elevated 1B01g May 14, 1937 – April 11, 2020
Frank Barna passed away in a long term care home in Toronto on April 11, 2020 of Covid 19, age 82. He leaves behind his daughter Betty Barna, grandson Kieran Harkes, sister Lonia Rybicki, nieces Teresa Rybicki and Dorothy Sikora, and nephew Rick Rybicki, along with great nieces Julie Safo, Alicia Sikora and Judy Rybicki with her son London, plus his late brother’s son and daughter in England, Maria and Richard. He is preceded by his parents, Ewa and Teodor Barna, sister Wlada Urban and brother Marian Barna.
elevated 1B01g Frank was born on 1937 in Poland, and his family was taken to Siberia during World War II. After their release, they lived in Tanzania for 7 years. These were the happiest days of Frank’s life as he was an adventurous boy and the jungles were the best playground he could wish for. When he was 11, the family moved to England where he lived for 20 years, working as an auto mechanic. He moved to Canada after his sisters, and was looking forward to the incredible hunting and fishing he had heard Canada had to offer. Hunting remained his favourite pastime. In Canada he married and had a daughter. He worked as a mechanic at Crown Cork and Seal until retirement.
elevated 1B01g Frank was a jokester and was always ready with a pun, joke or puzzle. He was handy and enjoyed helping others. He had friends everywhere he went.
elevated 1B01g Due to the current circumstances, there will be no service at this time.