Frank Danchella

It is with deepest sadness and greatest regret that we wish to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Frank Robert Danchella. Frank was born and raised in the Castlegar and surrounding areas where he enjoyed all the amenities that the West Kootenays has to offer.

Pleased with the finer things in life, Frank on occasion, loved to gather with family, catch up with old friends and was an avid Nascar fan. At a young age Frank was fortunate enough to get on at the local smelter where he loyally worked for before recently retiring.

Frank is survived by his beloved son William Danchella (Jennifer), his sister Beverly Perrin (Harley), brothers Don Danchella (Wendy), Gord Danchella (Lesley), his cherished nieces and nephews Jackie, Nikki, Tamara, Don Jr, and their families, and by his step daughter Madison Samarodin.

Those who really knew and loved Frank will be deeply affected by his absence, as his big grin and quick wit often brightened up the room.

The family would like to hold a small celebration of life in Frank’s honor, but due to family out of town, the date and time is undecided. More information will be shared with close family and friends. The Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

Rest easy Frank.

Castlegar Funeral Chapel


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