Francis "Frank " Patrick Sheehan

Francis Patrick Sheehan OAM

Passed away peacefully at Gandarra.

Beautiful husband of Rosalie, adored father of Jane, Michael, Roseanne and Katrina, respected father-in-law of Phil (dec), Fiona, Tim and David (dec) Cherished Pa of Jacob, Ben, Rhiana, Tim, Monica, Jack, Jess, Max, Evie, Felicity, Abel and Neve.


We shared a life time of love, friendship and adventure. To the world you were but one, to me you were the world

Love always, Rosalie


Dad, you were the best.  Memories of you are ours to keep, love you always and forever in our hearts.

Love Jane, Phil (dec), Jacob, Ben, Rhiana, Tim, Tom and Molly.


We will love you always, Dad.  We have so many happy memories which we will treasure forever.

Love Michael, Fiona, Monica, Jack and Jess


It’s not what we write, it’s not what we say, it’s how we remember you in our own special way. Our love forever.

Love Rosie, Tim, Max and Evie


You had a smile for everyone, you had a heart of gold, we will love and remember you and forever keep you with us.

Love Katrina, David (dec), Felicity, Abel and Neve.


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Funeral Notice

ServiceMay 14, 2021 - 2:00 pmCnr Sturt & Dawson Streets Ballarat , VIC Venue: St Patrick's Cathedral

Funeral Mass for the late Mr Francis Patrick Sheehan OAM will be offered at St Patrick’s Cathedral and Hall, Cnr Sturt and Dawson Streets, Ballarat on FRIDAY (May 14, 2021) at 2.00 p.m. The funeral will leave at the conclusion of Mass for the Ballarat New Cemetery. Covid space retrictions apply. The funeral may be viewed via livestream at

  1. Dear Rosalie and family our sympathies on the passing of Frank whom I remember as a great advocate of unemployed and then reconnected at Dunnstown when Glenn and I had the property previously owned by Basil and Sheilagh and we loved catching up at the pub. A man for all Seasons and people
    Kerrie Williams/Glenn Howell

    Kerrie Williams May 15, 2021
  2. Our sincere condolences, to Rosalie and all the family,
    Frank was such a beautiful person, and I know he will be deeply missed.
    Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Love to you all,
    Joan Hardy (Moroney)

    Joan Hardy May 15, 2021
  3. Our heartfelt condolences to Rosalie and family. Many good memories of Frank through YCW and ALP. Always generous with his time and consideration for others.

    John and Lynn Penrose May 14, 2021
  4. Sending my love and condolences to you, Rosalie and all the family. I remember Frank as a kind, gentle man with a lovely sense of humour. I have read of his wonderful deeds and contributions to community which will long be remembered. What a beautiful family the two of you have brought into the world.

    Love Kerrie, Matthew and Claire Lamb

    Kerrie Lamb May 14, 2021
  5. Our deepest sympathy to Rosalie and family. We remember Frank as a friend, a kind and happy man and a colleague. Also we remember with gratitude the work he did for the community .
    Vale, Frank.

    Lindsay and Joy

    Joy Lockhart May 14, 2021
  6. Our sincere sympathy to Rosalie and family. We remember Frank as a friend , a happy and kind man and a workmate .
    With our love, Lindsay and Joy.

    Joy Lockhart May 14, 2021
  7. Knowing Frank simply made me want to be a better person; Frank, always measured, never judgemental, always putting others before himself. A Master in the art of Common Sense.

    Paul Tatchell May 14, 2021
  8. Dear Rosalie and family, all our love today, as we remember your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. His life of service was an inspiration to us all. We will be with you all in spirit as we join in the livestream Mass. Our loving sympathy and prayers from Des, Mary and family, and others of the Walsh/O’Meara clan.

    Mary Guthrie May 14, 2021
  9. Ballarat will not be the same without you Frank. Thank you for the difference you made in so so many lives. Say g’day to Ray for me. Much love to Rosalie and family.
    Mary Frawley

    Mary Frawley May 14, 2021
  10. Sue and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you, Rosalie, and your beautiful family at this very sad time.
    I will forever remember the support Frank gave me in my time with the YCW.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers now and in the time ahead.

    Jim Moran May 14, 2021
  11. All our love, comfort and courage to Rosalie and family at this time

    Paula Desnoy May 14, 2021
  12. LOUD fence will forever be grateful for your determined advocacy and support for survivors of child sexual assault. On a personal note, I thank you for your guidance and wisdom.
    Vale Frank, our community will miss you. Maureen Hatcher 🎗

    Maureen Hatcher May 14, 2021
  13. To dear Rosalie I was saddened to hear of Frank’s death –such a kind considerate man– a perfect gentleman and a wonderful golf partner at the Indented Head Masters.

    Love Liz & James Willy

    LIz Willy May 11, 2021
  14. Dear Rosalie and family,
    Our love and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Frank was always so kind and up for a chat.
    Katrina a special hug for you.
    Lyn and Stephen Blomeley

    Lyn Blomeley May 11, 2021
  15. A valued Life Member of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Labor Party.

    Rennis Witham May 11, 2021
  16. My thoughts and Prayers are with you Rosalie and family and Mary. YCW links last forever. Pat Byrne Parkes

    Pat Byrne May 10, 2021
  17. Vale Frank. A hardworking local member and a great contributor to the Cain Labor Government. We enjoyed working with him – as young ministerial advisers – on occupational health and safety and employment initiatives. Frank was always friendly and great company. Jenny Doran and Joe Burke

    Joe Burke May 10, 2021
  18. Fond memories of Frank and Rosalie at the Indented Head New Year’s Eve gatherings. A great Labor man. Paul Costigan

    Paul Costigan May 9, 2021
  19. Sincere sympathy to Rosalie, Jane, Michael, Roseanne and Katrina and your beautiful families as you mourn the loss of one of the world’s true gentlemen. Frank’s spirit is in each of you to sustain you in the lonely days ahead. May he Rest In Peace.

    Marie D May 8, 2021
  20. Integrity, loyalty, commitment and loveable—are just a few of the words that come to mind when we think of our dear friend Frank.
    You were part of our lives for some 60 years and we will miss you terribly. New Year at Indented Head will not be the same.
    Having the opportunity to spend the last 20 years exploring our magnificent country with you and Rosalie along with the Hebbs has left us with great memories that we will hold in our hearts and treasurer forever.
    Rest In Peace Frank and thanks for being our friend.
    Marg and Bill Armstrong.

    Marg and Bill Armstrong May 8, 2021
  21. Rest peacefully Frank. Our love and thoughts with Rosalie and family.

    Des & Margaret Tobin May 8, 2021
  22. A gentle, beautiful man who worked tirelessly for what is right. Thank you for the many years of kindnesses, Frank.

    May he rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon him.

    Our heartfelt condolences and much love to Rosalie, Janey, Michael, Rosie and Kate and families, from Ange (Jones), Steve, Oscar, Oli and Otis.

    Ange Jones May 8, 2021

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