Frank went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2017 at the age of 98. Survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Mary, daughter Lorraine, daughter-in-law Marian, sons Ed (Neta), Robert (Sherry), 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Frank is predeceased by infant son Kenneth and son Harry.
Frank was born in Osterwick, Ukraine, October 22, 1918 and was one of 12 children. His family moved to Canada in 1923 and settled in Southern Manitoba. Frank and Mary were married in 1941. He had various careers including farming, a car dealership, real estate and was an all-around handyman. They moved to BC in 1964 and finally settled in Kelowna, where he was a partner in Regatta City Realty. In his retirement, they spent many winters travelling to the US as “Snowbirds”, and spent their summers fishing where they had an ongoing contest over who caught the biggest fish. Frank enjoyed gardening, spending time with his grandkids and could often be found working on projects in his shop.
Frank will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 1-3pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Service: Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 1-3pm
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
The service for PETKAU, Frank is scheduled for Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 1-3pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.