GARDNER, Francis (Frank). Born February 9, 1920 in Fort Macleod, Alberta passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at Weatherby Pavilion Peace Arch Hospital. Predeceased by his wife, Freda, survived by daughters Lois (Don) and Shaunid (Merle). Grandchildren Peri, Lee, Erin, Kailee, Breanne, Cody and eight great-grandchildren.
Frank was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion – Crescent Beach, Branch No. 240 and a long time member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and other various community groups. Frank was an excellent cabinet maker and also created small pieces for seniors to paint at Weatherby.
As a young man Frank enjoyed roller skating and belonged to a Club that travelled the Northwest to skate. In later years he taught roller skating at the Silver Moon in White Rock. Frank, Freda and Shaunid toured North America extensively with their trailer and were members of the Airstream Trailer club.
Frank and Freda together enjoyed bowling, curling, square dancing and their Friday night neighbourhood pool table challenges. Frank will be most remembered in the local community as the Semiahmoo High School bus driver during the 1950’s and 1960’s and his no nonsense demeanor but witty sense of humor. Services will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013, 3:00pm at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 – 28 Ave., Surrey, BC. A reception will follow at Concord Retirement Residence, 15869 Pacific Avenue, White Rock, BC. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Parkinson Society British Columbia:
www.parkinson.bc.ca or Call 1-800-668-3330.