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Frank Kozela

Frank Kozela

December 6, 2023

Frank Kozela

KOZELA, Frank John - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph in his 90th year. 

Loving husband of Sharon Kozela of 55 happy years. Father of Erin (Rodney) Oldfield, Paul (Lynda) Kozela, Olivia Kozela (Andrew Vernon). Grandfather of Bethany Oldfield (Adam Gauthier), Grace Oldfield, Brianna Oldfield and Clara Kozela. Great-grandfather of Harper and Lily Gauthier. Brother of Pauline Trebbne. Also survived by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Frank Stefan Kozela and brother-in-law Frank Trebbne.

Frank was a lifelong lover of nature and science which he enjoyed through his careers as a geologist working throughout northern Canada, as a high school math and science teacher in Mount Forest, and as a farmer in the Ayton area. 

A celebration of Frank’s life will be held in the summer of 2024. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Frank are asked to consider Heart and Stroke Foundation or SickKids. Arrangements entrusted to England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.


— Richard Dodge Jr, January 18, 2024

Dear Paul, Linda and Kozela family;
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. He was a well-respected gentleman and teacher.

Steve and Dianne Leith

— Dianne and Steve Leith, December 15, 2023

My sincere condolences to the Kozela family. Mr. Kozela was my science teacher in high school, such a lovely gentleman and great teacher.

— Beth (Adams) Dodds, December 11, 2023

Deepest sympathy to the Kozela family. We were students in Mount Forest. He tried very hard to develop our knowledge in his science classes. Sorry for your loss. One day at a time.

— Ron & Janice McGuire, December 11, 2023

Sorry to read of Frank’s death. Please accept our condolences in the loss of a husband, father and grandfather.
Jean McKenzie and Douglas Leiper

— Douglas Leiper, December 10, 2023

So very sorry for your loss.

— Lynn McGregor Reeves, December 9, 2023

Paul, Lynda, and the rest of the Kozela family. We are sorry to hear about your Dads passing. We'd like to send you all our condolences. Mr. Kozela was my grade 9 home room teacher. I didn't have the pleasure of having him as my science teacher.....although he was probably thankful for that. ;) RIP Mr. Kozela.

— Jason Oakes, December 9, 2023

Frank touched so many lives. For me it was instilling a love of science that started a path leading to a Ph.D in molecular biology and a senior scientist position at a biotech in San Diego. His guidance and inspiration reached so far beyond that small classroom in Mount Forest.

— Murray Francis, December 9, 2023

To the Kozela family. Accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your husband and father and grandfather. Cherish your memories.

— Harvey & Brenda Maes, December 9, 2023

Deepest sympathy to the family. Frank was my favourite science teacher, he gave me 50% for perfect attendance!

— Marlin Herriot, December 8, 2023

Mr. Kozela was a great teacher. I totally Agree with Robert Dineen about the periodic table. I think his green thumb rubbed on many students. Rest in piece Mr Kozela, you made a difference.

— Cheryl Murphy, December 8, 2023

Fifty some years ago Mr. Kozela had us going through the periodic tables in the science lab. Good teacher as I did retain some of his lessons, and a nice person to boot. RIP.

Robert Dinneen

— ROBERT DINNEEN, December 8, 2023

Our condolences to Paul and all of the Kozela family and friends.
Mr. Kozela tried to teach me chemistry at MF high school but it was an uphill battle for him as it just wasn’t my strong suit.
May he rest in peace.
Joan and Erwin Arthur

— Joan Arthur, December 8, 2023

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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