Frank William Wolfram was born in his family home in Grand Forks on January 1, 1923 and passed away peacefully at the Boundary Hospital on January 10, 2016. He is predeceased by his parents Carl Sr. and Lena, his loving wife Madeleine in 1974, his 2 young sisters Adelaide and Bertha, and his brother Carl Jr. Frank lived his entire life in the house that was built by his father.
Frank will be sadly missed by his daughters Elaine (Jim) Tattrie and Teresa (James) Buchholz, both of Kamloops and son Brian Wolfram of Calgary, and by his long time loving companion Bernice and her children, Jo-Anna Marshall, Rob (Nicole) Marshall and Barb (Hal) Wright. He will also be greatly missed by his 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and his faithful 4 legged buddy Gizmo who still waits by the door.
As a young man Frank worked for CP Rail first as a Fireman then Engineer. As steam trains gave way to diesel, he began a new career in 1950 with the B.C. Department of Highways where he remained until his retirement. Frank served many years as a Royal Canadian Legion member and he was one of the founding members of B.C. Government Retirees for which he recently received a commendation. Frank enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and simple pleasures. He enjoyed his time with friends and family and was a gentle man. When his children were growing up, their friends wished they had a dad like Frank.
A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held in the Spring. Donations in Frank’s memory can be made to the Cancer Society of B.C. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baker Family of Grand Forks Funeral Home, firstname.lastname@example.org