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Born: Aug 31, 1927

Date of Passing: Jan 09, 2020

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August 31, 1927 - January 9, 2020

Peacefully in his sleep, our beloved brother and uncle passed away January 9, 2020.
Frank is predeceased by his wife Maxine Dixon in 2014. He is survived by his sisters, Joan Challis (Winnipeg), Kaye Merritt (North Bay) and Claire Weir (Calgary). He will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank was born on August 31 1927, in the Rural Municipality of Wallace (Elkhorn, MB.) He was born and raised on the family farm and agriculture remained his lifelong passion. If you wanted to understand land and nature, Frank was certainly the person to talk to. Yes it always rains six months to the day after Hoar Frost.
Frank loved to pass on his love of the land to his nieces and nephews. Summers at the farm were a time when all the kids would come out and revel in the farm experience. Frank loved to teach the nieces and nephews everything, from herding cattle, to fixing a tractor, combining included! He truly enjoyed having everyone around.
Frank loved curling! He loved to play the sport and did so into his 80s. Later in life, he loved to watch curling on television. He was an expert. He always asked people who would call… Are you watching the curling? The answer always, "yes."
Frank and Maxine moved to the city when he "retired" from farming. He always liked to work a plot of land to keep himself busy. Later in life, he moved to the Portsmouth retirement community, where he would spend the rest of his life surrounded by friends.
Frank was a loving and compassionate person. He had a kindness for everyone that was part of his life. He had an incredible sense of humour, that kept everyone around him on their toes. May this wonderful man Rest in Peace. You were so very loved Frank.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and interment will be held in the Spring in Elkhorn, MB. Details to follow.

Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at

Glibart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • My heart is heavy hearing about Frank’s passing. What a wonderful man he was. I worked in the retirement residence where Frank lived. From the moment we met we had a special bond. Always cracking jokes and teasing me. He would call my daughter, Kayla, Princess, who also works there. It meant so much to us because only her grandpa had ever called her that. Frank, you will be deeply missed. Never goodbye, just see you again. Rest in Peace knowing how much you were loved. - Posted by: Andrea (Friend ) on: Feb 01, 2020

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