Thank You Frank
For decades, Frank sharpened, repaired, and gave away free skates to families in Wallaceburg, from his famously puck lined shop on the edge of Steinoff Park.
Dymock, who rarely left his shop to assure he could help as many families as possible, could be found beside the woodstove, having long conversations with whomever stopped in, waiting to spread the generosity he became known for over the five decades he sharpened skates in Wallaceburg, each time for free.
The 2012 Citizen of the Year in Wallaceburg, Dymock also has a bridge named after him in the town, and a Wallaceburg Minor Hockey tournament also bares his name.
Dymock, who came to Wallaceburg in 1956, will be remembered as a loving father, husband, and generous volunteer.
It’s hard to put into words what Frank Dymock meant to Wallaceburg. Frank never took a cent to sharpen, repair, or give away the skates that helped so many area youth get involved in hockey and figure skating. If someone offered, he would point them to a donation jar aimed at a local sports organization or charity.
After he’d walk over from his sharpener, skates in hand, and a smile on his face, the most Dymock accepted for his giving service, was a thank you. And when words don’t seem to be enough to describe such a wonderful man, it does seem appropriate to say, one final time, thank you, Frank.