Arthritis Alliance of Canada mourns the loss of Dr. Cy Frank
Members of the Arthritis Alliance of Canada are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Dr. Cy Frank. We extend our deepest sympathies to Cy’s family, friends and colleagues, as they struggle through this period of shock and sorrow.
Cy was a very kind, incredibly passionate man, a dear friend and a mentor to all of us. He was a strategic genius and innovator, with an unsurpassed commitment to improving health care, for the benefit of patients. Cy’s relentless enthusiasm, tireless efforts and remarkable contributions to the Alliance and the arthritis community are responsible for the robust network that exists today.
Dr. Frank received numerous awards throughout his career, including an appointment to the Order of Canada in 2014. Beyond his remarkable professional accomplishments, we were touched deeply by Cy’s warmth, generosity and compassion to everyone around him. Everyone has a personal story to tell of some act of kindness where Cy went out of his way to help and followed through with whatever he promised to deliver. He will be dearly missed. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and many colleagues.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cy can be made to support the Cy Frank Graduate Award in Bone and Joint Health. Please send cheques (payable to the University of Calgary with a memo indicating Dr. Cy Frank Memorial Award) to the Cumming School of Medicine Fund Development Office, 3330 Hospital Dr. N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 4N1 or make your donation online (https://netcommunity.ucalgary.ca/SSLPage.aspx?pid=431 ).
Dr. Frank’s obituary is expected to be available in the Globe this weekend.
If you would like to attend the memorial service in honor of Dr. Frank, it will be held on Saturday March 21st, 2015 at 100 pm MT, at the Jack Simpson Gymnasium on main campus at the University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta