Frank (Frankie) Hennebury

01/05/1965 - 14/10/2020

Obituary For Frank (Frankie) Hennebury

May 1, 1965 – October 13, 2020

It is with heavy hearts we mournfully announce the passing of Frank (Frankie) Hennebury.

Frank was born to Frank & Lucretia Hennebury May 1, 1965 in St.John's ,NL. A hard core Labradorian, Frank enjoyed his upbringing in Churchill Falls and was an avid outdoorsman spending his time hunting, fishing, sledding and quadding when he wasn't excelling in various sports. After he moved to Grande Prairie for work as an electrician he continued to spend as much time as he could outdoors doing what he loved.

Friendly to everyone he met along his travels, he was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.

Frank is survived by his wife, Valerie; children Chloe, Sydney, Marc and Adam; grandchildren Sienna and
Henry; parents Frank and Lucretia and brothers Greg, Jason and Jerry.

A Memorial service for Frank will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 2pm at Bear Creek Funeral
Home, 11802 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie.

Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital, 800 College Plaza. 8215
112 Street, Edmonton AB

Due to COVID restrictions, attendance may be limited.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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Val, Chloe & family please know how sorry we are for the loss of Frank. Our deepest condolences to you all and may his memories stay close to your heart always. From Kyla, Warren, Darci & Brennan Wilson
- Kyla Wilson
Heartfelt condolences go out to all the Hennebury family. So sad to hear the news of Frankie's passing. I will always remember Frankie as the handsome, kind, and often goofy young man I went through school with. Everyone loved Frankie and he will be forever in our memories. I have some photos of Frankie from our school days if anyone would like to have them forwarded ( Sincerely Judy and Craig Snelgrove
- Judy Snelgrove
Such sadness to hear this news. Life is precious ! My sincerest condolences to frank, lucricia , Greg, Jason and Jerry. I never had the opportunity to meet Frankie jr family but my heart goes out to you all. I remember Frankie from my years back in the 1980s in Churchill falls. Regardless of the many years that have passed I still remember my friends. RIP my friend
- Francine Murphy
Reflective of so many kind words here, memories of Frank are pleasant. Like the rest of the Hennebury's, he welcomed me warmly into the family. He exuded a gentleness and good character. It's difficult to put in words the heartache of such a a loss. Frank, Lucretia, Jerry, Jason, Sharon, Greg, Adam, Marc, Chloe, Sydney , and Val, I share my deepest condolences and wish you strength and comfort. Alicia
- Alicia Hennebury
Words can't adequately express how sorry I am for your loss. I have memories of Frankie dating back to Twin Falls. Bombing around on snowmobiles with all the freedom in the world. All the way through school in Churchill Falls, Frankie was a constant in our lives . He always had a smile and a laugh and a hug. He was generous and kind to all. I remember him jumping off the roof of the ramp and going almost to his neck in snow. Took us half an hour to dig him out while he laughed all the way through it. Warm is a good description. He was always warm towards others, no matter who they were. Our deepest condolences. Ros and Tom
- Ros Aylward
So sorry to hear of the loss of Frankie. I have so many fond memories of Frankie and he will always have a piece of my heart. My sincere condolences to all. Dolores
- Dolores Stott
Our Deepest Sympathies to you and your family. Frank's heart was a big as his smile, and we will always treasure the wonderful memories. Just last night Tiffany was looking for her scrap book I made her years ago. She when looking for Santa Frank . I First met Frank at the NL Winter games many years ago and little did I realize our paths would cross again later in life here in Grande Prairie. It's a small world sometimes. RIP Frank! - Sean, Charmaine and Tiffany
- Head Family
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. We'll always treasure our memories of Frankie during our years in Churchill Falls and will never forget him. May God give you the strength you will need in the days to come. RIP Frankie.
- Jim/Judy Lambert
Dear Valarie, Chloe Sydney, Marc and Adam Please know Joe and I Emma, Joseph and Rachel are praying for you all during this difficult time. Know that we are with you in spirit even though we are not there in person. May God shine down on you and bring you peace and may Frank Rest In Peace. God bless. Love Joe, Jeanette, Emma, Joseph and Rachel.
- Jeanette Hickey
Dear Frank Sr, Lucretia, Greg, Jason, Sharon and Jerry. I am so sorry for the loss of Frankie. I pray that he is at rest and peace. I hope the good memories you shared as a family will sustain you through this difficult time. I will honor Frankie's memory by thinking of better times, such as my times in Churchill Falls with Frankie . Him trying to teach a townie to shoot a gun. The birth of our two perfect sons Marc and Adam. All the Hennebury's will always be near and dear to me. Praying for all of you. Jeanette
- Jeanette Hickey
Our deepest condolences to the Hennebury families. Frank treated our family with upmost respect.. Haven't seen him for a few years but when we ran into him he was always very pleasant and kind. RIP Frank. And to those who knew and loved Frank may you keep his memory alive by always sharing stories. Hugs to all .
- John and Joanne
Frank, Lucretia and all of Frankie's family, I was so saddened to hear of Frankie's passing and I share your sense of tremendous loss. I have been keeping you close in my heart and thoughts as I pray daily for strength, acceptance and peace. Sending sincere condolences and much love, Wanda
- Wanda Gushue
To the Hennebury Family , hearing of Frankie's passing is very sad. I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Growing up in Labrador, in a small net community like Churchill Falls, everybody knew everyone big family. When we hear this kind of devastating news, it really its home hard. As you reflect on Frankie's life remember and cherish those memories you have of him , outdoor activities which he loved to do and playing sports to his best, that's how i remember Frankie. I also remember his smiling face, his kindness and his big heart he had for everyone and everything.. My heart feels for all of you at this difficult time and i hope cherishing his memories will bring you all some comfort today, tomorrow and days to come. R.I.P FRANKIE
Deepest sympathy Valerie and family. Praying for healing for all of you at this difficult time. FrankSr. and Lucretia thinking about you both may time ease the sorrow and leave only loving memories. Cynthia (Whalen) and Brian Philpott
To the Hennebury family, I was shocked to hear the news of Frankie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have many memories of Frankie as we grew up together in Churchill Falls. Hold on to your memories to help you through this difficult time.
- Paul J. Norman
To the Hennebury Family, we are saddened to hear you have lost Frank. The words you used to reflect Frank's life were exactly how we remembered him. He was always a gentleman and most of all, very respectful to those around him and just a pleasure to be around. Sorry for your loss. RIP Frank. The Kirby Family(St.John's, NL)
- Kirby Family
Thinking of you all, my heart broke into pieces when I heard of Frankies passing, will hold close to me the wonderful memories of our younger years and all our family gatherings. Miss you Frankie until we met again xoxo love ya
- Tanya Butt

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