Frank Cobbett


Burial Date: At a later date

Obituary of Frank Dawson Cobbett

It is with sadness that the family of Frank Dawson Cobbett announce his peaceful passing at home while holding hands with his wife and son on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Frank was born on February 16, 1951 in Montréal, Québec to the late Frank and Ruth (Winslow-Spragge) Cobbett. Frank is survived by his wife, Mary Cobbett of Haneytown, NB; son, Frank Cobbett (Sarah) of Salmon Arm, BC; grandchildren, Nolan and Naomi Cobbett of Salmon Arm, BC; brother, David Cobbett (Linda) of Hudson, Québec; brother, Tyler Cobbett (Sherilyn) of Menlo Park, California and a large extended family throughout New Brunswick, western Canada and the western United States. Frank was predeceased by his parents and his sister Diana Cobbett. Frank was a banker for 40 years, starting in Montréal, QC and ending in Saint John, NB with stops in Churchill Falls, NL; Edmundston, NB; Wolfville, NS; Charlottetown, PE; Perth Andover, NB; Fredericton, NB and Oromocto, NB. He met his wife in Perth Andover and raised their son in Fredericton. He was practical, accountable, a leader, a mentor to many and assisted many businesses in getting off the ground but also took many to the next level. Frank made great relationships in the banking world and cherished many until his passing. Growing up, Frank spent his summer vacations in Como, Gananoque, Metis Beach and throughout the Atlantic Provinces. As a counselor at Camp Gleneagle he learned to take responsibility for operating a motor boat and taught many campers to waterski. In the winter, he loved to downhill ski at Smuggler’s Notch (Madonna Mountain) and at Owl’s Head. He played football for Westmount High School in Montreal and recently helped organize the 50th reunion for the class of ‘69. Frank loved everything mechanical, especially his motorcycles and muscle cars. He even briefly raced cars at Spud Speedway in Maine! Frank enjoyed his family, friends, entertaining at the cottage, music, boating, waterskiing, hunting, fishing, woodworking, wildlife, his beloved Habs, lobster sandwiches and storytelling (stop me if you’ve already heard this one). He was an engineer (without the iron ring), could fix everything, overbuild anything and knew a little about everything and a lot about many things. Frank took great pride in his family and wasn’t afraid to tell anyone about it. The family would like to say a very special thank you to the staff at the Oromocto Extra-Mural Program. Your assistance allowed Frank to satisfy his only wish, to live out his battle with cancer from home. Your commitment to action (Teri) and comfort was greatly appreciated. As per Frank’s request, there will be no visitation. Instead, an interment and graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Ducks Unlimited.
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