In Memory of Frank Smith


Frank Smith

All at Petal are deeply saddened at the loss of friend and long time honorary member Mr Frank Smith who passed away at the age of 83 on 2nd November 2015 having fought cancer for several years. Frank lost his first wife to the disease some years ago and latterly his beloved daughter Alex, 5 years ago also to cancer.

Frank has supported our charity for over 17 years in a multitude of ways but most of all by giving generously at our charity auctions and throwing himself into the huge majority of our events year upon year. One of the last times he was seen in public was at our 24 hour Festival of Fun in September when, despite being extremely poorly, he bravely undertook the opening lap of the event along with other cancer survivors and sufferers. A truly moving sight.

Our Frank was not only a hugely generous, kind and caring character but also a mischievous, fun loving character to the last.

Our most sincere sympathy goes out to his family in their loss.  Rest in peace Frank and thank you for all the wonderful happy memories you have left behind. We shall all miss you dearly.