Frank Gilbert Final

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FINAL, Frank Gilbert - Frank Gilbert Final, 83, died Saturday after a long illness following a severe stroke in 2003. Frank was born in Loughton, Essex, trained as an architect in London, England and served in the RAF as a radar technician throughout the Berlin airlift. In 1956, he immigrated to Toronto where he worked on projects such as the O'Keefe Center then with John Andrews on Scarborough College and Africa Place at Expo '67. In 1970, Frank started a practice as a specification writer for architectural and engineering projects across Canada and overseas. Throughout his life, Frank was a gentleman - kind, thoughtful and generous with his time, energy and sense of humour. He enjoyed golf, crosswords, Beethoven, good meals with family and friends, and the occasional glass of Guinness. Frank is survived by his wife, Pamela Cluff-Final, a fellow architect and friend from student days whom he married in 1997, and his much-loved children Colin, Kevin and Kathryn. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 11 at 3 p.m. at THE MURRAY E. NEWBIGGING FUNERAL HOME, 733 Mt. Pleasant Road (416-489-8811), with visitation from 2-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favourite children's charity.

Published in the Toronto Star from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2011