Frank Feenstra

Feenstra– Peacefully following complications from surgery at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on Monday February 14, 2022. Frank Feenstra, age 82 yrs. of Petrolia.  Much loved father of Dave Feenstra of Sarnia, Brian and Kendra Feenstra of Petrolia, Brenda Feenstra and Kevin Knight of Corunna and Jody and Jaime Feenstra of Petrolia. Treasured grandfather of Amber (Joel), Ron (Kate), Dawson, Brooke, Samantha (Jordan) and Danielle and great-grandfather of Owen. Dear brother of Jake Feenstra (Lydia), Henry Feenstra (Jane), Jim Feenstra (Gayle) and Hilda Honselaar (Neil). Frank is also survived by his sisters-in-law Joanne Brand (Walt), June Luker (Dave Roe) and Linda Luker. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by; his wife, Sharon (nee Luker) in 2015 after 52 years of marriage; his parents, Tjebbe (1995) and Alberdina (1971); his sister and brother-in-law, Alice (2019) and Bill Pool (2002) ; sister-in-law Donna Feenstra (2014) and brothers-in-law, Donald Luker (1996) and Wayne Luker (1979). Frank was a familiar face on the streets of many of our local communities with his bucket, pole and squeegee as he went about his work for the last 65 years operating Frank’s Window Cleaning and Janitorial Services. Many will remember that he always met them with a good or sometimes not so good joke. He was most proud of being a recipient of Lonny and Carolyn Napper’s Mayors Community Appreciation Award in 2020. Friends will be received at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia on Wednesday February 16, 2022. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, those who wish to attend the visitation must each RSVP at the following link if you would like to attend.  The funeral service will be held on Thursday February 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. from the First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St. Sarnia with Pastor Dave VanBerkel officiating and once again you must RSVP at the following link to attend the funeral service. Please note that due to current COVID-19 protocols face masks are mandatory along with social distancing at both the visitation and service. Interment will follow in Wyoming Cemetery. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online @ Knight 519-862-2845

Live Streaming of the service will be available on the church youtube channel. Simpily go to and search First CRC Sarnia. 

Visitation Information

Wednesday February 16, 2022


C.E.E. Hospital Foundation

Funeral Date

February 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. from First Christian Reformed Church, Sarnia

70 thoughts on “Frank Feenstra”

    1. Doug & Wendy McLean

      Our deepest condolences to the Feenstra family thinking of you all during this difficult time Always enjoyed our chats with Frank while keeping the windows cleaned around town RIP Frank

    1. Tom & Diana Sullivan

      Very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing, always a friendly smile and conversation when I ran into him. Condolences to the family.

  1. Leza Armstrong-Fiddick

    To Frank’s Beloved Family,
    I am so very sorry for the tremendous loss of your Father and Grandfather. Frank was a dear friend to me for many years. Having a coffee every Friday as we both wrapped up our weeks work. His care for his family his love for your mother and grandmother. He was a dear friend. You all have my deepest sympathy
    Leza Armstrong-Fiddick

  2. Web & Rennie Boersmsa

    We would like to extend our sincere condolences to all the families. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Frank was a dear friend to all of us. He will be dearly missed.

  3. Feenstra family; sincere sympathies in the passing of Frank, he will truly be missed by all. RIP Frank
    Bill and Diane Buckingham

  4. It is with a very heavy heart that I write this. Frank loved you all and your Mom to the max. He was so sad and lonely when Sharon went to heaven. There would be a great reunion today. God wrap your family in a cloak of peace, love and mercy in your sorrow. He was a great friend to so many. We were blessed to know him.

  5. Rhonda Deelstra Curran

    To the Feenstra Family .
    I am so very sorry to hear of your dads passing. We had many talks over the years about his and my dads. (Herb Deelstra) window cleaning. Your dad messaged me in September and I just saw it tonight that it was 65 years ago he started Window Cleaning for my dad for one year then went out in his own. I missed that message and wish so much I would have seen it earlier. He was a good friend to our family for many years and will be sadly missed. Sending your family prayers of strength during this most difficult time .

  6. I am so very sorry for your loss. Frank was always a pleasure to talk to. He will be sadly missed by the whole community.

  7. Michael and Cathy Martin

    To the Feenstra family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of Frank. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  8. Brenda and family our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad. He was a great guy, with a friendly hello and maybe a couple of jokes! May your memories easy your hearts aches at this difficult time.
    Dave and Janie Martin.

  9. I am so saddened for your loss. I was in Sarnia surgical B when Frank was admitted. Being a Petrolia boy myself, we talked and I reassured Frank he was in very good hands as he was wheeled away for surgery. Turns out my 2 week stay was completed before seeing Frank come back from recovery. What a great man with a wonderful personality even while undergoing a stressful situation as emergency surgery. I am extremely saddened for the family. Thank you to all the wonderful staff at C.E.E hospitals in Petrolia and Sarnia! We are so fortunate to have such dedicated health care workers!

  10. Petrolia Street Bakery

    We always loved having Frank come by. He would always chat up a storm with us on Friday mornings. He will be very missed.

  11. Frank, as shared by many cleaned the windows of my business for over 10 years. He was always so positive, happy, smiling and sharing a funny story upon every visit. His tokens at Christmas to say thank you. Every time I saw him I smiled, he was that kind of man. I will miss seeing him in town. RIP.Frank

  12. Frank’s presence will not only be felt by your family but by the whole community. He always had a pleasant greeting whenever I saw him on my walks. Hold your memories close in your hearts and he will live on there.

  13. Frank was really the sweetest person. Since I was a little girl I watched him clean the towns windows and dreamed of owning my own business someday hoping he could do mine. Well I opened Gramma’s Candy and my dream came true. We will all miss him so much. Heaven is just a bit more beautiful now.

  14. Don & Penny Phillips

    Deepest sympathies to the Feenstra family. What wonderful memories he has left behind. Rest In Peace Frank
    Don & Penny Phillips

  15. Who didn’t know Frank? I really could not say how many years ago we met, but I know it was many. Even after leaving Petrolia for years I come back and who is one of the first people I meet. What a sad loss to our community. What a great guy he was. We send our condolences to your family. He will be missed. Myron & Dawn McAuslan

  16. My condolences to the whole family. He was such an awesome guy. Even when I was a small child he always had a smile and said hi, young or old he treated everyone with love and kindness. He always had jokes. My thoughts and prayers for all of you during this difficult.

  17. Our condolences to the whole family. you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Franks legacy will live on in Petrolia for years to come. He was definitely a pillar of our community. The many times we spent together will always be remembered.
    Cathy and Tony Bourque

  18. Stu & Sharon McGregor

    It was a sad day when we heard of Frank’s passing. He was such a gentleman who loved everyone and everyone loved him. We all have cherished memories of Frank that we will have forever, especially when we walk by a window that we know Frank has cleaned-!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you All at this most difficult time of your lives! Sending Hugs and Love❤️

  19. To the Feenstra Family: so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Your Dad and Mom were always so kind to me and your Dad always had time for a quick chat when I met him occasionally. Good people! My prayers are with you all.

  20. Denis & Lydia Trottier & Family

    To the Feenstra family
    This is absolutely heartbreaking news! There are no words to describe how Frank impacted the Petrolia/ Wyoming communities with his kindness and friendly conversations to all who knew him. What a beautiful legacy he left us all. Frank will be greatly missed! Our heartfelt condolences! Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    May God Bless!
    Denis & Lydia Trottier& Family

  21. Our condolences to the family of Frank. Your father was a great neighbor and friend. We will miss his great Humour and seeing him about his work in town.
    Colleen and Butch Houle

  22. Our hearts go out to the entire Feenstra family. May you find peace in knowing how he touched so many lives. We are so grateful to have known him and he will be forever missed.

    Carl & Karen (Helps) Gray

  23. Custom Floors Carpet One

    Our condolences to Frank’s family. Frank was an absolute sweetheart and his sunny disposition always made our day when he came by.
    He will be greatly missed!

    Cathy Rawlings, Derek Walter and all the staff at Custom Floors Carpet One

  24. Dave & I are so sorry to hear about Frank. He was a person that was on the streets of Petrolia washing the stores windows. Frank and his wife raised a great family. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Memories are forever. Anyone that passed him on the street knew he had a joke or smile for you. Our condolences to the family.

  25. Jody, Jaime and family
    So sorry to hear of Frank passing. He will be missed by many.
    Our deepest condolences to you all.
    Ron&Tammy Ferguson

  26. To Frank’s family our deepest condolence. We had Frank as a friend and employee for many years . He always had a date book for me each year. He was wonderful to visit with . He certainly will be missed .
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Paul and Lois Marley.

  27. Barb & John Robinson

    We were so sorry to hear about Frank’s passing.
    He was such a nice man. We enjoyed many chats with him in Wyoming and Petrolia . He will be greatly missed by all.

  28. To Frank’s family. We were so sad to hear of Frank’s death. We enjoyed Frank for so many years as an employee as well as a good friend. Frank and Sharon would clean our store and wash the windows each week and then come to the house with the key. We looked forward to visiting with them.
    After we retired Frank always appeared with the next years date book, and awhile ago with a pen with his name on it. I am so proud to use these gifts. Frank was a wonderful man and will be missed by his many friends all over the county. Paul and Lois Marley.

  29. Oh dear ! Petrolia has lost another true pillar of the community. There wasn’t a time or a single person that Frank didn’t make time for while keeping our storefront windows so clean that birds would fly into them . As a former owner of a tea room in downtown Petrolia Frank and many of his friends would make me their last stop and come in and I would make coffee . I would learn so much from that hour of coffee break . My deepest sympathy goes out to his wonderful families. He will truly be missed . God bless

  30. Greg and mary Colley

    To the Feenstra family . We have truly lost a pillar of our community. Frank was the kindest ,friendliest,most thoughtful person I knew. Always took the time while washing our windows ,to listen to anyone and everyone that stopped. You would always come away with a smile on your face after talking with him .( or remembering the joke he told you ) . Frank was one of a kind . We will truly miss him . God Bless!

  31. Frank was wonderful. I wish I had expressed my appreciation for who he was once more. He slipped away too quickly.

    Diane in Sarnia

  32. Our sincere condolences to the Feenstra Family. “Uncle” Frank was a big part of our lives growing up, and a good friend to our parents.
    He will be missed by all.
    Lynn Gibson-Villalta & Lyse Gibson

  33. The jokes the stories and his laugh will be missed by all. My condolences to all of the Fenstra clan. Ken and Nancy Gould

  34. Mary & Jim VanderWal

    Our sincere condolences to all the Feenstra Family.
    Frank was an awesome man.
    He always had a “joke” to tell and a pen to give.
    Frank will be greatly missed .
    Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    All the best.
    Jim & Mary VanderWal and Robert(Bob) Watters

  35. Kyle , Patti and Kolton Pembleton

    The Feenstra Family
    We are so very sorry for your loss
    Our thoughts are with you all
    Frank was a Great man that will be missed

  36. I am so sorry to hear ♥️ My condolences to the entire Feenstra family . I remember chatting with Frank a lot at the bowling alley growing up. He always had a smile for me … Rest In Peace sir ♥️

  37. Laura and Ron Meredith

    Our Condolences to Brenda and the Feenstra family. Frank was a very charming and personable man. His meetings would always leave you feeling better. He took the time to share a joke no matter what he was doing. He always left you smiling. He will be missed but I know he is dancing with Sharon. So sorry for you loss.
    Laura and Ron Meredith

  38. So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was always smiling and so friendly. He could be found downtown washing windows in all kinds of weather. Will miss seeing him around town. Deepest condolences to the family. Penny and George.

  39. Rick and Gayle Tremblay

    The Feenstra Family
    We were saddened to hear of the passing of your dad. While cleaning windows, he always took the time as I passed by, to ask “How you doing Gayle” caring, friendly guy.
    Know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
    Treasure your memories,

  40. For all the Feenstra Families , our deepest condolences on Frank’s passing , a lovely gentleman with always a cheery smile and hello . Whenever I saw him working uptown , I’d think to myself ” oh, there’s Frank , the world is right ” ..xox

  41. So very sorry for your loss, Frank was a regular at my work. He always had a smile and a story to tell, I will miss our chats on Friday nights. I still use one of his famous pens he gave me one of the first times we met. He will be deeply missed by many.

  42. Al’s Vacuum and Sewing Centre

    Our deepest condolences to the Feenstra family.
    Frank was a great friend of ours. He cleaned our windows for over 30 years. Before he l left he always had a good story to tell that kept you laughing for the rest on the day. He will be sadly missed.
    When someone you love becomes a memory………those memories become a treasure

    Rob Bedard and staff

  43. Ernie & Donna Bedard

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Freenstra Family. Wishing you all strength and comfort through this difficult time.
    Frank was such a great friend & neighbour and certainly will be missed. Always , looked forward to having coffee with him every Monday morning in Wyoming. Going to miss his jokes, smiles and his little chuckle. RIP Frank 😢💔
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. “

  44. Feenstra Family,

    Sorry for your loss! Frank will be dearly missed. We have great memories of Frank at the arena and on the streets of Petrolia. He was a wonderful person!

    We are sad to hear this news.
    Tim, Tracy, Aidan and Matthew Annett

  45. Thinking of the Feenstra Family at this time, originally meeting Frank in the Petrolia hockey world, he then cleaned our windows for many years…we looked forward to his visit each week and always loved chatting with him on the street in Petrolia, always making you smile and making the world a better place, Frank will be greatly missed

  46. Doug & Lori Gatecliff

    Frank was a well know part of Petrolia, and always took the time to chat with anyone that walked past his “office” . Our thoughts go out to his entire family. He will be truly missed by everyone that was lucky enough to share his huge smile.

  47. To the entire Feenstra family, condolences on the passing of Frank, the streets of Wyoming and Petrolia won’t seem the same without him.


    Jeff Beth Hackett & boys

  48. Mark and Carol Drope

    We are so sad to learn of Frank’s passing . He took care of keeping my windows sparkling clean every week for many years at our business in Petrolia . The added bonus was a quick chat and of course one of his famous jokes to go with it.
    Our condolences to the entire Feenstra family , we are sure you will find comfort in remembering such a terrific man . The world could sure use more Frank’s !

  49. I am so sorry to hear about Franks passing. He was such an amazing man!!! Thoughts and prayers to his family!!!❤️❤️❤️

  50. Terry and Yvette McNally

    Dave, Brian, Jody and Brenda:

    Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. What a great guy he was to all the young crazy friends you guys invited over to your parents home over the years. I remember fondly watching everyone fall asleep sitting in the 105 degree heat the wood stove kicked out in the front room. Definitely a first class guy who along with your mom did a great job raising the 4 of you and helping raise some of us along the way.

  51. Dear Feenstra family. My condolences at this sad, difficult time.. Frank was always up for a chat when I ran into him uptown. He will be missed my many. Gail

  52. Kevin & Cheri Helps

    Dave, Brian, Brenda, Jody and families,

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. It is so incredibly hard to lose a parent. Frank will be missed by all who knew him.

    Kevin and Cheri Helps

  53. Brenda and Kevin
    We are sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Know we are thinking about all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Roger and Terri

  54. Richard Haalboom

    Frank and I were buddies many decades ago until my family moved to the Mount Forest area in the late ’50s
    when we lost contact with each other. My belated condolences to the Feenstra family
    and to the friends of the late Frank Feenstra.
    Richard Haalboom,

  55. Judy and Ron Snow

    So sorry. We just heard of Frank’s passing. Such a lovely man. We’ve known Frank and Sharon for many, many years. Always had a smile even when life was difficult. God bless you Frank. Thanks for all you did to brighten our lives and our
    community. Ron and Judy Snow

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