Born February 24, 1919
-Passed July 23, 2012
93 Years Young
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, and grand-father Frank Flegel.
Frank was born in Regina, Saskatchewan to John and Veronica Flegel. He was predeceased by his father John, mother Veronica, brothers Sebastian, Gus, Ralph and Edward.
Survived by his loving wife Mary (Malakoff), sons Clarence, Ken (Bobbie), Ron (Jan), daughters Blanche Allen (Dave), Pearl Dutoff (Fred), grandchildren Lynn, Jennifer, Carly, Gillian, Brent, Christofer (Nicole), Matthew, Katrina and Erynn. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank met Mary while working at the Sandon Mines in 1951. Frank and Mary married on April 25, 1952 in New Denver. Moving to Longbeach to raise their five children, Frank worked as a carpenter, mine worker and then on the Balfour and Anscomb Ferries in Balfour for 29 years until his retirement. He also served in the Army in WWII as a private, driving truck and motorbiking between cities and countries delivering supplies and information.
Frank’s greatest passion and gift to family and friends was his wonderful and soothing massages. Kids always received loonies/toonies when they visited and Fisherman’s Friends lozenges for all.
Frank and Mary celebrated 60 years of marriage April 25 of this year.
Frank has been cremated. A celebration of life will be held on August 17, 2012 at their home in Longbeach from 1-4 PM. All friends are welcome. Please bring a chair.
In lieu of flowers, Frank has requested a donation be made to Broader Horizons Adult Day Centre in his memory, c/o the KLH Foundation, 3 View Street, Nelson BC V1L 2V1 and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC & Yukon Branch, 4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.
View Frank on Youtube giving massages, search “Frank Young Heart, Wise Hands” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNg0S3DivVg
Thank you to Dr. Cochrane, 3rd floor nurses, Broader Horizons (you were very special to dad) and all of Dad’s acquaintances and friends.
Sarah Greenwood of Castlegar Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.