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FRANK ELDING PRICE

Born: Mar 01, 1931

Date of Passing: Oct 14, 2015

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FRANK ELDING PRICE Frank Price was born to James and Marion Price at Regina Saskatchewan on March 1, 1931. His mother died in childbirth. Subsequently, his father married Sigga Reykdal who, for the balance of his life, was the only mother he ever knew. Frank had three siblings, Ted (predeceased), Paul and Dale. Frank married Stephanie Reznik in 1955. They raised two children Randy and Shawn Price. Frank leaves five grandchildren, Devon, Brody, Steven, Kelli, and Staci Price. Over the years the family lived in a number of locals throughout Manitoba. After their marriage, the family lived in Roblin, MB where Frank was a Public Health Inspector. In 1960, the family moved to Stonewall, MB while Frank established his consulting business in Winnipeg. In 1967, the family moved from Stonewall to Winnipeg. In 1971, the family moved to Rivers, MB, where Frank became Manager of 00-ZA-WE-KWUN Centre, a training center for Indian People and where he attained his private pilot's license. During his early years Frank was committed to Community Development and at one time, was President of the Roblin Chamber of Commerce, the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce and in 1962/63, held the distinction of being elected as the youngest President of the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, he was Chairman of the Agricultural Bureau, also Chairman of the National Agricultural Business Forum. Over the years, he was a member of the Prairie Transportation Commission, Vice-President of the Manitoba Forest Products Association. He had a major interest in Indian conditions both as the advisor to the Grand Chief of the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood, Dr. David Courchene L.L.B. (Hon) OM, who honoured him by naming him Chief Shooneyah Wahgoosh (Silver Fox) for his work with the brotherhood. He was also, during the 1960s, a principal advisor to the Regional Directors of the Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, Indian and Northern Affairs. His firm carried out many economic studies of First Nations in the three Prairie Provinces. His firm was instrumental in the development of many Indian community projects in Northern Ontario from James Bay to the Manitoba Border. Of particular note was the thirty years of active participation with the Sandy Lake First Nation, a community he felt a special affection for. Always there for grandkids sports, school activities, always family first. Loved the lake and dogs. Always trying to take somebodies dog to the cabin. A passion he passed on to the whole family. Loved to read, and because his father participated in both World Wars, he was immensely interested in war history which led him to trace his family's history back to the mid 1700s where he found family in England, India, the Philippines and of course Canada. As his family and friends would know, he was a spirited political thinker and loved the lively political conversations. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's name to the Winnipeg Humane Society or charity of your choice. A come and go reception celebrating Frank's life will be held at the Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, 201 Scurfield Blvd, Tuesday October 27, 2015 between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Funeral Arrangements in Care of: Wheeler Funeral Home, Cemetery Crematorium 1800 Day Street - 204-224-1525 Please sign the book of memories at www.wheelerfuneral.com
Publish Date: Oct 24, 2015

FRANK ELDING PRICE It is with great sadness the family of Frank Price announces his passing on October 14, 2015 at his home age of 84 years. A long obituary will appear next week. Funeral Arrangements in Care of: Wheeler Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematorium 1800 Day Street - 204-224-1525 Please sign the book of memories at www.wheelerfuneral.com
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2015

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 24, 2015

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I have many memories of a wonderful boss and great friend, working for Frank Price for over 11 years was both a joy and challenge. He taught me many things and was an inspiration to me and my family. Both Stella and Frank offered a place for my son to stay in the summer when he was in Winnipeg and a place for my husband to stay while he finished a plumbing course at Red River. Stella, Randy and Shawn, he was a much admired man who will be missed tremendously. Our condolences to you and your family - Posted by: Dora May Irvine (former employee) on: Oct 26, 2015

  • Many fond memories of a shared ownership of a small airplane with Frank. His mentorship and assistance with my first application for work in the the aviation world led to a thirty five year career in the airline industry. Always a true gentleman and good friend and wont be forgotten.Condolences to Stell Randy and Shawn and there families - Posted by: Bill Pollock (Friend) on: Oct 26, 2015

  • I will always remember his kindness and commitment during my high school years in (Oza We Kwun) Rivers, MB. I was good friends with his son; Randy and we played hockey for the Cardale Cougers. Mr.Price always made sure we got to our hockey games and tournaments on time. We always felt welcome in his home. Condolences to the family. REST IN PEACE - Posted by: E Gordon McGillivary (old friend of the family) on: Oct 25, 2015

  • Stella and family, our thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Paul Chappie and Mary (Cousin) on: Oct 25, 2015

  • Remembering Frank with great fondness. He was always very special to my parents as well. - Posted by: Penny Forbes and family (Cousin) on: Oct 18, 2015

  • Sorry to hear about Frank's passing. I will always remember Frank at the rinks watching his grandkid's hockey games or at Shawn's place getting all his cars fixed. Frank was always cheerful and will be missed. David Oye - Posted by: David Oye (Neighbor) on: Oct 18, 2015

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