Date & time of Service
Friday, June 30 2017 - 12.00pm
Lytchett Minster Parish Church, Dorchester Road
Albert Marsh, Poole
2 Moorland Way Parade, Upton, Poole, Dorset, BH16 5JS
Family flowers only.
Donations will be gifted to the following charities:
- Water Aid
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I worked alongside Frank as part of the engineering management team at Rolls for many years and was shocked to learn of Franks passing. As commented by others Frank was a clear and strategic thinker and spent much of his latter years in the company planning and seeing some major changes to our organisation and processes. He always had time for people and was keen to engage and hear others thoughts, I also recall that he used to get a bit frustrated at how long it took for ideas to be realised! I have many positive memories from my times with Frank and respect what he had planned for his retirement.
I was able to attend Frank's Thanksgiving Service last Friday as a fellow Tenor 1 in the Broadstone Choir. It was a pleasure to sing next to him for about two years and to hear his pure, accurate tenor voice. Frank was a very likeable man whose modest, unassuming nature belied his many talents.
Helen and Tony Harries
Sorry we could not be with you in person but were with you in prayer. Thanks for all the happy memories God bless you all as you come to terms with the life ahead love Helen and Tony x
Steve Bagnall (RR 1978-2016)
I am sorry that I am unable to attend Frank's funeral. I worked for Frank in the Bristol team, and really appreciated his management style, his friendship, his clear thinking and ability to see the bigger picture. We worked together on his Vibration Strategy for Turbine Blades in the 1980's, which laid the foundation for the very successful design of an advanced military shroudless turbine blade that continues to function brilliantly in service to this day. I have many fond memories of Frank, and he will be sorely missed by myself and all those that knew him at Rolls-Royce. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
I am sorry that I can't be with you at the funeral but I will be thinking of you all tomorrow. I had the privilege of working as a peer with Frank and subsequently with him as my boss. I have very fond memories of that time at RR. We had a great team and under Frank's leadership brought about some very positive changes to the operation
of the group. Frank was also very influential in the transformation of Engineering as a whole in RR.
Frank provided direction and support but always gave his team the space to develop their own ideas. I was always impressed by his strategic thinking and analytical approach. There were some tough moments but we always found time to laugh.
He was one of the "good guys" and will be sadly missed.
Sincere apologies that I cannot be with you at the funeral.
I count myself very fortunate to have worked with Frank very closely in the late 80s and 90s both as a peer and with Frank as my boss. I have hugely fond memories of that time, the teamwork, cohesion, fun and commeraderie that Frank established and the achievements that flowed as a consequence. Frank was always optimistic and encouraged us to be ambitious - he brought and applied his Christian values into the work environment unassumingly but effectively. As one of my colleague said to me this week - "we have lost one of the good guys". Farewell Frank, it was our privilege to work with you.
I am sorry I cannot be with you all at the funeral.
I have very happy memories of working with and for Frank over a number of years.
He always showed that special combination of engineering (physics) logic with personal compassion that made him special.
He will be missed by all who had the honour and pleasure to cross his path.