May 28, 2023
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Frank Joseph Leo McNab on Sunday, May 28, 2023. He passed at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Palliative Care Unit with his wife holding his hands.
Frank was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba and joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a Supply Technician on 31 March 1969 and retired 15 May 1997 at Chilliwack BC. Frank served at various locations in Canada and outside Canada.
Frank was very active in sports during and after his Military Career. Upon retirement he and his family were transferred to Whidbey Island Oak Harbor Washington where he worked as the Pro Shop Manager at the Gallery Golf Course.
Frank and his family moved to Ladysmith, BC in 2002 and called it home. Frank was an active member of the Duncan Meadows Golf Club and held many positions on different committees. All his golf buddies missed his smiling face.
Frank is survived by his loving wife Grace (Murphy) of 41 years; his sons Jason, Ladysmith BC, and Justin (Elizabeth Edwards) Nanaimo, BC.
Papa will be missed by his grandchildren: Kev, Cameron, and Amelia; Brother Robert (Debbie) Duncan, BC, and his sisters Debbie Bland (Robert) Kelowna, BC, and Donna Croft, Kamloops, BC.
Frank was predeceased by his father Frank McNab and his mother Yvette (Nolin) McNutt, his Stepfather William McNutt and brother Darryl McNutt.
We have been blessed for having Frank in our lives, he was a loving, passionate, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and his true friend John Smith, we can never thank you enough for your visit while he was in Palliative Care, he loved you.
His joy in life was his family, he was so proud of them, and it gave him the strength and the will to survive during his long journey during the past years he never complained and looked forward to life and especially the Sunday family gatherings it was important that we all were together.
Kyle, Sarah, Rebecca, and Josh Timmons he always enjoyed your support and visits. We will cherish the memories.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Palliative Care nurses for taking care of his medical needs and providing him with comfort and dignity. Also, the family would like to thank both the nurses and Hospice volunteers for always ensuring the family was supported.
Come To Me
God saw you were getting tired, And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around you, And whispered, "Come To Me."
With tearful eyes we watched you, And saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay.
A GOLDEN HEART stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
There will be no service, the family will be doing a private Celebration of Life.