April 2012 Volume 9

KCOBA Toronto Tribute to Frankie Tenn

Eddie Patterson
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Frankie was a man with a multitude of interests.  He was passionate about his family, sports, music, photography, KC and he really loved a good conversation.

Frankie’s scholastic excellence was evident throughout his years at Central Branch Primary School, Kingston College, the University of the West Indies and the University of Toronto. He was not an athlete but he was a team manager and advisor and most of all a walking encyclopedia on statistics of most sports.  Without thinking, he could give the time to a fraction of a second that any track athlete did in any major competition or the cricket score of any batsman at any given time.

During the early sixties, he was an important part of the Brain Trust that guided KC to victory at Champs for 14 consecutive years.  He was also a founding member of the world-recognized Gibson Relays named in honour of the first headmaster of KC.  Because of contributions like these, Frankie was honoured by the New York KC Old Boys Chapter in 2008. 

I know Frankie enjoyed the companionship of his schoolmates.  He attended Fortis Fridays and Soccerfests in Toronto; went to the Jazz Festival in Montreal with Tony Mair; the Penn Relays in the US with Dale Keizs; attended the KC Annual Dinners in Toronto; and many times went to the KC Annual Dinners in New York with the guys from Toronto.

We all know that Frankie was dedicated to his family but I think KC came in a close second.

Another Fortis brother has fallen but will not be forgotten.  Rest in Peace, Dear Friend!

Sunday, February 19, 2012


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