In Loving Memory Of
Francis (Frank) Arsenault
1948 - 2023

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Francis (Frank) Arsenault from Halifax on May 3rd, 2023, after a brief illness.

Born in Moncton, NB, on September 4, 1948.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Gisele (née: Gautreau); his daughter, Brigitte (John) Comeau of Moncton; his son, Serge of Halifax; his granddaughters: Hannah and Abby Comeau; his sister: Anita (Desi) LeBlanc of Moncton; sister, Irene (Bernie) Bourgeois of Dieppe, his twin sister and brother: Claudette (Roger) Donaldson and Claude (Chris) Arsenault, both of Dieppe; sister, Doris Arsenault of Dieppe and brother, Charlie (Lise) Arsenault of Rexton.

He was predeceased by his parents: George and Rosa Arsenault and by his brother, Paul.  

Frank joined Eastern Provincial Airways at a young age and was station manager at the Moncton Airport for many years. He then transferred to Goose Bay, Labrador for a few years, then to Vancouver, BC and finally settled in Halifax, NS (Fall River). After retiring from the Airlines, he began contract work with the Chronicle Herald until his passing.

Frank was an amazing musician and had several bands throughout the years. He had an incredible sense of humour and loved to make people laugh. He was passionate about his family and music. And he was especially proud of his granddaughters whom he loved dearly; they were the light of his life.

Through the years, him and Gisele enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and in more recent years, his new toy became his black Monte Carlo, for which he was very proud.

Visitation will be held from Passage – Chartersville, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, (506) 857-1901, on Thursday, May 11th, 2023 from 2 pm to 3:45 pm, followed by the service in the chapel at 4 pm.

In Francis’s memory, a donation can be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at:

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.

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  1. Gisele Brigitte et Serge je vous offre mes condoléances 🙏. Mes pensées et prières sont avec tous vous autres.

  2. My sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to the Arsenault family,I will always have good memories of my cousin Frank as being a very positive person with a good sense of humour and a great smile,may you rest in peace Francis. Mike,Frances and family.

  3. I was so saddened to learn of Frank’s passing. I worked with Frank in YQM, he was a great person to work with. We both remained with the airlines but worked at different bases. I always had a lot of respect for Frank and offer my sincere condolences to his entire family.

  4. Mes plus sincères sympathies à Gisèle, Brigitte et Serge et la famille Arsenault. Très beaux souvenirs de Francis …. AKA …. Water Boy.
    He will be missed.
    RIP Francis

  5. Gisele and family, so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing, many fond memories of our time working together in YYR. Keep the memories close to heart during this difficult time.

  6. Rest In Peace Frank, your memory will remain in many peoples hearts!

  7. Our sinceres sympathies to your family ,Love Joanne and RogerRichard 🙏❤️

  8. Nos sincères condoléances à toi Doris et toute la famille 💕 nous t’envoyons de la force et beaucoup d’amour ❤️

  9. My sincere sympathy to Frank’s family and friends. So sorry to hear about Frank’s untimely passing. I remember playing the lead guitar in the first band that we played in together. He was a great friend. We did lose touch as we grew older, moved away, got married, etc. Sadly, we have already lost 3 members of that band, one of them being his brother Paul. Again, I want to offer my sincere condolences to his family.

  10. When CAIL Cargo Dept. was still located in the MTC. Hanger, Frank was Hired as a Cargo Supervisor. He was not only an Incredible Supervisor, He was also an Incredible Human Being. He was Fair & Understanding & He did not Hesitate to Praise or say Thank You to “Anyone” in the Cargo Staff who Deserved it. Frank was One of the “Good Guys” who usually had a Big Smile & enjoyed having a Good Laugh. He was not only my Supervisor, He was also my Friend. It was not a Good Day for the Warehouse & Office Staff the Day CAIL Terminated Frank. I visited Him a couple of Times at His Home in Fall River after He was “Let Go”. On Behalf of Myself & Family, we would like to extend our most Sincere Condolences to Frank’s Family & Close Friends at this Time of Great Loss. May You Rest in Peace Frank. “Long may your Big Jib Draw”.

  11. Gisele,Brigitte et Serge, nos plus sincère sympathies a chacun ainsi que la famille Arsenault. Nos prières et pensées sont avec vous. Nous avons de tres bon souvenirs de Frank qui vont rester avec nous pour toujours.

  12. Rest In Peace Frank. You were an amazing person. Your memory will be with everyone. My condolences to the family.
    Love Jennifer Budvet and Natasha Ward

  13. My sincere condolences to Gisèle, Brigitte, Serge and the Arsenault family . Know that you are in our prayers at this very difficult time . Frank will now be watching over you … with much love, Shirlee

  14. I have a fond memory of when Brigitte and I were in our twenties and her mom and Frank joined us at the lower deck. I noticed that Even though there was a young crowd at the pub it impressed me what a fun, affectionate and radiant couple they were and even though we were younger they fit into the same crowd as they were young at heart. This is a fond memory because I still remember how they were smiling and laughing and enjoying the music. Love and condolences to the family

  15. Knew Frank for many years , the most recent when he was Manager , Goose Bay and then later when he was Cargo Supervisor
    Halifax. Always courteous, a ready smile and pleasure to have known RIP My friend

  16. Nos sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Nos prières et pensées sont avec vous tous.

  17. We were so saddened and shocked to learn of Frank’s untimely passing. Gisele, Brigitte and Serge our most sincere condolences as you deal with this loss. We have such fond memories of Frank, Gisele and of course the “kids” as you were growing up in Fall River. The Arsenault family were excellent across the street neighbours.
    Our thoughts are with you all… Alf, Sue, Adam and Robin Baldwin

  18. For those of us who knew Frank and were lucky to have him as a friend, he will be missed. Although we had not been in contact recently, whenever we met our friendship was rekindled instantly. To you Gisèle, Brigitte & Serge, the Arsenault family and all Frank’s family and friends, our condolences to all of you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during these difficult times.

  19. My dear sister Gisele, Brigitte, Serge & family my prayers and thoughts 💞 have been and will be with you all at this time. And today celebrating Frank’s life ! He will be mist deeply by many. I’ve always said to him: Frank you are my favorite brother- in-law ! Sending our Love 💕 Janice , Steve

  20. Very sad to hear of Frank’s passing, Gisèle. I have very fond memories of Frank and I making music together, playing hockey and being reckless with our snowmobiles and trail bikes, all of which made life in Goose Bay more enjoyable. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

    Gisèle, nous nous sommes rencontrées pour la première fois en attendant l’avion qui nous amènerait à Goose Bay, Deux tricoteuses. Très triste d’apprendre cette nouvelle. Toutes mes sympathies à toi et tes enfants.

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