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Frank passed away on October 23, 2018 at the age of 60.  He is survived by his loving wife Michelle, his daughters Chelsea (John) Martinolich and Victoria, sister Brenda (Pat), his parents Frank Sr. and Marie Novakowski.

Frank worked in the telephone industry as a cable splicer for over 30 years; first with CT&S, BC Tel and then Telus.  He was an active outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, fishing, camping and biking but his first priority was always his family – his wife Michelle and his precious girls Chelsea and Tori.  He taught his girls to fish, hike, start a campfire and gave them a love for the outdoors.  They’ve grown to be strong, independent women because of his love.

Frank suffered with ALS for over 11 years without complaining.  He made the most of every day and took care of his family to the end. He is loved and will be missed every day.

A Private Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ALS Society of BC, www.alsbc.ca.

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Private Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018

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Memorial donations may be made to ALS Society of BC, Link: www.alsbc.ca


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The service for NOVAKOWSKI, Frank Wayne is scheduled for Private Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Debby Hamilton says:

    Thinking of you, Michelle and family. Frank was a very brave, strong man, not to mention funny and handsome. Such a loss.

  • Gisela Ruebsaat says:

    Michelle, Chelsea and Tory:
    So sad to hear of your loss and the loss of the strong vibrant presence that Frank brought to you and to the world. I will be thinking of you all during this time of transformation for your family. Gisela and Bill

  • Habiba Rashid says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Michelle! Frank’s inner strength and courage was remarkably inspiring for me. Sending prayers for his soul and positive energy your way to bear this huge loss!

  • Brooke McLardy says:

    Sending you lots of love Michelle.

  • Mona Hennenfent says:

    You have been so brave and strong Michelle -I am sending love and prayers to you and the girls for peace and memories to cherish.

  • Wayne Stann says:

    Michelle, Chelsea and Tori you have my deepest condolences.
    What a great man! I was so fortunate to have had Frank for a friend. We played broomball together, worked together and helped each other with projects at our homes. Frank was always there. I’m sure going to miss him but am glad he doesn’t have to struggle anymore.
    Wayne Stann

  • Irene, Monica & Leanne Leeck says:

    Michelle and family– the girls and myself are so sad to hear of the passing of Frank. We know the journey of ALS taken by Frank and yourself was difficult, but you both had a great positive attitude and took it one day at a time,
    Take care of yourself -Irene Leeck

  • Steve & Linda Lewis says:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss, Michelle. Our condolences to you and the family.

  • Monte says:

    Condolences to all. Was a pleasure to work with Frank. He was one tough guy. I’ll miss him

  • Michael Loewen says:

    Oh, Michelle, Frank was an inspiration for so many of us and your devotion to each other was an example for lovers everywhere. Hugs from Sherry and I.

  • Breanne Massey says:

    I wanted to send my condolences to Michelle, Chelsea and Tori for the loss of Frank. He was an amazing man — a bright and sunny disposition, an excellent sense of humour and (my inner child-speaking here) a WICKED Donald Duck impersonation. He will be missed deeply!

  • Elizabeth Haynes says:

    My thoughts are with you, Michelle and girls. You had a wonderful father and husband in Frank and he will be sorely missed. Love, E.J.

  • Lucille and Mike says:

    Dear Michelle, Mike and I are so very sorry for your incredible loss. We have you, Frank, and the girls in our thoughts. Sending you much love.

  • Garth Price says:

    Frank was a Class Mate in High School, on behalf of all of us at Kam High, are thoughts are with the family. Glad to hear he made the most of his time here on Earth and leaves behind a beautiful family. Peace be with all. From experience, time alone does not heal the pain but rather helps us deal with one day at a time. Remember all the wonderful times.
    Garth Price – President of Graduating Class 1976

  • mike f heily says:

    hi michelle , you and the girls have my sincere condolences.. you are a warrior to have gone through that terrible illness with frank.frank was a good man and i had a tremendous amount of fun with him..please take care…………..mike

  • Gerry Conway says:

    My thoughts are with you and your family Frank was.a inspiration for Ellen

  • Lorna Muenz says:

    Frank. Will miss our daily adventures and trips to Starbucks .See you in heaven . My heart and love goes out to your family at this time.

  • Dawn Widdifield says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Michelle. Frank will forever be remembered as a kind man and a great adventurer.

  • Kathleen Lemieux says:

    Michelle, I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your dear husband Frank. I’m thinking about you. Please take care.

  • Laurie Johnson says:

    Uncle Frank & Aunt Marie I am so very sorry! Our prayers are with you. Love you, Laurie

  • Carol Ruttle says:

    Good morning Michelle .. I see that Frank has passed away..I believe I understand your feelings at the moment. I am so sorry that you both had to walk this road.. I remember being at the first meeting when you both attended.. at the time I was literaly praying for a different diagnosis .. however Frank fought a good fight with you at his side.. I was so proud of you as you cared for him and as he coped with it all. . I will continue to pray for strength for you and your family in the days ahead. love sincerely Carol Ruttle not sure if you remember me Ross passed away in 2009 ..

  • Laura Dey says:

    Michelle, Chelsea and Toni, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts, prayers and a heart felt condolences go to all of you. Frank was taken away too soon, but know that he is now at peace and free of pain..

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