Frank Leslie Hartt was born July 25, 1908, to Edward Perley & Susan (Duchesnay) Hartt in Fredericton Junction, NB, and lived there most of his life. At age 16 he went to Saskatchewan on the harvest train and spent a few seasons working for his sister Edith and husband John Stephenson on their farm near Stanraer, Saskatchewan. Frank married Eileen Maynard Oct. 25, 1938. A big change in winter sports occurred in the early 1930’s when Frank owned and operated, in his back yard, an open air skating rink and started the first curling rink.He was a school trustee for the Sunbury West area, in Fredericton Junction, for many years. Frank served 18 years as County Councilor (1948-1966) and was Master of the Masonic Lodge. He was baptized and became a deacon in the Fredericton Junction United Baptist Church. In 1938 and before, he was a stream driver going up the river with spiked boots, treading the logs to keep them moving down river to the mill, and was one of the log rollers on the crew. He drove a local school bus for kids attending Sunbury West Schools for 25 years. He was known as the “Singing Bus Driver.” Frank loved to dance and make people laugh. Frank played cards to pass the time with friends and family. A great entertainer, he was always in demand to perform for local functions. He was the “Stompin’ Tom” of Fredericton Junction pretending to strum the guitar and sing, and also recited Robert Service poems.His busy life ended Feb. 5, 1987, at the age of 78 of congestive heart failure after 48 years of marriage. He is laid to rest in the Gladstone Cemetery, Fredericton Junction, NB. Children of Frank & Eileen (Maynard) Hartt: Bunny , Barbara, Frank and Gerald.
Fredericton Junction,, Sunbury County
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