Frank Dawson George BELCHER

BELCHER,

Frank Dawson George

Born 27 June 1923 in Penticton, B.C., beloved son of Harold Edward Belcher and May Ellen Raincock, passed away June 26, 2006, 6 hours short of his 83rd birthday. He was our dear husband, dad, grampa, and “G.G.”

Frank joined the R.C.A.S.C. in 1942 and after discharge became employed with the B.C. Power Commission in Campbell River in 1947. Married in 1944 in the chapel of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, to Jessie M. Reagh of Ladner, B.C., they came to live at the John Hart Townsite developed by the Power Commission where they brought up their two daughters. In off-hours Frank became involved with the Admiral DeWolf Sea Cadet Corps, and served twelve years with it, several as its Commanding Officer. In 1971, Frank was transferred to Duncan to the Vancouver Island Terminal of B.C. Hdro and Power Authority, as its Chief Area Hydro Dispatcher. He retired in 1982, and returned in 1990 with Jessie to live again in Campbell River. He was an ardent hunter and fisherman with many tall tales to tell, his sense of humour remaining with him all his life. He was a charter-and-50 year member of Discovery Lodge. No. 149, A.F.A.M., the Campbell River Shrine Club, and the Royal Canadian Legion, as well as other minor organizations. Frank leaves his loving family – wife Jessie; and daughters Gayle Early (Bob); and Nonie Lambert (George); grandchildren, Kristen McKenzie (Mark), Ryan Early, Bree Wanner, Shonna Wanner, and Tyson Lambert; great grandchildren, Joshua and Mikayla; family members, Joyce and Jim Skea, Abbortsford; Beverley Scott, Terrace; Arlene and Bo Wiedemann, Surrey; Marge Early, Campbell River; Helen and Murray Lambert, White Rock and his special buddy Gordie Hall, Campbell River, as well as many dear friends.

Sincere thanks is extended to Veterans’ Affairs, that provided many of the amenities that helped in his home care. The family is especially grateful for the attention afforded him by Dr. Ramsey; the compassionate nursing staff of 3rd floor, Campbell River Hospital; the excellent care given by the home care nurses, the ladies of the home support team, and the hospice volunteers – all are outstanding in their assistance offered.

There will be no service, honouring Frank’s request. If friends so wish, contributions in his memory to a charity of their choice would be deeply appreciated. “I must go down to the sea again.” Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Services/Elk Falls Crematorium.



ISLAND FUNERAL SERVICES

& ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM

and Memorial Chapel

#103-909 Island Highway

287-3366