Francis Dufferin Franklin

September 12, 2019
Duff Franklin of Nelson BC passed away peacefully after a courageous fight with cancer, at his home on Thursday September 12, surrounded by his family. Duff is survived by his three sons, Gordon (Christine) and Jeff (Delinda) all of Edmonton, and Don (Darlene) of Calgary; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and three siblings, Marthella, Joan and Blake. Duff was predeceased by his wife of 62 years (Flo), his parents (Blake and Annie Franklin) and one sister (Alice).
Dad was born in Creston BC and grew up in various communities throughout southern BC. He graduated high school in Nelson BC and went on to RCMP training at the age of 19 followed by his first posting in Stettler Alberta, where he met and married Flo in 1956. They soon after moved to Camrose AB where Dad joined the newly formed Camrose City Police Force, rising up to become the Chief of Police, while Flo was a nurse at Bethany Hospital. Together with Flo, they raised their three sons in Camrose while spending many summer vacations back in the Nelson area. The draw of the Kootenays led Dad and Mom to make the move back to Nelson in 1986, after his retirement, where he resided until his passing.
Dad’s life was all about hard work and providing for his family and others. We are thankful that he finally gets his well-deserved rest. There will be no formal service and as per Dad’s wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital, 3 View Street, Nelson BC V1L 2V1.

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