Bob Frank passed away suddenly on January 22, 2016 at Surrey Memorial Hospital from complications of kidney failure after over 15 years of dialysis treatment.
A gathering of family, friends, co-workers and business associates was held for Bob on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Langley Seniors Centre, Langley, B.C. The owners and all the staff of Hallmark Ford in Surrey where he worked as well as business associates of the dealership came to the gathering to honour their fallen colleague.
Bob was born at the Red Cross Hospital in Terrace on July 10, 1949. He had all his schooling in Terrace, graduating from Skeena Jr. Sr. High School in 1967. While in grade 12 he began working part-time at the Bob Parker Ford dealership. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Victoria but decided university wasn’t for him and returned to Terrace and began working full time for Bob Parker’s. Thus began his 48 plus year career with Ford. After working at Ford dealers in Kamloops and Port Coquitlam, he joined Hallmark Ford in Surrey, B.C. and was with their parts department for over 31 years.
Bob married Judy Johnston, whom he adored, in April 1995 and they had almost 24 wonderful years together. Bob was predeceased by his loving parents Floyd and Aileen Frank, who were long-time residents of Terrace, and is survived by his wife Judy; his brothers Jim (Heather) Frank and Norm (Linda) Frank and sister Tricia (Jack) White; his daughters Christi Frank (Lee Tomkulak); and Karen (Shawn) Petraschuk and son James Frank (Rebecca Smeets); grandsons Kieran and Skylar Petraschuk; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
His weary hours and days of pain,
His troubled nights are past;
And in our aching hearts we know
He has found sweet rest at last.
As we grieve, let’s tell the stories,
And treasure the memories.