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Passing Notes

Raymond Harry Franklin

It’s been a sad few months.  Where there is birth, there must be death as the cycle of life completes to an end.  We lost a fine friend, loyal customer and most talented wood turner in December. To sadden the loss, he was a grandfather to our valued employee, Gordon Aggus.  Gordon has written this tribute to his granddad and provided the photos.

Raymond Harry Franklin was born in England before WWII in 1934. He developed a keen love for wood while he was in school but did not pursue it until after he moved to Canada, Ontario.  After working on a few farms he decided to try his hand at construction and became a crane operator.  My favourite building that he worked on was the CN tower.

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