Frank Krische

January 11, 1937 – September 15, 2014

With deep sorrow we announce Frank Krische passing at home with his family present on September 15, 2014. His long courageous battle with cancer ended peacefully.

He is much loved and remembered by his wife Bodil of 50 + years, his children Christina Leaman (Daniel) in Courtenay and son Richard (Michelle) in Ladner with his 2 grandchildren Sophia and Leila. He adored them. He will also be missed by his sister Theresa Holroyd (Les) in Toronto and brother John (Caroline) in Vancouver, and his many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends in Vancouver, Toronto and Vancouver Island.

Frank was born in Gottshee, Yugoslavia and came to Canada with his family in 1948 as a refugee . He and his family resided in Vancouver where he worked for White Spot for 42 years. He retired a revered senior manager in 1992 and moved to Saratoga Beach, Black Creek where he has lived ever since. He has been a faithful member as a volunteer of the Oyster River Enhancement Society Hatchery for many years, his love for the work and camaraderie gave him great joy. He also worked at Knight Inlet Lodge, his paradise, for his last 7 years. His positive work attitude was contagious. He was a very special man with a great sense of humour, integrity and was always thinking of others.

Many special thanks to Dr. Camacho, Dr. Kenny and Dr. Gray for all their concern. The staff in ER, on 2nd and 3rd floor and the cancer unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox and all the home care nurses and staff. We are so grateful to our neighbors for their friendship and support; we are so overwhelmed by it all.

No flowers please, but a donation to the Comox Valley Hospice Society or the Oyster River Enhancement Society would be much appreciated.

A “ Frank get together” celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 1:00-4:00 pm at Oyster Bay Resort, 4357 S. Island Highway. Please bring your stories; just the way Frank would have liked it.

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