, band member and most recent leader of the CJQ - Canadian Jazz Quartet, he was a mainstay of the Toronto jazz scene. He is one cool jazz cat and will be sadly missed by all. He's off to play in "the great gig in the sky". Please visit Frank's Tribute Page at
Published by Toronto Star on May 22, 2021.
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Oh Frank, how you’ll me missed - as a fine musician and a real gent.
Pat Williams
May 25, 2021
The Dearest, Sweetest man - a True Gentleman and fabulous musician who gave us so much joy.
Paddy Lee
May 24, 2021
A life well lived.
John MacLeod
May 23, 2021
To play music with Frank will remain an honour and a privilege. To hear him tell stories and anecdotes from his life was an education. What a terrific musician and human being!
Barry Elmes
May 23, 2021
It was always delightful to play music with Frank, and it was also a pleasure to get to know him a bit over the years. He was a fantastic human being!
Neil Swainson
May 23, 2021
I will truly miss you Frank. You, my dad Archie and many others will sure be having some serious jazz sessions up above. R.I.P
Tyyra Alleyne
May 22, 2021
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