Frank passed away peacefully on November 17, 2015 at the age of 85 years at Penticton Regional Hospital.
He was born in Vancouver in 1930 and grew up in Port Alberni. Frank attended ADSS, loved basketball and was captain of his team, the “Mapleleafs”. He graduated from UBC and taught in Vancouver before moving to Merritt as the first principal of Diamond Vale Elementary. He was active in the Rotary Club, curling and golf clubs. He was competitive and loved to debate. He and his wife Marion loved to travel. They spent a year in Australia as exchange teachers. After retiring to Oliver he was active in the Elk’s and Fairview Mt. Golf Club. They loved RVing, fishing and spent many years wintering in Arizona. They spent a few summers exchanging homes with teachers from England, Holland, and Germany. Frank and Marion moved to Penticton in 2012. Frank was a warm hearted gentleman and a wonderful husband and father. He will be sadly missed by his wife, five children, grandchildren, many great grandchildren.
Frank was predeceased by brother Jim; survived by sister Grace Tingey (Art) of Maple Ridge, sister Marie Kristensen (Paul) and sister-in-law Mary MacEachern, both of Port Alberni.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.providencefuneralhomes.com 1-250-493-1774