Frank Stollery

Section 27, Lot 197
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Born in the village of Yorkville in 1879, Stollery attended school until the age of fourteen, at which time he quit to learn how to cut shirts and ties. By the time he was twenty he was a foreman cutter in a Montreal clothing factory and was earning $12 a week. In 1900, Stollery joined the Royal Canadian Regiment and a year later returned to civilian life and opened his own haberdashery shop on Yonge Street just south of Bloor using $1,000 he had borrowed from his father to finance the venture. Years later he moved to the southwest corner of Yonge and Bloor where he remained active in the retail clothing profession until he retired in 1968. The business that Stollery started in 1901, though now owned by interests outside his immediate family, is still very active on the same corner. As a young man, Stollery was active in municipal politics and was elected senior alderman for the local ward in 1923. He also helped establish the Yonge-Bloor-Bay Businessmen’s Association, which is still going strong. Frank Stollery died at his North Toronto residence, 32 Teddington Park Avenue, on January 1, 1971.

Mike Filey
Mount Pleasant Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide
Second Edition Revised and Expanded