It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful man, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle and friend.
With his family by his side at Jubilee Manor, in Nelson, Frank passed away quietly on Friday afternoon October 12th, after fighting many health issues.
Frank was born and raised in Nelson, BC. His parents were Arthur and Violet, and oldest brother to Bob and Nita. They lived in town and enjoyed the summers on the North Shore. He went to school in Nelson, until he left to join the Navy. During his time with the Navy, he was part of the Queen’s Honor Guard. He met his wife Carole in Victoria and soon after getting married moved back to his home town of Nelson. Frank and Carole lived in the family summer home on the North Shore of Nelson and made their permanent home. There they raised their four children. Frank and Carole were extremely involved in the curling community. They helped organized the Annual Midsummer Bonspiel for many years. Then they would escape for a week on their boat and camp and fish along Kootenay Lake, and would take off to the lake every chance they got. Frank worked for Palm Dairies for many years, and then retired when Dairy Land closed the office. Frank and Carole moved to Crawford Bay in 1991, where they both enjoyed golfing in Riondel and Kokanee Springs. Frank became a starter on Number 1 Tee Box at Kokanee Springs after retirement. There he worked for 17 years; and enjoyed every minute of it. He enjoyed meeting people and they enjoyed meeting him. Frank and Carole developed many strong friendships. Frank had a wonderful voice, and loved to sing and whistle. Everyone who met Frank loved him; he touched a lot of lives and will be missed terribly and never forgotten.
Frank is survived by his wonderful wife Carole (Holmberg )( it would have been their 56th Wedding Anniversary on October 13th, 2012), his Sister Nita, (Terry, Lori, Kelly), his Brother Bob (Lois, Ray and Michelle), Daughter Tracy (Jeff) Children- Cassandra, Christopher, and Tyler; Son Rory (Donna) Children Alisha, Tanya, and Zach; Son Rob(Joy) Children Richelle and Matthew; Son Gary (Laura) Children Christopher, Sarah and Tierra along with 5 ½ Great grandchildren, and many cousins. He was loved and will be missed by all.
We would like to take this time to thank the Doctor, Nurses and Staff at Jubilee Manor for taking such good care of our beloved Frank, and making him comfortable.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Frank May 18 – 19th 2013 at Carole and Frank’s house on Crawford Creek Road.
As an expression of sympathy family and friends may make donations to Jubilee Manor 500 Beasley St. W. Nelson, BC.
On line condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.