April 9, 1928 – October 19, 2018
Born and raised in Grand Forks – BC, Ron reached the wonderful age of 90 before leaving us on October 19th, 2018. Ron was never too far away from his loving wife of 42 years, Reta. She will always remember him as her dedicated and loving husband who was always there for her. They enjoyed countless years of time together working in the garden and beautifying their homes, reading the newspaper on the dock, playing golf, snowmobiling, traveling the world and even cutting firewood in the bush. Reta and the entire family will greatly miss Ron for countless reasons. From his ability to fix anything he could put his hands on, his tireless work ethic and especially his sense of humour that left many of us chuckling all day long or in heaps of laughter all at once. Plain and simple: Ron could always put a smile on your face.
Born to Ludwig Cecil Frankovitch and Nellie Johnson on April 9, 1928 – Ron achieved notoriety in the Boundary Country at a young age. From being one of the only two boys in Grand Forks with his own personal Newfoundland Dog drawn carriage, (The other boy was his brother Jerrold) to spending most of his time outside of school at Ludy’s Service Station helping out his dad, and eventually running the whole operation: Ron was a fixture throughout the community. He was known for towing broken down rigs from the Paulson and fixing them after getting them safely home, gliding like a world champion figure skater on Christina Lake, winning a round or two of golf and of course creating amazing works of art from scratch with his stained glass skills.
Ron’s celebration of life will be held at a later date. In fact, he and Reta are going to have theirs together! Until then, we ask you to please remember Ron for who he was and always will be. A part of our family, a part of this community and a wonderful man.