It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle following a lengthy illness. Frank passed away at Columbia View Lodge on November 18, 2010. He was born in Leader, SK on September 22, 1929.
Frank started working at Cominco in 1945 at the young age of 15½. He retired in 1990, after 45 years of service. Frank was devoted to his family and was a good provider. He enjoyed road trips with the boys, seeing his grandkids and watching hockey games. Frank also enjoyed his summer trips visiting the family farms both in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Frank is survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Emma, sons Ronald (Marcella) and their children Michael and Emily, David and his children Tanya (Collin) and Stacy, Brian (Colleen) and their children Mathew and Catherine, Randy (Darlene) and their son Jacob, and Robert and his children Bailey and Madison, his sisters Bea (George) Moxham and Violet Jackson, and his brother Tony (Marlene), as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Mary (nee Kambeitz) and George Zahn, his sisters Kay Angerilli, Janna Brownlie, and Diane Oake, his brothers-in-law George Brownlie and Dick Jackson, and his nephew Calvin Brownlie.
Father Fred Doll will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services “Carberry’s Chapel” is entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the Canadian Diabetic Association, Trail & District Branch, PO Box 1000, Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L0, or the BC Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2K2. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online Memorial Register at: www.personalalternative.com.
The family wishes to give a special thank you to the nursing staff at Columbia View Lodge, Dr. Wilson, as well as the nurses on the 3rd Floor of KBRH who cared for our father.