January 11, 1937 – September 15, 2014
With deep sorrow we announce Frank Krische passing at home with his family present on September 15th, 2014. His long courageous battle with cancer ended peacefully. He is much loved and remembered by his wife Bodil of 50+ years, his children Christina Leaman/Daniel in Courtenay and son Richard/Michelle in Ladner with his 2 grandchildren Sophia and Leila, he adored them. He will also be missed by his sister Theresa Holroyd/Les in Toronto and brother John/Caroline in Vancouver, and his many cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends in Vancouver, Toronto and Vancouver island.
Frank was born in Gottshee, Yugoslavia and came to Canada with his family in 1948 as a refugee. He and his family resided in Vancouver where he worked for White Spot for 42 years. He retired a revered senior manager in 1992 and moved to Saratoga Beach, Black Creek where he has lived ever since. He has been a faithful member as a volunteer of the Oyster River Enhancement Society Hatchery for many years, his love for the work and camaraderie gave him great joy. He also worked at Knight Inlet Lodge, his paradise for his last 7 years. His positive work attitude was contagious. He was a very special man with a great sense of humour, integrity and always thinking of others.
Many Special thanks to Dr. Camacho, Dr. Kenny and Dr. Gray for all their concern. The staff in ER, on 2nd and 3rd floor and the cancer unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Comox and all the Homecare nurses and staff. We are so grateful and also to our neighbors for their friendship and support. We are so overwhelmed by it all.
No flowers please but a donation to the Comox Valley Hospice Society or the Oyster River Enhancement Society will be much appreciated.
A “Frank get together” celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1-4 pm at Oyster Bay Resort, 4357 S. Island Highway. Bring your stories. Just the way Frank would have liked it.