April 27, 1925 to February 27, 2016
Surrounded by family, Chief Norman Frank, Nim nim um, passed away peacefully at home on February 27, 2016. He was born in St. Joseph’s Hospital on April 27, 1925 to Isaac and Louisa Frank and lived his entire life in the Comox Valley.
Norman started work at an early age in the fishing and logging industries and retired at the age of 75 as the skipper of his seine boat the Courtenay Maid.
During World War II, as soon as he was old enough, he joined the army. On his return, he was able to purchase his home on the Dyke where he lived for 70 years.
Norman was a hereditary, as well as, the elected chief of the K’omoks First Nation for over 30 years. He was a quiet man, generous to a fault and always willing to help others.
Norman was predeceased by his wife, Barbara in 2009, and siblings Irene, Jake, Mona, Bessie, Stanley, Mabel and Vincent.
He will be forever loved and missed by his children Kerry & Shelley, April & Doug, grandchildren Sean, Michael, Katherine, Amy, Kelly & Emily and their children, his special niece Donna Frank, close cousin Violet Wilson and brother Stanley, as well as, a large extended family and many friends.
Thanks to Dr. Reggler, Home and Community Care Nursing, and the KDC Health staff especially Bernice Whonnock.
At his request, there will be no service.