It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Dennis Kraft on March 13, 2015 in Terrace, BC. He was 58 years old.
Dennis was born to William Kraft and Jean Baker (nee Hislop) at the Terrace and District Hospital September 26, 1956. He was the second eldest of four children. Following the passing of his Dad, William, Dennis and his three siblings were adopted by Stepfather, Lawrence Baker who Dennis adored.
Dennis lived in Terrace until grade 10 when he decided to explore the world and join the air force at age 16. He was based in CFB Cornwallis, N.S., CFB Trenton, ON., and CFB Cypress, Egypt before retiring after 6 years and relocating to Edmonton to take work as a long haul trucker, which allowed him to see most of North America and fulfill his love for travel.
In 2000, Dennis came back to his roots in his hometown of Terrace BC, where he filled his time doing jigsaw puzzles, taking day trips, and road trips with his mom. He was also a prominent volunteer at the Happy Gang Centre as well as The Elks and Royal Purple where his parents spent many years in service for the organization. Dennis could be found every Victoria Day serving the kids hot dogs for the annual Elks and Royal Purple Kids Day in the Park. And if he wasn’t there, you could probably find him on the bench in a rousing game of Sticks or Ukrainian Rummy for quarters with family.
Dennis is survived by one son, Johnathan William (last name unknown) of Edmonton, Alberta; siblings Peggy (Stan) Sweet, Edwin Kraft and Dale Kraft. Nieces Tamara (Andrew) Letts and Janine (Scott) Wilson, Nephews Kris Sweet and Garett Kraft plus numerous aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles and many second cousins and friends. He is predeceased by father William Kraft (d: 1964), Stepfather Lawrence Baker (d: 2005) and mother Lavona Jean Baker (d: 2014).
A small service will be held at the Elks Hall Thursday March 26th at 1pm. Friends and family are welcome.