Frank (pictured playing the Bagpipes) grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, and, like most young kids his age, he learned to play hockey. He turned pro in 1973 after graduating from high school and had stints with the NY Rangers (NHL) and the Edmonton Oilers, Cincinnati Stingers and Birmingham Bulls of the World Hockey Association (WHA).
He is married to his wife Judy and they have two grown children, a daughter Catherine and son Alex. He and Judy now have one grandchild, Allan, who is 15 months old.
After finishing his hockey career, he settled in Birmingham, Al., where he got into stock car racing. Birmingham was a hotbed of stock car racing at the time. He did that for almost six years before getting a ‘real’ job as a mortgage loan originator. During the financial crisis of 2008, he took a staff position with Dexter Mining Company based out of Nova Scotia. After 11 years, he was tired of the cold and moved to South Florida to be close to his new grandson and at the same time stay warm.
Frank learned to play the Bagpipes at age 11 in Nova Scotia. He still plays today as a solo entertainer and also with the Palm Beach Pipes and Drums. The family moved to Boca Raton in September 2019 where he is currently employed as a loan officer at US Mortgage of Florida at their home office in Boca Raton.
Frank interest in Boca Rotary developed via Club member Julie Vianale. He joined in the fall 2019. If he were a TV show, it would be “Survivor.” His heroes are older brother Don Beaton, former NHL player and good friend Brian Campbell and his wife of 42 years, Judy.