I am sad to publish the news of the passing of Frank Holland, whom I first met in the late 1970s when he was sales director for Damio Christmas Crackers. Frank was a true entrepreneur – first opening a greengrocers in Stretford, and meeting his first wife Cheryl and where his first daughter Tracey was born.
His involvement in toys came when they opened Cheryl’s Bazaar in Northwich, adding toys to the product selection.
For many years, Frank worked with Premier Decorations. Premier had a very hardworking and fun-loving staff, and their annual red bus trip to the Derby featured Frank in his element, enjoying both the racing and the fun that went with the day.
He met Nikki and they married in 1986. Bradley and Giorgia were born in 1990 and 1993. In his later years, along with Bradley, he ran World Over Home Living, selling candles and wax warmers.
Frank played rugby in his earlier years, was an excellent tennis player, and also rowed for his local club Northwich Rowing Club.
I will always remember Frank as a good friend: generous to a fault and great company at any social event we happened to attend.
Frank’s funeral will be held on Friday March 17 at 4pm at Northop Crematorium, Oakenholt Lane, Northop, Mold, CH7 6DF.