It was with great sadness that New Democrats learned of the passing of Dr. Robert “Bob” Frankford, on August 1st 2015.
Today, I was honoured to join with his family, friends and community at the Memorial Service to remember and celebrate his life’s work and his great contribution to making our province and country a better place.
As the NDP member for Scarborough East he served his constituents with pride and the soft-spoken force of his convictions. A retired General Practitioner, he was a champion for accessible, public health care and for social justice, and he worked tirelessly to make the world a better place for all people, no matter their circumstances.
Dr. Bob practiced his beliefs and never stopped serving his community. After leaving the Legislature, he resumed practicing medicine so that he could assist those who were struggling on margins of society.
He is fondly remembered for the many years he dedicated to Seaton House, the Ontario Medical Association and the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario where he fought for the best possible care for sickle cell patients and their families.
Dr. Robert Frankford is a proud example of someone who dedicated his life to the service of others and he will be fondly remembered by everyone who knew him.
To his family and friends, on behalf of Ontario’s New Democrats, our most sincere condolences.