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Born: Aug 11, 1932
Date of Passing: Sep 23, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
August 11, 1932 September 23, 2022
On Friday, September 23, 2022, dad passed away peacefully, suddenly and painlessly at St. Boniface Hospital with family at his side from a catastrophic brain bleed. He was still living independently in his house at the time of his passing.
Dad was born on August 11, 1932 in Morweena, Manitoba. He is predeceased by his wife and love of his life for 53 years, Marlene. He is survived by daughters, Brenda (Alfred), Tania (Darryl) and grandchildren, Travis (Amber), Katrina (Jaspreet), Aiden and Emily. Also mourning his loss are his sisters, Elsie Dunda and Adeline Brown and many nieces and nephews.
Dad left the farm to work in Winnipeg, where he started his life with mom. They were married on June 3, 1961 and welcomed Brenda in 1969, followed by Tania in 1973. Dad was an extremely hard worker and rest was not part of his vocabulary. He worked at Perma Structures and Bockstael Construction up until his retirement. Dad endured several health challenges over the years and successfully overcame each one with his stubbornness, drive and determination.
Dad's first priority was always his wife and children and later his grandchildren. He made sure to take us girls fishing and taught us how to appreciate nature and the simple things in life. When the grandkids came along, he reveled in sharing time with them at their trailer as well as babysitting when we returned to work. Dad's passions were hunting, fishing, nature and providing the best life for his family. Mom's cancer diagnosis and passing was a true testament to dad's resiliency and ability to adapt under very difficult circumstances. He learned to do his laundry, cook meals and clean the house which he took great pride in, until his body started to rob him of doing all his chores. He accepted help from us gratefully, but with a stubbornness which was his trademark. Covid isolation robbed dad of more mobility, but not his determination to keep doing everything his mind still insisted he do.
We are sad to see our dad leave us, but also so grateful for his peaceful and quick passing. He did this last task in true Frank style, efficiently and on his own terms. We take great comfort in knowing he is reunited with our mom and he is now free of an aging body that frustrated him so profoundly. We will always remember the lessons; the memories and your legacy will live on through us and your grandchildren. Rest easy dad, your job here is done and we will be ok.
As per dad's request, there is no formal service, but a private family internment will take place.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the CancerCare Foundation of Manitoba in his name or sign your donation card.
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Glen Eden Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 01, 2022
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
A well written tribute for your dad. Well done girls. I will miss my conversations especially during curling season. I enjoyed discussing with both your Mom and Dad the key shots or the calls that the skips made. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Denis bourgeois (Friend) on: Oct 03, 2022
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. May all your fondest memories help face each new tomorrow. Thinking of you. - Posted by: Charlene and Harold Mitchler (Friend ) on: Oct 02, 2022
Frank and Marlene were our neighbours at Tall Timber Lodge for a number of years. They were fantastic people and we were so lucky to have them as neighbours. We would like to wish the family our deepest condolences on Frank's passing. We are so happy Frank and Marlene are together once again. - Posted by: Les & Louise Bloomfield (Friends) on: Oct 01, 2022
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