WILSON – M. Frank, born September 11, 1927 quietly passed away at his home October 6, 2008 with his loving family by his side. His courageous battle with cancer finally over. He leaves us to be with his son Gordon, parents Ben and Winnifred, sisters Rita and Helen and brother Dick.

Frank is survived by Hazel, his beloved wife of 61 years; daughters Wendy Mack, Wynona Wilson, and Barbara Turner (Rick); sons Jim (Kelly) and Jack (Arlyne); and daughter-in-law Bev. Eight granddaughters, eight grandsons, ten great-grandsons and six great-granddaughters loved their “Papa” and will miss him very much. He leaves behind three brothers, Roy, Bill and Bob and 2 sisters, Verna and Irma.

Frank was born in Vancouver, B.C. resided in Ladner where he met and married his sweetheart, Hazel in June of 1947. He moved his family to Woss Lake on Vancouver Island in January 1965 to work in the logging industry operating heavy-duty machinery. In 1990 a heart attack caused him to take early retirement to the Comox Valley. Frank and Hazel have lived in the Valley ever since surrounded by family and friends. Their 15 years as“Snowbirds” were one of the happiest times of their lives.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Wiens and Dr. Winter for their support and care of our father during his illness. Thank you to the Comox Valley Home and Community Care nurses for their heartfelt support and wonderful care Frank received. And a very special thanks to Sandy as Frank always looked forward to your healing touch and gentle care.

We would like to invite family and friends to join us in celebrating our love for him at Piercy’s Funeral Home, October 17, 2008 at 11 AM. Our friend Pastor Gordon Carter officiating. A Celebration of Frank’s life will follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Comox Valley Hospice Society for palliative care would be appreciated.

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