Patron – Lt (N) Frank Begley Retired

It is with great sadness that we must pass along that our patron, peer, and friend Lt(N) retired Frank Begley passed away on Friday September 21st because of a long battle with cancer, with his wife and nephew at his side. We will miss him at Admiral Nelles, Admiral Landymore and the Navy League of Canada Brantford Branch.

Mr. Begley was very involved in the community and would always be ready to do what he could to support whoever needed it. From the Brant Naval Veterans Association to the Branch 90 Legion, the Hamilton Warplane Heritage Museum to the Navy League cadets, and Sea Cadets of Brantford. His presence at the units and in the community will be sorely missed.

Mr. Begley was a former officer of our unit while we paraded at our old ship, located at 300 Colborne St. West. He had since retired prior to our move to 119 Waterloo St., however his fondness for our unit never left him. Over the years Mr. Begley has personally out of pocket supported our unit by providing equipment to keep the heat running, along with contributions that resulted in the new flagpole located outside of our entrance being erected along with funds that saw the completion of our Naval Simulator room being completed. The Navy League of Canada Brantford Branch, as well as the staff and cadets of Admiral Nelles and Admiral Landymore are forever grateful for his generosity and support of our ship and units.

Many thanks to you Frank for always being there over the years working and helping our unit. May the seas be calm wherever you are now.