January 28, 1919 – September 22, 2018
It is with sweet sorrow that we say goodbye to our Dad, who passed away quietly on Sept 22, 2018, at the age of 99. Frank is predeceased by all his immediate family and many friends. He will be sadly missed by his children Brian, Marion, Cara and grandchildren, Laura, Tony, Michael, Brianna, Sam & Jessie.
Frank was born in Victoria on January 28, 1919, but grew up in Vancouver. He skied Grouse Mountain when there were no chair lifts, using wooden skis. He delivered telegrams as a teenager on bicycles with wooden rims. Frank served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 26 years, retired to the Valley in 1964, and then after working with a great bunch of guys, retired from the Courtenay Bridge Crew in 1983.
Retirement included more camping/fishing, golfing, skiing Mt. Washington til age 72, swimming laps at the local pools til age 83 , then back to biking until he was 95.
He is now with his sweetheart, Florrie McMinn. They shared 63 years of marriage in this life, and now have many years to catch up.
He survived the Great Depression, WWII, the Korean War, and yet was not around long enough to see his beloved Canucks win the cup. Maybe a little more help from above will do .
A special thank you to all the caregivers over the years that have cared for and kept a watchful eye on our dad as he walked and rode the streets of the Comox Valley.
Celebration of Life for my Dad on February 2, 2019, from 1 to 3 pm at the Fish and Game Club House on 3780 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay, BC.
Please rsvp to my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.