Frank was born in the Fort Garry area of Winnipeg, and grew up and attended school there. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy at age 16, serving briefly in the Halifax-Newfoundland areas as a stoker, escorting convoys enroute to England via the northern Atlantic route. After the war, Frank was employed for 37 years at Canadian National Railways in the Winnipeg area as a clerk. He met and married Betty there and spent summers in their cottage in Lac-du-Bonnet until her death. A subsequent marriage to Aline terminated and he arrived on Vancouver Island to look up his old friends, Les and Joan Dale in the Duncan area. He and “Billy” settled in the 4-ways park at Cowichan Bay where they were very noticeable in a silver coloured Ford van with decals of Billy on all sides. The van is still active in the area by friends who wish to keep the memory alive. Frank was active in local church and seniors groups. Predeceased by his faithful dog, “Billy”, whose ashes will accompany him to Winnipeg to be interred with his ashes in the family plot, joining his wife, Betty. A Celebration of Frank’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road in Duncan. Please come and share your memories of a life well lived.
REST IN PEACE FRANK, it was an eventful journey!