Frank Philip Vandekerckhove

Frank Philip Vandekerckhove ,54, passed away peacefully at home on June 27, 2021 after a long and arduous battle with kidney cancer. He was born in Oostend, Belgium on July 10, 1966.
Preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert Marcel Vandekerckhove and Viviane Helene Antainette Vermote and only brother Mark Vandekerckhove.
Survived by his wife of 24 years, Airish Flores Elbo, niece Chelsea Vandekerckhove, nephew Neal Vandekerckhove, relatives and friends
He was a devoted and loving husband and beloved uncle.
A kind and compassionate man who was loved and revered by his friends and colleagues.
He provided inspiration to a lot of people having survived life threatening surgeries and dealing with the ups and downs of cancer in all of 18 years.
He surged on with his favorite sport tennis despite being wheelchair bound. It didn’t stop him from pursuing the sport that he so loved. Organizing wheelchair tennis tournaments and joining interstates tournaments as well. Eventually, cancer took away that one sport from him. Yet he was undeterred.
He did the best he could even in the face of challenges.
He will be greatly missed especially by those whose lives he so dearly touched.

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  • Andrew Green
    July 19, 2021 10:45 pm

    Rest In Peace Frank, you were a great person in all aspects of life. Much loved, revered and respected.

  • Sandra De buf
    July 20, 2021 6:09 am

    rest in peace you will always be missed

  • Raes Peter-Jan
    July 20, 2021 6:51 am

    Frank, gewoon verslagen dat de liefste en besten eerst moeten gaan. Ik ga je blijvend herinneren als uber optimist.

  • Roger Vandendriessche
    July 20, 2021 10:44 am

    Airish…What a great way to remember and honor your beloved husband…to me Frank was e real warrior, an inspiration for so many of us…a friend for life and beyond …he will always be there deep in my heart…Airish, hope to catch up next time we visit Las Vegas…thx for sharing….❤…much love from Roger and Karen…

  • RIP Frank! You were always such a gentle beautiful soul. I will always remember your smile and cheeky laugh.
    Gone but will never be forgotten. Your memory will live on in all of our hearts. You have touched many peoples lives.
    Thoughts to Airish and all of the family at this time. x

  • Willy De Keyser
    July 20, 2021 6:12 pm

    Rest in peace Frank. You was a person with a graet hart for everybody. Respected and loved.

  • Rest in Peace Frank, you will be missed, one of the good guys! Much love at this time to the family xxx


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