Frank REMPEL

Frank REMPEL

Frank Rempel, born August 8, 1927 passed from this world October 1, 2013 surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Henry and Bill; his good friend Jay Harper and his son-in-law John Martens. He is survived by his devoted wife Susie of 61 years, children Janet Kirichenko, Judy Martens, Lorne (Moira), Stan, Susan Burns (Keith), 9 grandchildren, 14 great – grandchildren, and step – grandchildren. Also survived by siblings, his twin sister Kay Klassen, Justina Morrison, Marion (Johnny) Schwiegert, John Rempel (Lee), Rita Dixon (Frank), and Jake. Frank was born in Davidson, Saskatchewan, August 8, 1927. He spent his boyhood years helping his Dad on the farm and enjoyed adventures with Jay and his brothers. In 1949 he left for BC on his motorcycle scouting out his prospects. A few years later he headed back to Saskatchewan where he married Susie Peters and brought her back to BC. They made their home in the Fraser Valley finally settling in Abbotsford where they raised their family. Frank made his living by working in meat packing companies, had his fun with the Abbotsford Gun Club, trap shooting, hunting, and fishing; spent his spare time helping others as a jack of all trades, and enjoyed his retirement hand crafting with wood. He was devoted to his wife, loved his children, enjoyed his grandchildren and was amazed by his great-grandchildren. His last years were spent in health battles, long and hard, cheating death often, until now…peace at last. A special thank-you to the nurses on Cheam 3, he could not have managed without you, especially Janine and Navjeet…amazing grace and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, followed by a reception. Online condolences

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Woodlawn Funeral Home (604) 853-2643


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