Frank Mullen, a lifetime resident of the area, passed away at the Carefor Hospice in Cornwall on Sat., Feb. 11, 2012, following a 14-year battle with cancer. He was 83.
Frank was born in Inkerman on April 12, 1929, to his parents, John and Mary Mullen (nee Kelly). Frank married Dolores Hess in July of 1958, and resided in Ottawa, where he gained employment with Voyageur Colonial Bus Lines. Frank drove a bus for this company for 35 years. Frank and Dolores relocated to the Morrisburg area in 1963, and acquired their first home in 1965 in Williamsburg, where Dolores taught at the local school. Following that, they built and opened, The Charcoal Pit with lifelong friends Rae and Betty Casselman, a place where you could grab a burger or a shake, and sit and visit with friends.
Frank continued to be a bus driver and decided to venture into the tour industry. He owned and operated Frank’s Tours, taking many country music fans from the area to Nashville Tenn., sun seekers to Florida, and many other destinations. Frank was always very personable and he always made sure every trip was memorable.
Frank is survived by his son, Darrin Mullen of Morrisburg, daughter Devon Wells of Williamsburg, and grandchildren Konnor Mullen, Cobie Wells, and Robert Bird. He was predeceased by brothers, Kevin and Leo, and sisters, Rita Kaufman, Honora Spurrell, and Bernadette Hogan. He was also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friend and family may call at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Sat., April 14 from 12 pm until the time of the memorial service at 2 pm.
Donations made to Carefor Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.